Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbëit (GIZ) Partnership with SPC
GIZ collaborates with the Pacific Community (SPC) since 1006, for the benefits of SPC’s member countries. GIZ currently partners with SPC in the administration and management of the German Government funded Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region programme (CCCPIR) collaborates with SPC in the implementation of activities under the EU funded Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) programme.
Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR)
Changing rainfall patterns, longer drought periods, increased cyclone intensity and rising sea levels are likely to affect all communities and key economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism. Addressing climate change is therefore an urgent priority in the Pacific and countries have consistently highlighted their needs at regional and international fora. The (CCCPIR) programme aims at strengthening the resilience and capacities of Pacific Island countries, communities, people and production systems to cope with the impacts of climate change. CCCPIR supports also Pacific regional organizations to strengthen their capacities to assist their member countries in addressing current and future challenges of climate change. CCCPIR works in a number of areas, including the development of climate change legislation, forestry management, REDD+, climate finance readiness, climate change adaptation, sustainable energy, climate change education.
Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE)
The EU-GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme aims at enhancing sustainable livelihoods, strengthen countries’ capacities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and enhance their energy security at the national, provincial and local/community levels in fifteen Pacific Island Countries.
Since 2014, ACSE has worked with 15 partner countries to develop 22 projects of the country’s choice in the areas of Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Energy. ACSE’s country-led approach extends beyond the delivery of these projects and aims at building the capacity of staff within the partner countries’ stakeholder institutions, thus enabling them to manage future challenges and resulting projects.