China’s South-South Cooperation with Pacific Island Countries in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Series Report: Climate Change Adaptation
This report is part of a policy series that identifies challenges and opportunities in China’s South-South cooperation with Pacific island countries (PICs) in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on SDG 13 related to climate change adaptation. It focuses on three selected PICs, namely, Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and highlights the institutional arrangements, priorities and existing Chinese engagement in each country. It finds that China’s engagement in the climate change sector in the Pacific to date has been limited. Based on an in-depth analysis of the development needs and existing development cooperation in climate change adaptation in the Pacific, this report draws specific recommendations on how China could enhance its support to PICs in mitigating climate change effects in the context of the SDGs.