The Pacific Islands Climate Change Assistance Programme (PICCAP) is a three-year climate change enabling activity involving 10 Pacific Island Countries (PICs): Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. PICCAP is designed to assist PICs in meeting their reporting requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
To enable countries to fulfill their reporting requirements, PICCAP has been providing and facilitating technical assistance to national climate change teams and experts. This assistance has resulted in technical studies that will form the basis for their initial national communications to the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the UNFCCC.
National greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are one of five activities that have been undertaken by national teams and experts. To ensure maximum value is gained from this work, the findings from each country need to be reviewed, evaluated and synthesised. The current regional assessment and synthesis is intended to complement and facilitate completion of the initial national communications.