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This document assesses the current situation of the country with regard to climate change risk and outlines the strategic direction for 2011 to 2028 as a response to the current situation and... [show full description]
This document assesses the current situation of the country with regard to climate change risk and outlines the strategic direction for 2011 to 2028 as a response to the current situation and projected impact. The manifestations of climate change in the form of rising temperature, variability of precipitation, frequency and intensity of typhoons, sea level rise, and the risks of more droughts, floods, heat waves, and forest and grassland fires have impacts on the economy, environment and communities. Given its geographical location, archipelagic formation in the tropical Pacific, and population distribution, the Philippines is greatly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and has already experienced noticeable adverse effects in recent years.
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Document Citation: National Climate Change Action Plan: 2011-2028, Climate Change Commission Philippines,
 
Coral Triangle Initiative, on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security: Region-wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation
Document Citation: CTI-FF Region-wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (REAP-CCA), October 2011
 
The interim action plan aims to develop a climate compatible development strategy that will foster environmentally-sustainable economic growth. Among the adaptation measures identified in this plan,... [show full description]
The interim action plan aims to develop a climate compatible development strategy that will foster environmentally-sustainable economic growth. Among the adaptation measures identified in this plan, the three priority plans to be launched immediately are é─ý response to malaria, coastal flooding and inland flooding.
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Document Citation: Interim Action Plan for Climate-Compatible Development, Draft document for public consultation, Office of Climate Change and Development, August 2010
 
This policy will enable better coordination of climate change work in the country and provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and people of Solomon Islands as... [show full description]
This policy will enable better coordination of climate change work in the country and provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and people of Solomon Islands as well as with our valued development partners, international and regional institutions, intergovernmental organizations and experts.
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Document Citation: Prepared by Frank Wickham, and co-edited by John Clarke, Douglas Yee and Richard Pauku For the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM). Final report, June 2012
 
This document assesses the current situation of the country with regard to climate change risk and outlines the strategic direction for 2011 to 2028 as a response to the current situation and... [show full description]
This document assesses the current situation of the country with regard to climate change risk and outlines the strategic direction for 2011 to 2028 as a response to the current situation and projected impact. The manifestations of climate change in the form of rising temperature, variability of precipitation, frequency and intensity of typhoons, sea level rise, and the risks of more droughts, floods, heat waves, and forest and grassland fires have impacts on the economy, environment and communities. Given its geographical location, archipelagic formation in the tropical Pacific, and population distribution, the Philippines is greatly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and has already experienced noticeable adverse effects in recent years.
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Document Citation: National Climate Change Action Plan: 2011-2028, Climate Change Commission Philippines,
 
This guide was developed to catalyze local early action in coastal communities through education and outreach, vulnerability assessment, and early action planning.
Document Citation: U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program. (2013). Climate Change Adaptation for Coral Triangle Communities: Guide for Vulnerability Assessment and Local Early Action Planning (LEAP Guide). Prepared with support from the United States Agency for International Development.
 
Coral Triangle Initiative, on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security: Region-wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation
Document Citation: CTI-FF Region-wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation (REAP-CCA), October 2011
 
The objective in formulating a National Action Plan to address climate change is for it to be used as guidance to various institutions in carrying out a coordinated and integrated effort to tackle climate change.
Document Citation: Published by: State Ministry of Environment Jl. D.I. Panjaitan Kav. 24, Jakarta 13410 Tel: 62-21-851 7164, Fax: 62-21-8590 2521 e-mail: climate@menlh.go.id November 2007
 
The interim action plan aims to develop a climate compatible development strategy that will foster environmentally-sustainable economic growth. Among the adaptation measures identified in this plan,... [show full description]
The interim action plan aims to develop a climate compatible development strategy that will foster environmentally-sustainable economic growth. Among the adaptation measures identified in this plan, the three priority plans to be launched immediately are é─ý response to malaria, coastal flooding and inland flooding.
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Document Citation: Interim Action Plan for Climate-Compatible Development, Draft document for public consultation, Office of Climate Change and Development, August 2010
 
