To the beautiful tune of ‘isalei’ ringing out loud in the Orchid Room, Pacific delegates at the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) Protect Steering Committee Meeting have embraced the latest tool in their arsenal to combat climate change.
The endorsement followed a comprehensive session on the last day of the meeting where they were introduced, and had the opportunity to trial the PACRES online Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) tool, designed to provide decision support for planning eco-based adaptation initiatives in the Pacific. EbA is a strategy for adapting to climate change that harnesses nature-based solutions and ecosystem services.
The session brought the curtains down on the-three day meeting at the Novotel Hotel where partners and country representatives knuckled down to review the project’s progress from 2021 to 2022 and discuss the next steps. A key part of those next steps will involve the support tool, which uses 'light' technology designed to suit the needs of Pacific Island planners at the national, subnational, and community levels. The delegates welcomed the tool.