ALM's Adaptation Knowledge Needs Survey: A Synthesis Report

Author(s):
UNDP-ALM
Year:
2010
Summary:

 The 2010 Adaptation Knowledge Needs Survey was conducted to assess the current state of knowledge needs for CCA in order to identify knowledge needs and gaps to further the understanding of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and innovative adaptation approaches; and to identify key services (e.g. training workshops, seminars, newsletters, etc.) to facilitate knowledge exchange on current adaptation practices and lessons learned. The survey was made available in English, French and Spanish.

Funding Source:
GEF-SPA

Adapting Conservation Strategies to Global Climate Change

Author(s):
Jeff DeBlieu, Elizabeth McCleod, Nina Hadley
Year:
2010
Publisher:
The Nature Conservancy
Pages:
2
Summary:

Climate change poses one of the greatest challenges to people and nature.  It is already changing our lives and the places we live, and will have a dramatic and lasting impact on plants, animals, people, economies and our way of life.  In addition to working to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change impacts through US and multilateral efforts, The Nature Conservancy is taking steps to focus attention on climate change issues related to sea level rise.  Taking action to reduce and adapt to the extreme impacts

PACC Tokelau - Integrated coastal community defense and erosion control, and a safe and abundant water supply in view of climate change risks

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, SPREP
    Summary:

    PACC Tokelau - Integrated coastal community defense and erosion control, and a safe and abundant water supply in view of climate change risks

    Project Status:
    Under Implemenation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Local communities
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a

PACC Vanuatu - Demonstrating the integration of climate change risk reduction in road design in Epi, Shefa Province

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    UNDP, SPREP
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    Summary:

    PACC Vanuatu - Demonstrating the integration of climate change risk reduction in road design in Epi, Shefa Province

    Contacts:

    UNDP Regional Technical Advisor

    Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
    Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project

    PACC Focal Point / Implementing Partner

    • Mr Albert Williams
    • Director
    • Department of Environment and Conservation
    • Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
    • Private Mail Bag 9063
    • Port Vila, Vanuatu
    • Tel: +678 25302 / 22227
    • Fax: +678 22227
    • Email: awilliams@vanuatu.gov.vu

    PACC Coordinator

    • Mr Brian Phillips
    • Senior Climate Change Officer / National PACC Coordinator
    • National Climate Change Office
    • Vanuatu Metrological Services
    • Port Vila, Vanuatu
    • Tel:+678 23 866 / 774 4388
    • Fax: +678 25 745
    • Email: piccap@vanuatu.gov.vu

    PACC Assistant Coordinator

    • Dennis Alvos
    • National PACC Assistant Coordinator
    • Public Works Department
    • Private Mail Bag 9044
    • Port Vila, Vanuatu
    • Tel:+678 22 888/ 774 4638
    • Fax: +678 24 495
    • Email: dalvos@vanuatu.gov.vu
       

     

    Project Status:
    Under Implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Local Communities
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a

PACC Samoa - Integrate coastal community defense and erosion control under climate risk consideration

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    UNDP, SPREP
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    Summary:

    PACC Samoa - Integrate coastal community defense and erosion control under climate risk consideration

    About 70% of Samoa’s population and infrastructure are located by the coast and on low-lying areas hence are vulnerable to climate change and sea-level rise. PACC Project will assist the government to develop the capacity to plan and demonstrate a community based integrated coastal protection model for adaptation to coastal erosion, flooding, storm surges and inundation taking future climate change into consideration.

    Contacts:

    PACC Focal Point / Implementing Agency

    • Mr Taulealeausumai Malua
    • Chief Executive Officer
    • Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Meteorology
    • Private Mail Bag
    • Apia
    • Samoa
    • Email: taulealea.malua@mnre.gov.ws

    PACC Coordinator

    • Ms Moira Faletutulu
    • Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MNRE)
    • Level 3
    • Development Bank of Samoa Bldg
    • Private Mail Bag, Apia, Samoa,
    • Tel: +685 23800
    • Fax: +685 23176
    • Email: moira.faletutulu@mnre.gov.ws

     

    Project Status:
    Under Implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Local Communities
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a

PACC FSM - Adapting coastal road designs to take into consideration the impacts of climate change

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    Summary:

    PACC Federated States of Micronesia - Adapting coastal road designs to take into consideration the impacts of climate change

    As 70% of the population and infrastructures are located by the coast their vulnerability to climate changes and sea-level rise is very high. Developing adaptive designs in coastal road systems will enhance resilience against intense rainfall and storm surges, and would also go a long way in reducing maintenance costs over time.