This policy will enable better coordination of climate change work in the country and provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and people of Solomon Islands as... [show full description]
This policy will enable better coordination of climate change work in the country and provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and people of Solomon Islands as well as with our valued development partners, international and regional institutions, intergovernmental organizations and experts.
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Document Citation: Prepared by Frank Wickham, and co-edited by John Clarke, Douglas Yee and Richard Pauku, For the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM). Final report, June 2012
 
This policy will enable better coordination of climate change work in the country and provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and people of Solomon Islands as... [show full description]
This policy will enable better coordination of climate change work in the country and provides opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the government and people of Solomon Islands as well as with our valued development partners, international and regional institutions, intergovernmental organizations and experts.
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Document Citation: Prepared by Frank Wickham, and co-edited by John Clarke, Douglas Yee and Richard Pauku For the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM). Final report, June 2012
 
This Program seeks to build community awareness, increase monitoring and risk forecasting and support the adaption of government policies and strategies to improve climate change resilience among... [show full description]
This Program seeks to build community awareness, increase monitoring and risk forecasting and support the adaption of government policies and strategies to improve climate change resilience among vulnerable groups. This program will guide our collective action and support a coordinated approach to addressing the multiple challenges of climate change.
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Document Citation: Timor-Leste National Adaptation Programme of Action to Climate Change, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Ministry for Economy and Development, December 2010
 
The Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit for Coastal Communities in the Coral Triangle (CCA Toolkit) was designed to help local governments and coastal communities in the Coral Triangle identify and implement
Document Citation: Micronesia Conservation Trust and US Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program are co-authors of the Guide to Vulnerability Assessment and Local Early Action Planning (VA-LEAP) tool. Please contact the lead writers of the toolkit (see page 7) if you wish to cite Version 1 of this document. This tool is part of the US CTI CCA Toolkit. To cite the CCA Toolkit: US Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program (Ed.). 2012. Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit for Coastal Communities in the Coral Triangleé─ţVersion 1. The U.S Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program is supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners, Bangkok, Thailand. 262 Pp.
 
This guide was developed to catalyze local early action in coastal communities through education and outreach, vulnerability assessment, and early action planning.
Document Citation: U.S. Coral Triangle Initiative Support Program. (2013). Climate Change Adaptation for Coral Triangle Communities: Guide for Vulnerability Assessment and Local Early Action Planning (LEAP Guide). Prepared with support from the United States Agency for International Development.
 
The national government commits to developing climate change adaptation measures to help local governments prepare for increased climate uncertainty and extreme weather events. In order to do this,... [show full description]
The national government commits to developing climate change adaptation measures to help local governments prepare for increased climate uncertainty and extreme weather events. In order to do this, vulnerability assessments (VA) are needed to identify specific and practical adaptation options and prioritize actions.
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Document Citation: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Coastal Systems, USAID, Coral Triangle Support Partnership
 
Highlights include: 1) First compendium of adaptation actions financed through three Global Environment Facility funds 2) Ten types of adaptation activities were identified through an analysis of 92... [show full description]
Highlights include: 1) First compendium of adaptation actions financed through three Global Environment Facility funds 2) Ten types of adaptation activities were identified through an analysis of 92 projects and 3) Results show that early ideas of theoreticians are consistent with results from the field. This typology serves to provide insight into what exactly adaptation is in practical terms. It is a beginning for furthering harmonization between theory and practice.
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Document Citation: Biagini, B., et al., A typology of adaptation actions: A global look at climate adaptation actions financed through the Global Environment Facility. Global Environ. Change (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.01.003
 
This paper investigates the problem of scientific uncertainty and the way it impedes planning for climate change and accelerated sea-level rise (CC & ASLR) in Pacific Island Countries. The paper... [show full description]
This paper investigates the problem of scientific uncertainty and the way it impedes planning for climate change and accelerated sea-level rise (CC & ASLR) in Pacific Island Countries. The paper begins by discussing the problems CC & ASLR poses for Pacific Island Countries, and it explores the limitations of the dominant approach to vulnerability and adaptation. Next, the paper considers the way scientific uncertainty problematises policies aimed at adaptation to CC & ASLR. It argues that the prevailing approach, which requires anticipation of impacts, is unsuccessful, and the paper proposes a complementary strategy aimed to enhance the resilience of whole island social-ecological systems. Recent developments in the theory and practice of resilience are discussed and then applied to formulate goals for adaptation policy in Pacific Island Countries.
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Document Citation: Barnett, J. (2001). Adapting to climate change in Pacific Island countries: the problem of uncertainty. World Development, 29(6), 977-993.
 
