The Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific will convene its eleventh steering committee meeting and final planning meeting for phase 1 in Nuku’alofa, Tanoa Dateline Hotel, Tonga.
In addition, the meeting will include consultation on the workplan for COSPPac Phase 2, the planned four-year continuation of Australian assistance to Pacific Island Countries.
This meeting is being attended by Pacific National Meteorological Services Directors, representatives from the Australian Government, Bureau of Meteorology Australia (BoM), Geoscience Australia (GA), the Pacific Community (SPC) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
Since its launch in 2012, COSPPac has worked to build the capacity of Pacific Island Meteorological Services and other relevant agencies to understand and apply climate, ocean and sea level information for the benefit of island governments and communities.
COSPPac is managed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in partnership with SPC, Geoscience Australia, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and is a key component of the Australian Government’s support to Pacific Island countries in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate variability and change.