Climate change has emerged as the greatest threat to the health of the Blue Pacific, as highlighted by the present global energy crisis. This side event will launch the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP) 2021-2030 as a commitment by Pacific Island Countries and Territories to transform their energy sector from fossil fuel-based to clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy.
This side event aims to highlight how Pacific Island Countries and Territories ensure food security in the region, making genetic diversity part of climate change adaptation. It will present the Pacific Community's Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePACT), which houses over 2,000 accessions of the region's staple crops taro, yam, sweet potato, banana, cassava, and breadfruit.
The Kiwa Initiative to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems, economies and communities in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) through Nature-based Solutions. This event will feature presentation and experience sharing from PICTs beneficiaries and partners.
The objective of this event to identify strategies to close the financing, technology, capacity, and knowledge gaps to achieve and increase the ambition for SIDS energy transition, climate action and sustainable development.
For the first time in recent history, the Government of Canada, will host a Canada Pavilion at the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27). The Canada Pavilion at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt provides a unique opportunity to profile the diversity of Canadian actions and perspectives on climate change.
The Regional Pacific NDC Hub has already implemented Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects in the region to assist member countries achieve their NDC commitments and global pledges.
Phase 3 started in July 2022 so this will also provide the perfect opportunity for donors to see how their funds will be utilized by our PSIDS to implement NDC activities which all aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the region.
This event will aim to:
- share the success stories on the reality and challenges of Climate Change in the Pacific Islands;
- showcase the work that the Regional Pacific NDC Hub is doing other regions, and learn, exchange and network with other NDC Hubs and partners.
Developing partnerships is imperative to support navigating the often difficult process of accessing international climate finance, blue finance and investments in ocean ecosystem conservation.
There is increasing urgency that nations achieve goals and commitments to reducing GHG and carbon emissions as well as support ongoing efforts to implement SDG 14.3, “to minimize and address impacts of ocean acidification.”
Government and non-government actors can implement actions that mitigate and adapt to climate risks including ocean warming, acidification, deoxygenation.
The side-event will launch the Blue Concrete Initiative to investigate a transition to low carbon concrete in the Pacific Region under the leadership of Fiji.
Women and Girls at the Center of any Climate Change Action
(12:00pm - 01:00pm)
The 2050 Strategy recognises the importance of securing the wellbeing of Pacific peoples by having people-centred development and in the Pacific, climate change is a daily reality and disproportionately impacts marginalised groups including women and girls, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, children, and older people.
About the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion is located in the same zone as where the Pavilions are placed. SPC's side events will be held in this Pavillion.
Please note that we will update this guide as new information comes to light. This current version you are reading is Version One dated 10 October 2022.