This study embraces an understanding of adaptation that builds on the IPCC definition of actions that people take in response to, or in anticipation of, projected or actual changes in climate to... [show full description]
This study embraces an understanding of adaptation that builds on the IPCC definition of actions that people take in response to, or in anticipation of, projected or actual changes in climate to adjust to and cope with impacts, moderate damages, and take advantage of opportunities. It also views adaptation as inextricably bound to multifarious economic, environmental and political stresses, social vulnerabilities and differentiated adaptive capacities of people in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region, which consists of countries that are low lying and archipelagic (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia) and others that comprise a contiguous landmass sharing common borders and rivers such as the riparian countries of Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
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Document Citation: Resurreccion, Bernadette P.; Sajor, Edsel E.; Fajber, Elizabeth, 2008, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), 76 p. Number of pages: 76 p.
 
Past and current impacts of climate change on three small islands, Ontong Java, Bellona and Tikopia, in the Solomon Islands are studied on the basis of a survey of production systems,... [show full description]
Past and current impacts of climate change on three small islands, Ontong Java, Bellona and Tikopia, in the Solomon Islands are studied on the basis of a survey of production systems, household questionnaires and key informant and group interviews. Perceptions of the local population are compared to regional observations on climate variability and change. The adaptive measures taken in the past are identified. It is concluded that the capacity to cope with and adapt to climate variability and extreme weather events is well developed, and the social resilience of island communities appears to be high. It is further shown that the differences between islands are large with regard to the types of climate change observed, the exposure of the islands to the changes and the perceptions of the severity. The differences are due to location, bio-physical and terrain conditions and socio-economic factors, including the level of integration into a greater economic and demographic context, the importance of different productive activities and the social organization.
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Document Citation: Climate change on three Polynesian outliers in the Solomon Islands: Impacts, vulnerability and adaptation Kjeld Rasmussen, Wilhelm May, Thomas Birk, Melchior Mataki, Ole Mertz, Douglas Yee Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography Vol. 109, Iss. 1, 2009
 
Principles for designing marine protected area (MPA) networks that address social, economic, and biological criteria are well established in the scientific literature. Climate change represents a new... [show full description]
Principles for designing marine protected area (MPA) networks that address social, economic, and biological criteria are well established in the scientific literature. Climate change represents a new and serious threat to marine ecosystems, but, to date, few studies have specifically considered how to design MPA networks to be resilient to this emerging threat. Here, we compile the best available information on MPA network design and supplement it with specific recommendations for building resilience into these networks. We provide guidance on size, spacing, shape, risk spreading (representation and replication), critical areas, connectivity, and maintaining ecosystem function to help MPA planners and managers design MPA networks that are more robust in the face of climate-change impacts.
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Document Citation: Elizabeth McLeod, Rodney Salm, Alison Green, and Jeanine Almany 2009. Designing marine protected area networks to address the impacts of climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:362ľ370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/070211
 
