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Published: 2016

Framework for resilient development in the Pacific: an integrated approach to address climate change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) 2017–2030

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Climate change and disaster risks increase the vulnerability of Pacific Island people, and significantly undermine the sustainable development of the Pacific region. Although the level of exposure is similar for Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs), their vulnerability differs as countries have specific environmental, social and economic challenges that result in limited capacity to reduce vulnerability.

National and subnational governments and administrations, the private sector, civil society organisations, communities, and regional organisations and development partners all have unique and key roles to play in addressing these challenges, individually and in partnership, to build a more resilient future for the Pacific region.

The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (FRDP) provides high level strategic guidance to different stakeholder groups on how to enhance resilience to climate change and disasters, in ways that contribute to and are embedded in sustainable development.

Part of the high-level strategic guidance provided through the FRDP is expressed in the form of the non-exhaustive set of ??priority actions??, for consideration by the different stakeholder groups. These actions provide guidance only and are to be implemented as relevant to the individual priorities and needs of stakeholders. Some actions may be better implemented at the regional level and some would need to be further articulated at the national level to suit the specific context, priorities and needs of each individual PICTs. The FRDP advocates for the adoption of integrated approaches, whenever possible, for coping with and managing climate change and disaster risks, in order to make more efficient use of resources, to rationalise multiple sources of funding which address similar needs, and for more effective mainstreaming of risks into development planning and budgets.

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