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French territories share lessons learned with Vanuatu on Nature-based solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change

French territories share lessons learned with Vanuatu on Nature-based solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change
French territories share lessons learned with Vanuatu on Nature-based solutions for Adaptation to Climate Change
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Government officials and project managers from French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna were in Vanuatu this week to exchange ideas and share lessons in using nature-based solutions for adaptation to climate change.
The four-day exchange programme, which started on Monday 25th November, is coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP) Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project team in Vanuatu, and the IUCN French Committee.
The exchange aims to facilitate implementation of nature-based solutions in the Pacific’s three French communities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna) in order to strengthen their ability to anticipate and prevent risks.
Following a media advisory release by Bani Arudovo of SPREP, the focus of the exchange is to raise awareness amongst decision makers and managers in the French Pacific communities of the value of nature-base solutions (referred to as ecosystem-based approaches) as cost-effective and long-term approaches to building community resilience.
The schedule of activities included a workshop on Monday at the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat Conference room. This was followed on Tuesday by a visit to the PEBACC project sites – the Department of Forestry Tagabe nursery and the Blacksands coastal and Tagabe River restoration sites, followed by a Wan Smol Bag home garden demonstration site. On Wednesday the team participated in coral planting at Worasiviu, and vetiver grass planting at Piliura on Pele island in the morning and a visit to the fish feeding site on Nguna island in the afternoon.
Today, Thursday will include a field visit to the Mangaliliu fish farming and hatchery centre followed by a final meeting in Vila to consolidate lessons learned.

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