Tropical Oceania, including Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and northern Australia, is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Climate change impacts have already occurred in the region and... [show full description]
Tropical Oceania, including Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and northern Australia, is one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Climate change impacts have already occurred in the region and will become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity and people. Climate projections indicate that sea levels will rise in many places but not uniformly. Islands will warm and annual rainfall will increase and exhibit strong decadal variations. Increases in global atmospheric CO2 concentration are causing ocean acidification, compromising the ability of organisms such as corals to maintain their calcium carbonate skeletons. We discuss these climate threats and their implications for the biodiversity of several ecosystems (coral reefs, seagrass and mangroves) in the region. We highlight current adaptation approaches designed to address these threats, including efforts to integrate ecosystem and community-based approaches. Finally, we identify guiding principles for developing effective ecosystem-based adaptation strategies. Despite broad differences in governance and social systems within the region, particularly between Australia and the rest of the Pacific, threats and planning objectives are similar. Ensuring community awareness and participation are essential everywhere. The science underpinning ecosystem-based adaptation strategies is in its infancy but there is great opportunity for communicating approaches and lessons learnt between developing and developed nations in tropical Oceania.
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Document Citation: Grantham, H.S., E. McLeod, A. Brooks, J. Hardcastle, A.J. Richardson, E. Poloczanska, T. Hills, T., S.D. Jupiter, N. Mieszkowska, C.J. Klein, and J.E.M. Watson. 2011. Ecosystem-based adaptation in marine ecosystems of tropical Oceania in response to climate change. Pacific Conservation Biology 17: 241-258.
 
The challenges faced in adapting to climate change present themselves with increasing urgency. Nowhere will these challenges be greater than in the developing world where often weak institutions and... [show full description]
The challenges faced in adapting to climate change present themselves with increasing urgency. Nowhere will these challenges be greater than in the developing world where often weak institutions and governance systems struggle to deal with mounting pressures from population growth, inadequate infrastructure, and diminishing or already depleted natural resources. This article synthesizes the many global climate change and other anthropogenic threats to coastal ecosystems and draws on lessons and good practices from global experience in integrated coastal management (ICM) that can be transferred to coastal adaptation to these challenges. The case is made that the process and best practices of ICM are not radically changed by applying a climate lens. For the most part, the good practices of planning and implementation coastal management measures apply equally to climate change as they do to other coastal issues. However, there are some new and important considerations that enter into planning and decision-making with respect to climate change. These considerations include the need for an even greater emphasis on nature-based coastal protection strategies and measures, more pronounced issues of uncertainty in decision-making, the need for a longer planning horizon, and the importance of including in the decision-making equation opportunities to mitigate the sources of climate change with adaptation measures.
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Document Citation: Practicing Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change: Lessons from Integrated Coastal Management James Tobey, Pamela Rubinoff, Donald Robadue, Glen Ricci, Richard Volk, John Furlow, Glen Anderson Coastal Management Vol. 38, Iss. 3, 2010
 
This short paper discusses the potential ways in which expected changes in temperature and rainfall may affect people and the environment in Timor Leste. It is tentative and uncertain; it is... [show full description]
This short paper discusses the potential ways in which expected changes in temperature and rainfall may affect people and the environment in Timor Leste. It is tentative and uncertain; it is not based on detailed empirical data but on preliminary observations and a number of reports and articles. It is a preliminary, cursory, and incomplete overview of a complex set of issues. Much more needs to be done, and the detailed research that is required to accurately understand vulnerability to climate change in Timor Leste should be done by Timorese people, with financial and where necessary technical assistance provided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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Document Citation: This discussion is extracted from: Jon Barnett, Suraje Dessai, and Roger Jones. 2003. Climate Change In Timor Leste: Science, Impacts, Policy and Planning. Briefing to Government, civil society, and donors, Republica Democratica de Timor -Leste. The University of Melbourne and CSIRO, Melbourne. Available December 2003.
 
