Pacific Climate Change Science

  • Pacific Island region
  • Taking weather observations- Kiribati Meteorological service
  • The low lying pacific islands will be affected by rising sea levels
  • Coastline of Niue
Pacific Island region1 Taking weather observations- Kiribati Meteorological service2 The low lying pacific islands will be affected by rising sea levels3 Coastline of Niue4
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What’s New

Award nomination recognises benchmark science

The Pacific Climate Change Science team was a 2013 finalist in The Australian Innovation Challenge in the Community Services category. The challenge is run by The Australian newspaper in association with Shell and Innovation Australia. This achievement recognises the research published in Climate Change in the Pacific and the range of science-based climate tools and communication and capacity development products developed by the Pacific Climate Change Science team.

PACCSAP collaborates with USP

Read about the recent workshop, Using Downscaled Climate Information, which PACCSAP ran at USP’s campus in Suva, Fiji here.

Pacific Climate Change Science

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 the Environment (DOE) 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 DOE, 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.

To learn more about the effects of climate change in Pacific Island countries and the work of PACCSAP and PCCSP please view the Climate Change in the Pacific video.

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