Posted by: Bob Payne | April 13, 2011

Increasing Climate Resilience Of Island Communities Of Samoa

Communities on the small Pacific island of Samoa are getting renewed support from the Least Development Countries Fund (LDCF), managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to battle against the negative effects of climate change. With the recently approved project entitled “Integration of Climate Change Risks and Resilience into Forestry Management in Samoa” (ICCRIFS), $2.6 million from the LDCF and additional cofinancing of $2.5 million from bilateral development partners such as JICA, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and AusAid, the Austrian Government’s Overseas Aid Program among others, will be invested to increase resilience to climate change of 26 villages in 3 different areas of the country.



  1. Do you know how soon will it be before we are fully effected by the 7 meter sea level rise caused by the melting of the Greenland ice cap then?



    • No, I don’t know. Do you?

  2. Bob,

    I was sure I answered your comment. Could it have been accidentally spammed?

    Anyway here it is again.

    According to the IPCC, that epitome of exaggeration, the answer is more than 2000 years. I kid you not.

    Note the use of the word “millennia”



    ps This comment and your reply is of some interest to my readers at and I will post our conversation there.

  3. […] I am having the following conversation with Bob at […]

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