Coral triangle ratification needs RI's leadership
March 14, 2014
The six-country Coral Triangle Initiative created to ensure the survival of one of the most critical coastal and marine habitats on earth is at a decisive moment. The Indonesian government, as both the brainchild of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) and the leader of its interim secretariat, should push forward on formal establishment of the institution before political will and funds run out. Read full story.
Pacific island nations are losing out on U.N. climate change funds
March 14, 2014
Small Pacific island nations, which are hardest hit by climate change, are being trumped by larger states in their effort to obtain U.N. climate change adaptation funds, Kiribati's agriculture minister said yesterday.Read full story.
Climate Change Dims Phillipine's Prospect of Acheiving Food Security
January 13, 2014
Climate change is making it more difficult for the Philippines to achieve food security, China's Xinhua news agency quoted a senior government official as saying on Monday. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan said agriculture, which serves as the country's "backbone" in achieving food security, is highly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. Read full story.
In Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Governments Urged to Strengthen Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Protection
November 28, 2013
In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the CTI-CFF members countries have called on governments all over the world to implement policies and programs that will strengthen protected marine resource conservation and strengthen coastal communitiesé─˘ resilience to climate change impact. Read full story.
Climate Technology Center and Network Ready to Assist Developing Countries
November 21, 2013
One year after the 18th Climate Change Conference selected a consortium led by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) to host a facility to accelerate the development and transfer of climate-related technology and expertise to developing countries, the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN) is now officially open for business. Read full story.
Climate Change's Impact on Timor's Coral Reefs
October 29, 2013
In 2007, despite mounting civil unrest, Timor-Leste established its first National Park connecting a number of endangered bird areas and encompassing a large section of the Coral Triangle, an underwater zone believed to hold the greatest diversity of marine life on Earth. Emelyn Rude is a Young Explorer studying the balance between environmental conservation and economic development in a nation of newly restored independence. Read full story.
Coral Triangle Initiative Lauded
July 17, 2013
From POST Courier HONIARA, Solomon Islands --- Representatives from government, non-government organisations, local communities and school children gathered at the National Gallery in Honiara on June 11, 2013 to view an exhibition marking Coral Triangle Day and the fifth anniversary of the Coral Triangle Initiativeé─˘s (CTI) implementation. Read full story.
NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2013
June 25, 2013
The Adaptation Marketplace and CAKE at NCCARF! 24 é─ý 27 June 2013 é─ó Hilton Hotel, Sydney Jessica Hitt will be giving an invited presentation introducing the Adaptation Marketplace and demoing the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange at The NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2013 knowledge+partnerships conference! Find out more: http://www.nccarf.edu.au/conference2013/
LDCF and SCCF Receives $198 Million in Member Pledges for Climate Change Adaptation Programs
June 20, 2013
The governing Council of the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund (LDCF/SCCF) today received a combined $198 million in new pledges, bringing total international commitments for investment in climate change adaptation programs in some of the worldé─˘s poorest regions to more than $1 billion. For more information click here.
Pacific Island Countries Poised to Access Financing for Climate Change Adaptation
May 30, 2013
On May 30-June 4, the first-ever é─˙Pacific Climate Change Resourcing Event Weeké─¨ was held in Nadi, Fiji bringing together governments, donors, and development partners to improve understanding of country needs and development partner opportunities in the area of adaptation financing. Pacific... [show full news item]
On May 30-June 4, the first-ever é─˙Pacific Climate Change Resourcing Event Weeké─¨ was held in Nadi, Fiji bringing together governments, donors, and development partners to improve understanding of country needs and development partner opportunities in the area of adaptation financing. Pacific Island Country representatives from various line ministriesé─ţincluding finance, economic development, planning and environmenté─ţincreased their knowledge about the opportunities and technical requirements of international climate change adaptation funds. As a principal workshop outcome, Pacific Island Countries representatives developed country profiles of their priority needs along with key questions and themes to discuss with donor partners in an innovative, one-on-one marketplace setting. Over 100 government officials from 14 Pacific and five Asian countries, donors, and other development partners attended the event, which was co-hosted by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), with support from USAID ADAPT Asia-Pacific and AusAID. Meeting presentation materials and photos are available on the USAID/ADAPT Asia-Pacific website
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Website to help climate projects in Coral Triangle
March 30, 2013
From Bali Daily: Website to help climate projects in Coral Triangle by Desy Nurhayati on 2013-03-30

A newly launched website by the Coral Triangle Initiative is expected to strengthen climate change adaptation projects by linking project developers with funders.

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From Bali Daily: Website to help climate projects in Coral Triangle by Desy Nurhayati on 2013-03-30

A newly launched website by the Coral Triangle Initiative is expected to strengthen climate change adaptation projects by linking project developers with funders.

