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C-CAP (The Coastal Community Adaptation Project) November 2014 issues highlights C-CAP promotes innovative climate resilience infrastructure in Fiji, building capacity of stakeholders with training on new technology in Samoa, working in partnership to rehabilitate mangrove forests in Papua New Guinea and other updates
17 February 2015. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) through ICCRIFS (Integration of Climate Change Risks and Resilience into Forestry Management in Samoa) project is working with Conservation International to review the major scientific findings of their project on improving the resilience of upland forests of Samoa to climate change. In Samoa, climate change is expected to increase average temperatures, change rainfall patterns and also increase the intensity of cyclones...
SPREP News, 20 February 2015. Ensuring that local communities better understand terms such as "trough of low pressure", "convergence zone" and "cold frontal system", was at the core of communications and media training for the Samoa Meteorological Service and partners this week. The training covered perspectives from members of the community, as to how they receive weather information and what they would like to see included so that they are better able to...
Samoa Observer News, 3 February 2015. The amount of rainfall over Samoa hit a record high last Friday. Data revealed that the amount of rainfall measured over Upolu exceeded the 50mm threshold. The heavy rain has resulted in flooding on the major streets in Apia. The Meteorology Division at Mulinuu issued a heavy rainfall warning due to an Active Convergence zone over Samoa
This Hydropower and climate fact sheet provides an overview of the Samoa Meteorology Division's monthly water storage outlook for Afulilo Dam, which they generate to support the management of water resources and projected energy generation for the Electric Power Corporation
ISACC project brief
Issue highlights the 1.5 degrees global warming call from the Pacific, still possible, thousands gather in Peru to set a climate change timetable, Pacific voices at climate talks vital for island survival, climate change education resource launched in Samoa and other issues
C-CAP (The Coastal Community Adaptation Project) November 2014 issues highlights a look back at 2014: a message from project Chief of Party, C-Cap team reviews success stories month by month, on the road to Global Climate Change Action, USAID around the Pacific and adaptation in motion
I am not a leading expert but a leading victim in the issue of climate change. Sea level rise is already happening and what is happening in my island, it is not only a problem for all SIDS but for all of us as more than 75 per cent of the world population lives close to coastal areas," said Anote Tong, President of Kiribati, when he opened the second Stakeholder Partnership dialogue on Climate Change and Disaster Management at the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in...
USAID C-CAP March 2014 issue highlights C-CAP takes a whole-of-island approach in Kiribati, C-CAP securing livelihoods in line with call to action from recent Asia Development Bank study, C-CAP named finalist in inaugural DAI innovation challenge updates on adaptation in motion for communities in Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Nauru
Fiji Times News, 6 January 2014. Samoa has been granted $US14.6m ($F28m) by the World Bank to improve the resistance of coastal communities against natural disasters. The grant will fund a project called "Enhancing the climate resilience of coastal resources and communities project" aimed at helping Samoans who live in coastal communities adapt to climate change and climate variability
Samoa Observer News, 11 February 2014. A new $34.3 million tala project was launched to support climate change adaptation measures for coastal communities in Samoa. The US$14.6 million program will assist 45,000 Samoans in coastal communities in adapting to climate change and climate variability; protect coastal infrastructure; and increase awareness about climate change impacts and adaptation activities among communities, civil society and government. The World Bank is committed to helping...
A new project was launched to support climate change adaptation measures for coastal communities in Samoa. The grant agreement was signed at the World Bank office by World Bank Country Director for the Pacific Islands, Franz Drees-Gross and the High Commissioner for Samoa, H.E. Lemalu Tate Simi. The World Bank is committed to helping small island states manage pressing risks from natural disasters and climate change
Samoa Observer News, 4 March 2014. Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) Samoa is a community group working together with the Disaster Management Office division of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) to help people protect themselves from natural disasters. The whole idea of this is to standardise the consistency of approaches and manage tools that various organisations with an interest in disaster management have in communities
Samoa News, 8 April 2014. Samoa has been listed among the top 10 most vulnerable countries in the region by the IPCC, the International Panel on Climate Change. Samoa is ranked 6th most vulnerable in terms of the percentage of population exposed to climate change risks, at 21.4 per cent of the population. The report also confirms 1990 research that a 30-50 cm sea- level rise projected by 2050 would threaten low islands, and that a 1m rise by 2100 would render some island countries uninhabitable
Samoa News, 20 May 2014. Samoa - and other small Pacific countries will be the first to "disappear" as a global challenge described as a “weapon of mass destruction” worsens. The challenge in question is climate change. Pacific countries have consistently called on developed countries to do more to reduce their greenhouse emissions. Although we only contribute 0.03per cent of the world's greenhouse gas our countries are in the front line and will be the first to disappear with...
The Samoa Disaster Management Office (DMO) Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014. The second issue of the DMO newsletter highlights cost benefit analysis in disaster risk reduction hands-on workshop, raising awareness of disaster reduction, DMO staff attends EIA (Environmental Impact Assessments) seminar by PUMA and emergency radio network update report and more
3 April 2014. Samoa is currently seeking funding to continue a four year Climate Early Warning System which began in 2009. Known as CLEWS, this project enabled the Samoa Meteorology Division to provide sectors with climate forecasts three months in advance. This helped different sectors such as Tourism, Agriculture, Forestry and the Public Health office to be able to plan to prepare for the impacts of the probable climate
Presentation on major achievements, enabling factors, impediments and way forward of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) in Samoa during Session 1 at the 6th Session of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management ; 2nd - 4th June, 2014, Novotel Hotel, Suva, Fiji
RNZI News, 21 April 2014. Samoa is the first Pacific country to complete and commission a world class digital emergency radio communication network. The network, to be used during disasters, has displayed 13 physical sites around the country