Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC)

Overview

Sector

Climate Change

Country

Samoa

SDG

13 - Climate Action

Organization Type

Regional Organization

URL

https://www.sprep.org/pacific-climate-change-centre

Description

About


The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) is the regional centre of excellence for climate change information, research and innovation, hosted at the Secretatiat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The Pacific Climate Change Centre is a partnership between the Governments of Japan and Samoa. It is funded under grant aid through JICA for Samoa as the host country of SPREP.


The Pacific Climate Change Centre will:



  • Deliver capacity development programmes in adaptation, mitigation, climate services and project development. It will promote and foster applied research, drive innovation and build capacity in these areas.

  • Improve the flow of practical information between met services, climate practitioners, policy makers, researchers, scientists and those implementing policies, programmes and projects.

  • Provide space for visiting researchers and experts to work from the PCCC and work directly in providing support to and for the benefit of Pacific island countries and territories.

  • Bring together partners to find innovative solutions to the challenges that climate change presents.


Knowledge Brokerage



  • Building partnerships between the providers and users of climate change information.

  • Improving access to scientifically robust, practical information that is available to the right people and the right time in formats that they can use.

  • Ensuring that high quality, practical, user-friendly information drives greater action on climate change. 


Applied Research



  • Hosting and supporting applied research aligned to the needs of Pacific communities.

  • Strengthening capacity to deliver research within the region while drawing upon world-leading research from elsewhere.

  • Supporting the implementation of the proposed Pacific Climate Science Research Strategy.


Training and Learning



  • Supporting capacity building within national meteorological services by delivery the training node of the WMO Pacific Regional Climate Centre.

  • Improving the coordination of climate change training efforts in the region by building effective partnerships and promoting events.

  • Delivering a programme of capacity building support directly to PICTs.


Innovation



  • Fostering innovation and promoting the development of new climate services and products.

  • Holding 'challenge events' to bring together researchers, policymakers and practitioners to find solutions to key climate-related challenges.

  • Supporting the implementation of the Pacific Roadmap for Strengthened Climate Services.

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