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




Objective and programme focus

The regional SPC/GIZ programme ‘Coping with climate change in the Pacific Island Region' (CCCPIR) aims at strengthening the capacities of Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and regional organisations to cope with the anticipated effects of climate change that will affect communities across the region.

The CCCPIR is focusing on key economic sectors such as agriculture and livestock, forestry, fisheries, and tourism. Further focal areas are energy and education. Improving the sustainable supply of energy with a focus on enhancing renewable energy and energy efficiency is critical for Pacific Island countries to increase the resilience of their economies. Integrating climate change considerations into primary and secondary education and technical and vocational training (TVET) is also vital to equipping young Pacific Islanders with the knowledge and skills required to cope with the effects of climate change.

At the regional level, CCCPIR aligns with the Pacific Island Framework for Action on Climate Change 2006-2015 (PIFACC). At the national levels it supports the implementation of relevant adaptation and mitigation policies and strategies, e.g. National Adaptation Programmes for Action, national sustainable development strategies, and National Communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as well as other relevant sectoral and national policies and frameworks.

Focal areas and activities are determined according to local priorities based on identified needs and gaps, which differ among countries. Information and knowledge sharing among countries is supported to maximise benefits and disseminate best practices between countries. Gender issues are considered in all areas of planning and implementation. CCCPIR builds on and complements existing and proposed initiatives at the regional and national levels.

Implementation and timeframe

CCCPIR is implemented jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in close partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP). Further close collaboration takes place with the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Pacific Power Association (PPA).

Duration: January 2009 – December 2015


EUR 19.2 million by the Federal Republic of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Further information

For further information on the SPC/GIZ CCCPIR programme please contact Dr Wulf Killmann, Programme Director.

For more information on GIZ please visit the GIZ website.



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