Solomon Islands access to climate change finance

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DEAR EDITOR, I was very pleased to read an article in yesterday’s edition of the Island Sun newspaper (March 29, 2018) that the Solomon Islands will be able to improve its access to climate change finance now the SIG has finalised a change and disaster and disaster risk assessment report.

As I reported in the local media recently, “The Green Climate Fund is to inject $US28 million dollars into the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change to help the country address climate change.

“The Green Climate Fund is a fund established within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.” Its stated purpose is to assist developing countries in adaptation and mitigation practices resulting from the impact of climate change.

Like Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands is prone to natural disasters such as cyclones, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, coastal erosion, flooding, loss of food crops and other vulnerabilities occasioned by climate change and I would hope the SIG will now be able to access international finance to help local conditions on the strength of the Change and Disaster Risk Assessment Report.

Yours sincerely

FRANK SHORT

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