Closing Session CVF Regional Meeting Samoa

Regional Meeting for the Pacific

CVF Regional Meeting for the Pacific

Special focus on: Climate Change Policy for Pacific Small Island Developing States

Apia, Samoa – 26-27 February 2015

Focus and objectives

Closing Session CVF Samoa

The CVF Regional Workshop at Apia, Samoa; Source: CVF 2015

    • Review challenges, gaps/needs and success stories in tackling climate change within Pacific small island developing states (SIDS).
    • Group formulation of a set of recommendations at global, regional and national level for enhancing the Pacific response to climate change.
    • Sharing of leading solutions and strategies for overcoming challenges to the implementation of climate change policies nationally and regionally.
    • Presentation of the outcomes of the regional workshop to subsequent global Forum sessions.

Cook Islands





Solomon Islands



Cooks Islands

Topic: “Climate Change in the Cook Islands: From Concern to Action” – download (pdf, 4.3mb) by Patrick Arioka, Department of Policy, Planning and Projects, Ministry of Agriculture, Cook Islands


Topic: “CVF: Fiji’s Experience” – download (pdf, 3.2mb) by Waisea Vosa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Fiji


Topic: “Nauru Climate Change Adaptation” – download (pdf, 0.2mb) by Elkoga Gadabu, Permanent Secretary of Commerce Industry and Environment (CIE), Nauru


Topic: “Palau: Addressing Food Security” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 18.2mb) by Palau

Solomon Islands

Topic: “Climate Change in Solomon Islands: Challenges and Way Forward” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 12.5mb) by Thaddeus A Siota, Climate Change Division, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Solomon Islands


Topic: “Overview of Climate Change Work” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 4.4mb) by National Advisory Board on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Vanuatu

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Topic: “Regional Technical Support Mechanism (RTSM) and Rapid Response Fund (RRF)” – download (LARGE FILE: pdf, 9.3mb) by Espen Ronneberg, Climate Change Adviser, SPREP

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