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$2.9m boost

Samuel Berenyi
Thursday, February 06, 2014

A FUTURE Climate Leaders project worth $A2.9million ($F4.84m) has empowered Pacific Island people to become future climate leaders.

USP's Pacific Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) director, Professor Elisabeth Holland said the project, which ends in March, had been successful and important for USP and the region as a whole.

"Without this project we would not have had a climate change program at USP," she said.

"It has done a great job of increasing the capacity of the region and our graduates now understand the climate science and vulnerability assessments."

Funded by the Australian Government, the project is implemented by USP's PACE-SD, and covers Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Tokelau, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Niue, Tuvalu and Nauru.

According to Prof Holland, the outcomes of the project indicated the difference it has made in the region.

These include 40 full-time scholarships to Pacific Island students, 74 graduates from the post-graduate Diploma in Climate change to date and Mainstreaming Climate Change Community Engagement and Training.


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