January 31st 2023 | 11am – 2pm (Fiji Time) Virtual Launch of the COSPPac Climate Change in the Pacific 2022 Historical and Recent Variability, Extremes and Change Report.
The report presents key scientific findings from the second phase of the Australian Aid funded Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac), Seasonal Prediction and the Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring (PSLGM) Projects. It contributes to COSPPac’s aim for Pacific Island national meteorological services to understand and use climate, ocean and sea level data and information to develop and disseminate useful products and services to Pacific Island governments and communities, building resilience against the impact of climate change, climate variability and disasters. Publication support has been provided through New Zealand Aid Programme.
The report also provides an update of scientific understanding of large-scale climate processes, variability and extremes in the western tropical Pacific first presented in the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research, Volume 2, Country Reports (2011) and the Pacific–Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Program Climate Variability, Extremes and Change in the Western Tropical Pacific: New Science and Updated Country Reports (2014). https://gem.spc.int/projects/cosppac
The report is an outcome of collaboration between the implementing partners of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded COSPPac - the Bureau of Meteorology, Pacific-Community-SPC and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme - SPREP together with the valuable ongoing support from the national meteorological services in the 15 partner countries and territories. Publication support has been provided through New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.