The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific

The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific is a voluntary non-political framework that supports coordination and action on a number of key issues related to climate change and disaster risk management in the region.

The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific aims to guide and promote coordinated and integrated priorities and approaches for regional, national and community levels that embed risk considerations into sustainable development which ultimately leads to development outcomes that are resilient to climate change and disaster risks.

The FRDP presents holistic guidance for the development of communities of practice, projects and programmes.

The FRDP advocates for two types of integration:

  • Integrated actions to address climate change and disasters, whenever possible. This guidance recognises the clear overlap between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction where there are similar tools and resources required to monitor, analyse and address climate and disaster risks. Many Pacific Island Countries and Territories have started taking concrete steps to manage these risks in a more integrated manner. An integrated approach can reduce duplication and optimise use of limited resources and sharing of technical expertise.
  • The Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific advocates for more effective mainstreaming of action to address climate change and disaster risks into development planning including policy making, planning, financing, programming and implementation which includes building resilience into governance structures and processes, partnerships, communications and financing. Climate change and disaster risks are cross-cutting thematic priorities and action must also take place at the sectoral level. It is essential to mainstream action to build resilience into development sectors such as health, education, water and sanitation, and agriculture.

The Framework takes an all-stakeholder approach as building resilience is everyone’s business. It provides guidance of relevance to a broad range of stakeholders including national and subnational governments and administrations, civil society, communities, the private sector, regional organisations and development partners.

The Framework is also closely aligned to implementing global agreements such as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015- 2030, the Small Islands Developing States Accelerated Modalities of Action (S.A.M.O.A) Pathway 2014, the Sustainable Development Agenda 2015- 2030 and the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 – to help build a more sustainable and safer region.