Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Program

Small islands around the world are facing serious and immediate challenges from climate change.

Many people living in the Pacific islands and East Timor report their climate is changing. Climate variability and change present challenges for economic activities, such as agriculture and tourism, as well as individual livelihoods and ecosystems.

Despite widespread international awareness of the impacts of climate change in this region there is only very limited specific scientific information available to these countries. Better scientific knowledge is urgently needed to adapt and plan for the future.

The Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) program is aiming to help fill this gap by examining past climate trends and variability and providing regional and national climate projections.

The PACCSAP is actively engaging with 15 partner countries and regional stakeholders to build their capacity to effectively apply the results and to build the climate science knowledge base.

Australian Government Bureau Of Meteorology Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization

PACCSAP Projects

What's new

Climate Change in the Pacific

The comprehensive report, Climate Change in the Pacific, has been officially released and is now available in the publications section.

Pacific Climate Futures

Pacific Climate Futures lets you to explore the likelihood of future changes in temperature, rainfall, wind, sunshine, humidity and evaporation based on 20-year time periods around 2030, 2055 and 2090 under three greenhouse gas emissions scenarios.