Resilience and Sustainable Development

Protection and conservation of the environment is becoming increasingly important because of the effects of climate change such as rising sea levels and ocean acidification. Large-scale forest logging, commercial agriculture and associated land clearing, threaten the sustainability of natural resources. Leveraging environment and climate funding help enable the countries and territories to step up their activities in climate change adaptation and mitigation and in integrating climate change and disaster risk management into national and sectoral planning.

Our Goals

UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji works with Pacific Island countries to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable development and addressing gaps in environmental legislation. UNDP also helps in climate change adaptation and mitigation, conservation of biodiversity, minimizing land degradation, ensuring efficient and equitable water resources management and water supply and sanitation delivery, replicating best practices for solid waste management programmes and increasing efforts towards enabling access to electricity, environmentally sustainable transportation and cleaner/affordable fuels at both national and community levels.more

Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunamis in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu

"It was exactly a year ago, I remember vividly. I was trying to avoid getting drenched and lag behind while students from the Aleipata high school outran me quite easily. I would catch up with them under a tented area with signs that read ‘Safe Evacuation Zone’, a good kilometer away from their high school," writes Shairi Mathur, Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist and Tsunami Project Coordinator, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. More

Our Stories
  • Apr 15, 2019

    The Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster has launched Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contributions Implementation Roadmap and Vanuatu’s Integrated, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Tool.

  • Apr 4, 2019

    A new partnership between the University of the South Pacific and the United Nations in the Pacific, underscores the important role education plays in the fight against corruption and in the promotion of good governance, transparency and accountability.

  • Nov 26, 2018

    Women cultivate the land, produce food and generate income for families. Women’s economic activities using land resources are globally recognized as strong contributors to poverty alleviation and national economic growth.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    The National Public Health Laboratory and other government institutions will be able to improve country-based water quality monitoring with the handover of testing equipment today at the UN Joint Presence Office in Honiara.

  • Mar 3, 2019

    Stakeholders involved in the implementation of the country’s National Energy Road Map have met in Port Vila to discuss the way forward for the implementation of the national plan.

  • Feb 19, 2019

    One helpful measure to support adaptation to climate change is climate risk insurance. The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) in partnership with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII) hosted at the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Humans Security (UNU-EHS), is conducting a three-country feasibility study to determine how weather-related events have impacted the livelihoods of Pacific Islanders. The study will also try to map vulnerable groups and communities.

  • Aug 20, 2018

    Weather touches all of us. Rain or shine, quite literally, we wake up to it every morning, so few things are as pervasive in human life as weather and climate. Climate is a powerful factor shaping development, infrastructure and culture of peoples and nations.

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