The Adaptation Marketplace website (adaptationmarketplace.org), established last month, hopes to fill the gap between funding sources and projects on the ground, particularly in the Coral Triangle area, the global center of marine biodiversity that covers a six million-square-kilometer area spanning Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and the Solomon Islands.

Major investments in adaptation programs are needed to help an estimated 120 million people in the Coral Triangle area to deal with the impacts of climate change.

A number of funding sources are available for Coral Triangle countries to achieve their regional and national plans of action.

However, investors are facing challenges in allocating funds due to a lack of information and understanding of regional, national, and local adaptation priorities, said WWF Coral Triangle Global Initiative leader Lida Pet Soede.

On the other hand, project developers like private operators, communities, researchers, public authorities and the government, are facing difficulties accessing and understanding the requirements for unlocking funds to support climate adaptation projects.

é─˙NGOs and small community adaptation projects have a hard time finding financial support to implement activities on climate change. We typically go to the same type of donors, like foundations supporting biodiversity or conservation. But thereé─˘s little information available on climate adaptation funds,é─¨ said Lida.

é─˙Funding is available though various organizations and brilliant climate adaptation project ideas are abundant, but the challenge is how to connect both sides,é─¨ Lida went on.

é─˙This program would open up opportunities for more funding, even for communities or companies, or individual villages helped by NGOs,é─¨ she said. The program has been jointly developed by the Coral Triangle Initiative in cooperation with EcoAdapt, with support from USAID and the Coral Triangle Support Partnership.

é─˙The Adaptation Marketplace was envisioned to become a platform for more innovative thinking and creative partnerships on climate change adaptation,é─¨ she said.

On the website, funders will be connected to project developers using matchmaking criteria in a streamlined and interactive forum. There are é─˙project searché─¨ and é─˙funder searché─¨ options on the site. Project developers can find funders through information presented in bulleted, easy-to-read pointers.

Funders can also find suitable projects to finance. The projects are aligned with existing frameworks, including the national and regional plans of action and development plans of Coral Triangle countries, as well as the national adaptation program of action.

Lida spoke of the marketplace launching some projects in the coming months. é─˙We hope to have two projects in the pipeline in the next two months, so we will start seeing the benefit of using marketplace. Ié─˘ve targeted that by October we will have one or two projects already submitted to donors,é─¨ Lida said.

The two projects will be developed in Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, respectively.

é─˙Weé─˘re still discussing with the ministry and some NGOs on what they want to focus on. They want to help fishing communities become better stewards for the environment in order to have food security, so they will not have to deal with climate change taking away their fish,é─¨ Lida said.

According to her, many climate adaptation funds were not yet flowing into projects. é─˙The funds are already there, but in order to make the decision to invest it in projects, thereé─˘s been a lot of delays. So, weé─˘re now focusing on one particular climate adaptation fund from the UK, amounting between US$2 million to 5 million,é─¨ she said, adding that the fund would be used to finance the likes of the two projects in Indonesia and the Solomon Islands.

The website also helps to improve the capacity of NGOs or communities to write proposals for financial accountability, as well as demonstrate the capacity to measure the impact of the projects.

For full story go to: http://www.thejakartapost.com/bali-daily/2013-03-30/website-help-climate-projects-coral-triangle.html
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Timor-Leste launches first 'No Take Zones'
February 7, 2013
On February 7, 2013, Timor-Leste launched the nationé─˘s first é─˛No Take Zonesé─˘ (NTZs), where fishing restrictions and other protective measures have been put in place to enable the replenishment of fish stocks and the protection of coral reefs that support local people - See more here .
Coral Triangle Day
June 9, 2012
This Coral Triangle Day (held on World Oceans Day), we're inviting you to be part of a massive celebration of the Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of marine biodiversity, at beaches in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Read more about the Coral Triangle Day.
Asian Development Bank supporting the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs
May 30, 2012
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced the details of the new phase of its four-year project supporting the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF).

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced the details of the new phase of its four-year project supporting the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF).

