SPC/GIZ Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region (CCCPIR) programme

Introduction

Responding to a request from the Solomon Islands Government, cccpir_solomon_islandsChoiseul province was selected as a joint project site for the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP), implemented by a partnership of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Programme, the Pacific-Australian Climate Change Science Adaptation Programme, the United States Agency for International Development and The Nature Conservancy.

A vulnerability and adaptation survey was carried out in 27 communities in 2012 and this set the baseline for future activities/implementation. A programme planning workshop took place in January 2013. The programme puts into practice the important requirements for the mainstreaming and integration of climate change into provincial planning, and takes a holistic approach to supporting the development of Choiseul Province in an integrated, ridge-community-reef and ecosystem-based adaptation approach. CHICCHAP focuses on strengthening terrestrial food production systems in five selected communities – Sepa, Loimuni, Loloko, Sasamunga and Vouza.

A Programme Advisory and Information Group was established and a joint workplan developed. Joint missions were carried out in some communities on participatory rural appraisals of agriculture, livestock and forestry adaptation interventions, as well as on fisheries interventions.

Mainstreaming climate change in Solomon Islands

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On-the-ground programme implementation

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