21 Jul 2017

EU and SPC sign agreement to build El Nino resilience

10:26 am on 21 July 2017

Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau are part of an agreement focusing on building resilience for future El Nino events.

The South Pacific Community and European Union has joined together to sign the agreement.

The recent severe El Nino-related droughts in 2015 to 2016 has motivated the demand for the plan.

SPC will lead the project and prepare consultations with the three northern Pacific countries to devise activities around building resilience to future droughts in the agriculture and water sectors.

The European Union are the funders behind the action plan, committing 4.5 Euro dollars from the European Development Fund.