Practical Solutions for Reducing Community Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia

The Practical Solutions for Reducing Community Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia project focuses on enhancing ecosystem-based adaptation to increase the FSM communities' adaptive capacity and resilience to climate change through three Components. The first component focuses on a fully-functioning and institutionalized system for national and state government support for Protected Areas Network in the four FSM states and to advance state efforts on MPA and fisheries regulations enforcement and compliance. The second project component—implemented through MCT’s Small Grants Facility—aims to increase local adaptive capacity and resilience through strengthened ownership and financing of adaptation and climate risk reduction processes. The third component focuses on knowledge management which involves capturing project lessons learned and best practices of MPA management and ecosystem based adaptation to facilitate future project scale-ups and replication.

Country: Federated States of Micronesia

Partners: FSM Department of Environment, Climate change, & Emergency Management, FSM Department of Resources & Development, Chuuk Department of Marine Resources, Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority

Project Duration: July 2018 to December 2023

Funding Source: Adaptation Fund Grant Amount: $970,000

Project Documents

  • Strengthening Weloy Community Resiliency Against Impacts of Climate Change

  • Food Security and Sustainable Economic Development for Coastal Communities in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia through Sustainable Captured based Aquaculture of Rabbitfishes (Family Siganidae)

  • Oneisomw Climate Change Adaptation Agroforest Garden

  • Incorporating Climate Change Resilience into Community-based Marine Protected Area Designs and Implementation in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

  • Assisting Sokehs Coastal Communities and the Palikir Marine Protected Area to Adapt to Changes in the Climate of Pohnpei

  • Mobilizing the MPA Communities of Pohnpei to be Resilient to Climate Change through Community Engagement in Ecosystem-based Adaptation, Community Outreach and Protected Areas Enforcement

  • Building the Resilience of Communities and Mangrove Ecosystems from the Impacts of Climate Change through Resource Management and

    Outreach Program in Pohnpei

  • Piloting a Fisheries Adaptation to Climate Change within U Municipality to Enhance the Resiliency and Sustainable Management of Pohnpei's

    Coastal Resources

  • Building Pakin Community Resiliency to Climate Change through an Enhanced Ecosystem-based Approach to Fisheries Management