    Contacts:

    PACC Focal Point

    • Mr Robert H Jackson
    • Administrator
    • Kosrae Island Resource
    • Management Authority
    • PO Box 480
    • Tofol, Kosrae FM 96944
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Tel: +691 370 2076/3646
    • Fax: +691 370 2867
    • Email: rhjackson82@hotmail.com

    Implementing Agency

    • Mr Weston Luckymis
    • Director
    • Department of Infrastructure and Transportation
    • PO Box 277
    • Kosrae State
    • Tel: +691 370 3165
    • Fax: +691 370 3058
    • Email: weston@mail.fm

    PACC Coordinator

    • Mr Simpson K Abraham
    • Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority
    • PO Box 480
    • Tofol, Kosrae FM 96944
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Tel: +691 370 2076/3646
    • Fax: +691 370 2867
    • Email: fsmpacc@mail.fm
       
    Project Status:
    Under Implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Local Communities
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a

PACC Cook Islands - Strengthening the design and implementation of the Mangaia Harbor and managing the island’s entire coastline

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
    Summary:

    PACC COOK ISLANDS- Strengthening the design and implementation of the Mangaia Harbor and managing the island’s entire coastline

    Contacts:

    UNDP Regional Technical Advisor

    Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
    Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project

    • Mr Taito Nakalevu
    • Regional Project Manager
    • Email: taiton@sprep.org

    PACC Focal Points / Implementing Agency

    • Mr Keutekarakia Mataroa
    • Executive Officer / PACC Focal Point
    • Ministry of Infrastructure & Planning
    • PO Box 102
    • Rarotonga
    • Cook Islands
    • Mob: +682 55729
    • Email: k.mataroa@moip.gov.ck /
    • k.mataroa@gmail.com

     

    • PACC Coordinator
    • Mr Vaipo Mataora
    • GIS Manager
    • Ministry of Infrastructure & Planning
    • PO Box 102
    • Rarotonga
    • Cook Islands
    • Tel: +682 20 231
    • Fax: +682 21 134
    • Email:v.mataora@moip.gov.ck
    • mataorav@yahoo.com
    •  
    Project Status:
    Under Implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Local communities
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a

TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Introduction of Renewable Wave Energy Technologies for the Generation of Electric Power in Small Coastal Communities in Jamaica

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    United Nations Development Programme
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Ministry of Energy and Mining, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy
    Summary:

    The reduction of emissions of green house gases (GHG) and relevance and importance of the introduction and use of renewable energy technologies, especially for clean electric power generation, to contribute to these reductions is common knowledge.  Within the new technologies that are being developed in the last few years for clean power generation, those based on marine renewable resources (especially wave, tidal, current) have great potential, due to its concentrated power and high predictability.

    Project Components:
    1. Wave Energy Conversion Technology Assessment
    2. Capacity Building and Training
    3. Policy and Regulatory Support
    4. Demonstration Wave Energy Pilot Projects
    5. Project management
    Expected Outputs:
    • Documented Techno-economic feasibility assessments of potential WEC application projects, and of local production of WEC components.
    • Workshop and training courses to increase technical capabilities of government agencies and targeted civil society institutions (NGOs, universities, consulting companies) developed and delivered.
    • Regulatory Framework about Wave Energy in place.  Short Term National Wave Energy Strategy defined.
    • Documented results of the implemented WEC application demos; Identified and designed other WEC application projects.
    Contacts:

    Oliver Page
    Regional Technical Advisor
    507- 3024548
    oliver.page@undp.org

    Project Status:
    PPG Approved
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    1,420,000 US$
    Total Amounts:
    2,161,400 US$

SPC-GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Project

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    SPC, GIZ
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    National Advisory Committee on Climate Change, Agriculture, Livestock, Environment, Meteorology, Hydrology, Forestry
    Summary:

    Pacific-German Regional Programme Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region VANUATU COMPONENT

    Quick Facts: Project Duration: 01/2009 -12/2015

    Implementation Partner: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) & Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

    Project Countries: Vanuatu + 11 other PICs

    Funded by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

    Introduction

    Project Components:

    Objective

    The overall objective of the programme is that ‘the capacities of regional organisations in the Pacific Islands region and its member states to adapt to climate change and mitigate its causes are strengthened’.

    Main Components

    To achieve the objective, the following six components have been collaboratively developed, under which national programme activities will be aligned.

    • Component 1: Strengthening regional advisory and management capacity
    • Component 2: Mainstreaming climate considerations and adaptations strategies
    • Component 3: Implementing adaptation and mitigation measures
    • Component 4: Sustainable tourism and climate change
    • Component 5: Sustainable energy management
    • Component 6: Climate change and education

    The Vanuatu CCCPIR programme has actively been engaged in components 2, 3 and 6 since 2009, and will expand its focus to cover Components 4 & 5 in January 2012.

    Expected Outputs:

    Demonstration activities being trialled and evaluated for upscaling in the Pilot Sites include: Coastal & Hillside Erosion Control Measures through Forestry, Soil Enhancement & Composting, Innovative Farming Systems, Crop Diversity Trails for Climate Resilience, Adapted Farming System designs for CC Resilience, Livestock Breeding Trials for CC Resilience, and Integrated Agriculture & Livestock Systems

    Contacts:

    Dr Christopher Bartlett

    Email: Christopher.Bartlett@giz.de

    Phone: (+678) 5552187 / 29594

    SPC/GIZ Pacific-German Regional Programme Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region

    PO Box 306, Port Vila, Vanuatu

    Project Status:
    in process
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    The communities in the pilot areas.
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GIZ
    Financing Amount:
    17.4 million Euro
    Cofinancing Total:
    0

The Kingdom of Tonga’s Initial National Communication

Summary:

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was financed by the Global Environment Facility through one of its implementing agencies, the United Nations Development Programme. The duration of this climate change enabling activities project is three years and is nationally executed by the Department of Environment. This national executive agency is assisted by the National Coordinating Committee in terms of coordinating project’s work.

Funding Source:
UNFCCC-LDC Fund