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SPREP

  1. 1. SPREP Members<br />American SamoaAustraliaCook IslandsFederated States of Micronesia<br />FijiFranceFrench PolynesiaGuamKiribatiMarshall IslandsNauruNew CaledoniaNew Zealand<br />NiueNorthern Mariana IslandsPalauPapua New GuineaSamoaSolomon IslandsTokelauTongaTuvaluUnited States of America<br />Vanuatu<br />Wallis and Futuna<br />Pacific Side Event – developments and challenges in the Pacific RegionEspen Ronneberg, Climate Change Adviser, SPREP<br />
  2. 2. This presentation will:<br /><ul><li>Introduce SPREP and UNFCC COP 16
  3. 3. Outline the Pacific role at COP 16
  4. 4. Introduce the panel who will identify key issues and implications for the Pacific</li></li></ul><li>
  5. 5. SPREP and Climate Change<br /><ul><li>Identified as lead agency on Climate Change in the region, but also work on biodiversity, pollution, coastal management
  6. 6. Aims to support PICs to adapt and respond to climate change through the provision of practical tools and advice – programmes on adaptation, renewable energy, waste management, awareness, information
  7. 7. Major emphasis on supporting countries at UNFCC preparatory meetings and COPs</li></li></ul><li>
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  9. 9. Pacific role at COP 16<br /><ul><li>Main guidance flowing from New York High Level Meeting and from the UNFCC key documents – Kyoto Protocol and Bali Road Map
  10. 10. Pacific voice has been very prominent at COP 16 – through plenary statements, side events, press conferences and media coverage plus many other events and activities</li></li></ul><li>
  11. 11. Pacific role at COP 16<br /><ul><li>There has been an active and effective communications programme, including through blog site</li></ul>http://climatepasifika.blogspot.com<br /><ul><li>Key Communications Messages: VULNERABILITY – we are at the front of the front line against Climate Change; URGENCY – can’t afford to wait; SUPPORT – the international community must give urgent and adequate long term funding; YOUTH – we owe it to future generations</li></li></ul><li>Thank you<br />

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