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As Pacific islands are highly vulnerable to climate change, the Pacific Community (SPC) is committed to building countries' technical capacities to scale up climate action and progress toward achieving the Agenda 2030. Over the last 6 months, SPC trained more than 150 people from the Pacific islands in identifying and implementing Climate Change adaptation and mitigation activities.
Building capacity on climate change adaptation is of paramount importance to enable Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) to address the adverse effects of climate change. As part of the response to the challenges related to climate change, PICTs will require, among other actions, coordinated adaptation and mitigation activities while ensuring national stewardship.
In this framework, planned development of knowledge, management and skills is significant for PICTs. Through capacity development initiatives, the Pacific Community (SPC) is committed to supporting Pacific leaders and population in achieving climate action and sustainable development aspirations that support a resilient Pacific. Since January 2022, SPC’s Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) programme trained more than 150 people with a focus on coping with current climate variability and adapting to future climate change.