Environment protection and conservation
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 countries step up their activities in climate change adaptation and mitigation and integrating climate change and disaster risk management into national and sectoral planning.
We work with Pacific Island countries to strengthen their legal and institutional frameworks for sustainable development and address gaps in environmental legislation. We help 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 and affordable fuels.