Barriers to Effective Adaptation and Resilience Planning in the Pacific

East Asia and Pacific
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Inputs Needed
Developer or Source
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This report summarises current climate change-related information management practices in the Pacific, with specific focus on Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. Based on current practices, this report identifies key barriers to the effective management of climate change data and information at both the regional and national levels, and recommends how these can be addressed. In addition, the report highlights ways in which Pacific regional organisations are working to support climate change information management, and the barriers they themselves face and need to overcome. The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of key issues in the Pacific that inhibit the inclusion of existing, best-practice climate change data and information in adaptation and resilience planning. The report aims to provide guidance on how both regional organisations manage - connect - discover - reuse and national governments in the Pacific can ensure they are implementing all the key components of a framework for managing and delivering climate change data and information.