Pacific Islands Climate Change Resources

Climate Change in the news

US Government Organizations

  • USGS Research: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts. Low-lying areas of tropical Pacific islands
  • USFWS Climate Change in the Pacific Islands—In the Pacific Islands, the USFWS is collaborating with the Hawai`i Conservation Alliance and climate researchers at the University of Hawai`i, NOAA, USGS, and many others in order to assess historic climate trends and promote the development of regional climate models that will aid in estimating future climate conditions in the Pacific Islands. – offline 3.15.2022
  • Pacific RISA (NOAA)—Resilient and sustainable Pacific communities using climate information to manage risks and support practical decision-making about climate variability and change.
  • (NOAA)—Reviewed resources for teaching about climate and energy: Hawaii and Pacific Islands Region – update August 2020 – unfortunately is no longer online. 
  • NOAA/NCEI’s Climate Monitoring delivers tools and information to communities and businesses to reduce climate risk and improve resiliency.

Pacific Islands Organizations

  • The Micronesia Challenge is a commitment by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands to preserve the natural resources that are crucial to the survival of Pacific traditions, cultures and livelihoods.
  • The Pacific Island Climate Action Network (PICAN) brings together civil society actors, across the Pacific island countries, advocating for climate justice. They also have a Facebook group.
  • Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative Planning Atlas—The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative Planning Atlas is a data discovery, visualization, and analytical platform for stakeholders throughout the PICCC area. With the Atlas you can search, discover explore and analyze spatial datasets as well as visualize results of PICCC supported projects, collaborate on specific topics, create interactive maps, generate queries and reports, download data and publications and learn more about landscape scale conservation science and design in the region.
  • Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia: Pacific Islands Climate Education Partnership. You may have heard the term climate change. What does this term mean? In what ways is the climate changing? How does climate change affect the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)? The purpose of this booklet is to answer these questions.
  • Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) serves the educational community with quality programs, services, and products developed to promote educational excellence. We work throughout school systems, from classroom to administration, and collaborate routinely with governments, communities, and businesses.
    • E Ho‘omau! (to persevere; to learn from the past and perpetuate the good) is a culturally rich curriculum development project funded under the Native Hawaiian Education Program of the U.S. Department of Education. (offline Jan 2022)

Additional Resources



  • Selina Leem
  • Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
  • Yolanda Joab
    • “My biggest passions are in education and environment, particularly climate change adaptation and resiliency. My job combines these two passions. I help run our Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction & Education Program across the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau.” Yolanda Joab – Rede Bundesparteitag 2017


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