ADB is providing technical assistance to five Pacific countries through the project "Strengthening Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific (Phase II)" with the aim of improving the resilience of their coastal and marine ecosystems and climate change. Go to http://www.coraltriangleinitiative.org/news/new-phase-adbs-cti-cff-project-focuses-pacific-countries for more information.
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Reef Resilience Webinar: Integrating fisheries, biodiversity, and climate change objectives in the design of resilient networks of marine protected areas
May 24, 2012

How can marine protected area (MPA) networks be designed to better achieve multiple objectives regarding fisheries management, biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation simultaneously? Join Alison Green and Alan White of The Nature Conservancy for a discussion of the recent... [show full news item]

How can marine protected area (MPA) networks be designed to better achieve multiple objectives regarding fisheries management, biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation simultaneously? Join Alison Green and Alan White of The Nature Conservancy for a discussion of the recent development of new design principles for this purpose.

The panelists will provide an overview of two recent efforts to provide better advice regarding this issue:
Results of a newly released technical report by Fernandes et al (2012) entitled Biophysical principles for designing resilient networks for marine protected areas to integrate fisheries, biodiversity and climate change objectives in the Coral Triangle. See the attached executive summary and full report.

Ongoing to work to summarize best available information regarding connectivity of coral reef and coastal pelagic fishes, and implications for size, spacing and location of MPAs in tropical marine ecosystems. While both of these studies originated in the Coral Triangle, the results are general and can be applied in other areas.

If you are unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording will be available for streaming or download at www.reefresilience.org, under the é─˙Eventsé─¨ tab on the home page, a few days after the event.


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  • Coral-List Serv is funded by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program and NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and therefore adopts and is guided by its strategy for coral reef conservation. The purpose of the Coral-List listserver is to provide a forum for Internet discussions and announcements pertaining to coral reef ecosystem research, conservation, and education. The list is primarily for use by coral reef ecosystem researchers, scientists and educators, but is of course open to everybody. To join go to: http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list.
  • CLIMATE-L is a community announcement list for policy makers and practitioners involved in climate change policy. This free knowledge-sharing tool is managed and moderated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services. CLIMATE-L is a peer-to-peer service meant to advance understanding of issues related to climate change by allowing subscribers to post announcements related to activities with a strong focus on climate change policy. CLIMATE-L offers users a tool to better publicize and coordinate their efforts through virtual knowledge exchange.For more information go to: http://climate-l.iisd.org/about-the-climate-l-mailing-list/.
  • The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) aims to help decision-makers in developing countries design and deliver climate compatible development.
  • Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF)-a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.
  • Coral Triangle Support Partnership - In 2009, the six governments of the Coral Triangle region made a commitment to safeguard their marine resources and ensure income and food security for the millions of people who depend on them. WWF, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy work together with funding from USAID to support the governments. 
  • Marine Protected Areas Governance Program -supports the Indonesian government on creating marine protected areas and improving their management. This USAID-funded program brings together the skills and expertise of WWF, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society and a local partner, the Coral Triangle Center.
  • OCEANS-L is a mailing list for news and announcements related to oceans policy issues. Postings include oceans policy news, announcements of workshops/conferences, job listings, and information on new publications and online resources. Oceans-L is brought to you by IISD, in cooperation with the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands.
World Coral Reef Conference
May 15, 2014
World Coral Reef Conference 2014 is globally promoted through affiliation and collaboration with Indonesian ambassadors around the world, as well as foreign ambassadors currently in Jakarta,... [show full calendar item]
World Coral Reef Conference 2014 is globally promoted through affiliation and collaboration with Indonesian ambassadors around the world, as well as foreign ambassadors currently in Jakarta, Indonesia. World Coral Reef Conference 2014 will be held at three different venues in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 14 é─ý 17 May 2014. For more information go to: http://wcrc2014.org
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Coral Triangle Day
June 9, 2014
Be part of the massive celebration of the Coral Triangle - the world's centre of marine life - as individuals, organizations, and establishments come together on this special day, carrying one message: to protect the oceans that connects us all. For more information go to: www.thecoraltriangle.com/day