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Solomon Islands

A man pulls a buoy onto a boat near a small island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

At a Glance

The Pacific Islands Regional Mission serves Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries. Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world.  USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management.  USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

Climate Projections

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Coastal Zones

Energy & Infrastructure

Human Health

Livelihoods & Tourism

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$15.9 Million

Adaptation

$11 Million

Clean Energy

$1 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$3.9 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

714,766

GHG Emissions Growth

1.03%

% Forested Area

77.9%

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

2.26%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Document

USAID Climate Ready Lessons Learned Report

Stories from the Area

SCALE-NRM is helping communities and the provincial government of Malaita in the Solomon Islands to co-design conservation economies that empower islanders to benefit directly from ecosystems protection.
llegal logging roads open up sensitive habitats to degradation and destruction.
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