Achievement at a glance
In 2015, research was carried out in five countries on community experiences of loss and damage. A toolkit for assessing loss and damage at the community level was developed and three regional workshops were held on the issue (in Fiji in October 2015, in Tonga in March 2016 and in Samoa in May 2016)
Challenges faced in implementation
The geographical isolation and cultural, political and environmental difference between Oceania and Asia were major challenges. The partnership has shifted significantly since it was first registered and has a greater focus on Oceania and fewer partners from Asia.
Project evaluation is on-going. Next steps will be considered in the second half of 2016.
Direct: governments and communities in 5 countries in Asia/Pacific (Fiji, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Timor Leste); indirect: climate change stakeholders in Pacific countries
The research focussed on community-level awareness of climate change related loss and damage, including helping communities understand and plan for the ways in which their businesses must been and probably will be impacted by loss and damage. They were also able to analyse how they can minimize loss and damage. Governments benefited from the methodology that has been developed and the data generated. They also benefited from the regional workshops which provided an opportunity for good practice sharing and dialogue around the issue of loss and damage in the Pacific region.