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The Pacific Community (SPC) is an international organisation with a mandate articulated in Article IV of the Canberra Agreement; and one of nine member agencies of the Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP). As a Pacific organisation, we interweave science, technology and innovation with cultural wisdom and indigenous knowledge for our region’s collective betterment. SPC is the principal scientific and technical organisation supporting development in the Pacific region that harnesses its capabilities in oceans, land and people-centred development to drive climate action, resilience building and sustainable development alongside Pacific Island countries and territories.

Climate Action and Resilience are at the core of SPC’s strategic plan 2021-2031. In the past year, our concerted efforts to strengthen and scale coordinated climate action in the Pacific Region through the development and early implementation of SPCs Climate Change Flagship Programme have been significant and well received both internally and externally. This affiliation to ATACH will support SPC's collaboration across the organisation, and with key partners and members, on advancing climate change and health priorities of the region and leveraging delivery of the CoP26 Health Programme Commitments.

SPC’s work in climate change and health is gaining momentum with the development of a position under the Director Public Health. The call for collaboration with traditional partners and new ones has been tremendous in the recent past and being affiliated with ATACH would elevate our CCH team’s capacity to be abreast with global policies and interventions for climate change and health.

Supporting the following commitments:

  • Conduct climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments (V&As) at population level and/or health care facility level.
  • Develop a health national adaptation plan (HNAP) informed by the health V&A, which forms part of the National Adaptation Plan.
  • Use the V&A and HNAP to facilitate access to climate change funding for health.
  • Develop an action plan or roadmap by a set date to develop a sustainable low carbon health system (including supply chains).

Country experience:

Solomon Islands 1
Tonga 1
Kiribati 1
Fiji 1


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