Shot from a boat that a fisherman is pulling toward a tiny uninhabited island. Prow of boat is in foreground and tiny island is in background.


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


    Coastal Zones

    Energy & Infrastructure

    Human Health

    Livelihoods & Tourism

    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $15.9 Million


    $11 Million

    Clean Energy

    $1 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $3.9 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)


    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    Stories from the Area