SPC and UNDP partner to support coastal adaptation in Tuvalu
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Pacific Community (SPC) signed a Letter of Agreement, cementing their mutual commitment to work together to improve Tuvalu’s resilience to coastal flooding under the Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP).
The nine low-lying atoll islands of Tuvalu are among the most vulnerable in the world to sea level rise and the impacts of climate change. As an example, large waves generated by Tropical Cyclone Pam in 2015 flooded multiple islands in Tuvalu and displaced 45% of the population.
To address the challenges of marine hazards in Tuvalu and to plan for the future, the government of Tuvalu, UNDP, and SPC have designed tasks within TCAP that will provide robust technical and social analysis to inform risk management and coastal adaptation decisions.
Thursday 20 December 2018