Pacific Island countries and territories are extremely vulnerable to climate change and natural hazards, which are major challenges for the development aspirations of the people of the Pacific and their environment.
The region’s recent experiences of category 5 Tropical Cyclones, including TC Winston in 2016, and TC Pam in 2015, along with numerous other events, reinforce the need for action on climate change and disaster risk management to be better understood, planned for, funded and coordinated at local, national, regional and international levels.
The Framework for a Resilient Development in the Pacific is a set of voluntary strategic guidelines to different stakeholder groups (Governments, Private Sector, Civil Society and Development Partners) on how to enhance resilience to Climate Change and Disasters, in ways that contribute to inclusive and sustainable development in the Pacific.
The FRDP identifies three inter-related goals to be actively pursued in partnership:
1. Strengthened integrated adaptation and risk reduction to enhance resilience to climate change and disasters;
2. Low-carbon development;
3. Strengthened disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
The achievement of these goals critically depends on the existence of a sound enabling environment. The basis for the institutional elements is the Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP): an integrated and inclusive partnership for coping with and managing climate change and disaster risks, in order to make more efficient use of resources, rationalise multiple sources of funding, and establish effective dialogue and communication.
This Pacific Resilience Partnership is coordinated by a Taskforce, which drives complementary and collective efforts to build a more resilient Pacific for future generations. This Taskforce met for the first time on May 22-23, 2018.
For more information see - http://gsd.spc.int/frdp/