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Webinar: Enhancing Global Climate Change Adaptation Capacity in the Pacific Small Island Developing States

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017, 12:00

Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 12:00 PM. Webinar: Enhancing Global Climate Change Adaptation Capacity in the Pacific Small Island Developing States. Britt Parker and John J. Marra, NOAA. Sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. More information here.

Pacific leaders continue to call for assistance as they strive to understand, predict, and adapt to a changing climate.  The development and delivery of actionable information about climate patterns and trends - and their impacts on communities, businesses and ecosystems - is essential to many aspects of policy, planning, and decision-making. Consultation with decision makers is critical to ensuring such information is useful, useable and used. NOAA, working through the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), undertook a two-year, $2.0 million program from 2012-2014 to support climate change adaptation in the Pacific Small Island Developing States by conducting a series of activities to enhance scientific and technical capacity.  These activities were designed to strengthen end-to-end climate services and adaptation capabilities working with the Pacific Island Meteorological Services and other regional organizations to support robust and sustained capacity development consistent with the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS).  With an emphasis on engagement and consultation between service providers and users, activities carried out over the life of the project included the Pacific Islands Climate Services Forum, a series of in-country climate service dialogues, updated products and services, the advancement of core capabilities of the countries to deliver products and services focused on regional issues, and culminated in the release of the climate services storybook electronically and via web presence.

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