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The Pacific region is particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.  Its unique environment and social and economic challenges limit Pacific ACP countries’ capacity to reduce vulnerability and exposure to climate change impacts.  The impacts of climate change threaten the existence of Pacific SIDS as sovereign nations including their ecosystems, sources of livelihoods, health, agriculture, water, infrastructure and more importantly their populations. 

The seriousness of the impacts of climate change on the lives and livelihoods of the Pacific ACP people have led to the Pacific Forum Leaders placing more emphasis and priority on well-informed and coordinated regional and national responses to current and projected climate change and disaster impacts. 

The endorsement of the “Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP): An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management” is evidence of the commitment by the Pacific Forum Leaders to further strengthening regional and national cooperation on the implementation of climate change and disaster risk management actions to increase resilience.  This commitment also shows in the number of Pacific SIDS that have ratified the Paris Agreement[1] and made voluntary commitments to achieving its objectives through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), climate change National Action Plans (NAPs or Joint National Action Plans[2] (JNAPs), as appropriate) and national development frameworks.          

The proposed Action takes place within the framework of an existing Financing Agreement between the Secretariat of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (“ACP Secretariat”) and the European Union (EU) for the implementation of the Intra-ACP[3] Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA+) Programme. The Action contributes to the implementation of the Pacific regional component of this Programme.

The ACP Secretariat is not a party to the Co-delegation Agreement governing this Action. However, it will be a member of the project’s Steering Committee, and through a technical assistance contract will provide technical support as may be needed to facilitate the implementation of this Action. Considering the ACP Secretariat is in charge of monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Intra-ACP GCCA+ Programme, the Co-delegatees agree to cooperate with it, in particular on aspects related to the Programme’s visibility, communication, monitoring and reporting.


[1] All Pacific ACP countries have ratified the Paris Agreement and submitted their first NDC.

[2] Joint National Action Plans are a Pacific approach to combining climate change and disaster risk responses at the national level, which has led to the regional FRDP.

[3] ACP: Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

Project Status
Start Date
Monday, January 1, 2018
End Date
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Short Title
GCCA+ PacRes
Project Scope