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Small island developing countries are among the most vulnerable to climate change. During this century, these countries will face increasing threats to sustainable development from the impacts of climate change. Sectors which are likely to be most affected include human health, infrastructure, coastal resources, disaster management, fresh water availability, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, marine ecosystems and tourism.
The Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) was funded by AusAID, managed by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) and delivered by a partnership between the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) during the period 2009- 2011. It provided critical climate scientific research and commenced important steps in capacity building in Pacific Island countries.
Building on the success of PCCSP and with further support from AusAID and DCCEE, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO are continuing to work with 15 partner countries to help generate scientific insight into the state of climate change in the Pacific now and in the future, under the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning program (PACCSAP).
This website provides some of the key scientific tools and outputs developed under PCCSP and outlines the science and other key activities being undertaken as part of PACCSAP.
For more information on PCCSP and PACCSAP science, please view the following video.
Local language translations of summary brochures outlining the current and future climate of eight island countries are now available online via the publications page.