Pari village in Port Moresby is among ninety communities inthe Pacific Region to benefit fromthe Coastal Community Adaptation Project.
The project aims to identify and rehabilitate infrastructures inthe communities acrossthe Pacific Region affected by climate change.
USAID has partnered withthe University of South Pacific to implementthe project across twelve Pacific Island countries including Papua New Guinea
Fifteen minutes just outside of Port Moresby is Pari Village. It is a coastal community facing increasing global climate change impacts.
The launch ofthe Coastal Community Adaptation Project or C-CAP atthe village last week is crucial tothe community.
It is a five year project that will buildthe resilience of vulnerable communities across twelve Pacific Island Countries to climate change.
US Ambassador to Papua New GuineaWalter North says adapting to climate change is crucial in sustaining economic development.
Papua New Guineais signatory or party to many conventions relating to climate change butthere is nothing to show.
And with a Climate Changell yet to be passed by Parliament our coastal communities continue to suffer; Executive Director ofthe Office of Climate Changend Development Varigini Badira hopes that USAID project aligns with that ofthe Office of Climate Changen addressing climate change impacts.
Pacific Island nations are amongthe most vulnerable inthe world tothe adverse effects of climate change butthe least able to respond and this assistance is timely.
Mickey Kavera, National EMTV News