Case Studies

Case studies have been developed to demonstrate how climate change information can be used for climate risk assessments, climate hazard-based impact assessments and adaptation planning in the Pacific.

Climate risk assessments 

Each case study is aligned with the Developing Climate Change Information for the Pacific guidelines, which outlines a step-by-step guidance on the process for application of climate change information.

Climate Change and Cocoa on the Guadalcanal Plain, Solomon Islands

Experts at the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock collaborated with climate scientists from CSIRO to assess the possible impact of climate change on cocoa in the Guadalcanal Plain. Go to the case study

Analysing the impact of climate change on sweet potato crops in Papua New Guinea

This case study investigating the impact of climate change on root vegetables in Papua New Guinea was developed to demonstrate the application of the Developing Climate Change Information for the Pacific guidelines. Go to the case study

NextGen climate hazard-based impact assessments

These case studies demonstrate practical application of the NextGen climate projections to inform hazard-based climate change impact assessments for different sectors in the Pacific. The case studies have been prepared by CSIRO and SPREP with support of national meteorological services.

Black pearl production vulnerability in the Cook Islands

In collaboration with Cook Island pearl farmers and researchers, this case study uses climate change projections to inform black pearl production vulnerability in Manihiki Lagoon, Cook Islands.

Cocoa production in Papua New Guinea

This case study investigates the impact of projected climate changes on cocoa production in Papua New Guinea. The case study was developed in consultation with producers and industry bodies.

Cocoa production in Samoa

This case study investigates the impact of projected climate changes on cocoa production. The case study was developed in consultation with producers and industry bodies.

Coffee production in Papua New Guinea

Focusing on the Highlands region, this case study examines the impact of projected climate changes on coffee production. It includes insights and contributions from farmers and industry bodies.

Root crop production in Fiji

Drawing on the consultation undertaken by the Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access Plus Program (PHAMA Plus), this case study examines the impact of projected climate changes on root crop production in Fiji.