There is a growing appreciation in the Pacific of the important role played by climate change data and information management in effective adaptation and resilience planning, with a number of regional bodies and PICTs moving towards addressing this issue through policy. In support of this process, the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-funded Pacific iCLIM project has worked with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Governments of Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu to identify regional and national-level barriers to climate change data and information management in the Pacific.
Based on a prior situation analysis carried out by the iCLIM project, barriers were identified and characterised as either:
- Policy Barriers - related to a lack of supportive government or institutional policy or strategy.
- Institutional Barriers - related to a lack of institutional champions, key roles or partnerships.
- Operational and Human Resource Barriers - related to a lack of documented or formalised processes being implemented to support solutions, as well as staff roles and skill sets to carry out operational activities.
- Information and Communication Technology Barriers - related to a lack of appropriate einfrastructure and IT systems.
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Brown, RA, Gonelevu, M, Mackay, S, McGregor, K, Kocovanua, T, Iaken, R, Iautu, F, Lepa, M, Tuiafitu-Malolo, L, Fulivai, S, Pelesikoti, N, & Mackey, BG 2015, Barriers to effective adaptation and resilience planning in the Pacific: an information management perspective, Griffith University, Queensland and SPREP, Samoa. ISBN 978-192-221-680-9.
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