USAID ISAC Project – Activities and Progress

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) is the lead agency for climate change and disaster risk management in Solomon Islands. A number of line ministries such as Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Infrastructure are also addressing CCDRM in their work. The National Climate Change Policy 2012–2017 was developed to enhance the country's adaptive capacity while pursuing a low carbon development pathway. The National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) developed in 2008 is also central to guiding climate change adaptation work. To strengthen coordination, a National Climate Change Working Group was established under the joint leadership of MECDM and the Ministry of Development, Planning and Aid Coordination (MDPAC). Solomon Islands has also successfully applied for Green Climate Fund (GCF) funding.

Country Activities

  • The climate Change and Disaster Finance Assessment for Solomon Islands was undertaken in late 2016 and early 2017 by a multi partner team from PIFS, SPC and GIZ and in collaboration with UNDP PRRP, SPREP and PFTAC. The Solomon Islands Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment Report was launched in early 2018 [link report]
  • Evaluation of the Choiseul Integrated Climate Change Programme (CHICCHAP) approach from 9 – 20 October 2017 [link report]
  • SUpport for the Establishment of a Climate Change Finance Unit in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, including the recruitment of a Climate Change Finance Officer.
  • Support for the development of a proposal for the Green Climate Fund NAP Readiness Support.