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04/05/22 Information for Decision Making MFAT provides funding for the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC)(external link), which is a regional centre of excellence for climate change information, research and innovation. On 10 May 2022 PCCC and the Australian National University Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions will host the next in a webinar series presenting key findings for the Pacific. You can register here: Pacific Webinar on the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Mitigation of Climate Change(external link).
10/02/22 Information for Decision Making Congratulations to Professor Bronwyn Hayward, supreme winner at this year’s Women of Influence(external link) Awards.
Professor Hayward is part of the University of Canterbury team working on a stocktake and assessment of the latest available climate science, and will use this data to produce a Pacific-specific assessment report, focusing on the impacts of sea level rise and extreme events.
09/02/22   Public sector strengthening 27 organisations from 7 Pacific Island countries have been awarded grants under the Gov4Res project’s Small Grants Initiative(external link). Watch this video(external link) about some of the 32 risk-informed projects aimed at enhancing community resilience and ensuring sustainable and resilient development.


Public sector strengthening In February 2022 New Zealand signed the funding arrangement for Vanuatu’s National Electrification Master Plan(external link) to support efforts to lower emissions and transition to renewable energy.


Resilient ecosystems Why are there twice as many fish around islands without rats? The importance of removing invasive pests for building climate resilience is shown in this video(external link) from one of our partners, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
22/10/21  Public sector strengthening Tonga has validated its draft NDC Implementation Roadmap and Investment Plan(external link).
02/09/21 New innovative financing tools The Pacific's first weather index-based micro-insurance product(external link) has been launched in Fiji.


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