IMPACT contributes to Pacific climate science research discussions

Our Samoa-based Regional Scientist, Paddy Pringle, who works with The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) under our flagship project IMPACT, has been involved in the design and delivery of a workshop to develop a new Climate Science Research Strategy for the region.

Date26 April 2018

The workshop, held in Samoa from 16-20 April 2018, was hosted by The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

It brought together regional stakeholders to identify opportunities for enhanced coordination, collaboration and implementation in relation to Pacific Islands Climate Change Science and Services. The strategy will help focus climate science efforts in the region and help to ensure gaps are addressed.

IMPACT is a cross-cutting, multi-faceted project that is implemented by a wide range of institutions in three regions – the Pacific, West Africa and the Caribbean. It aims to strengthen capacities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to co-develop scientific outputs and knowledge products and to support relevant actors to make use of them in the development and implementation of transformational climate adaptation and mitigation strategies. Our approach also aims to enhance access to international climate finance and better equip SIDS and LDCs in engaging in UNFCCC negotiations.

IMPACT is funded by the German Ministry of Environment as part of its International Climate Initiative.