Tonga contributes to facilitate the development of a regional research strategy for Pacific Islands Climate Change Science and Services

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ReliefWeb 18th April 2018

The Pacific is a region that is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The recent devastation of Tropical Cyclone Gita and Tropical Cyclone Keni in the Kingdom of Tonga and in on Fiji re -emphasizes the vulnerability of the Pacific’s to this natural hazard.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) is hosting a workshop titled “Pacific Climate Change Science and Services: Strategic Approach to Research Capacity Development, Delivery and Application Regional Workshop”.

The workshop is being jointly convened by SPREP and CSIRO funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian Government as part of a broader engagement to facilitate outreach of Pacific Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning Programme on climate change science and services to key Pacific Island stakeholders.

The objectives of the workshop are to facilitate the development of a regional research strategy for Pacific Islands Climate Change Science and Services, undertaking preliminary consultation with key stakeholders as part of the development of this strategy, and to identify opportunities for enhanced coordination, collaboration and implementation in relation to Pacific Islands Climate Change Science and Services.

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