National Policy of Combating Climate Change

This document aims at providing a national framework to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to its impacts in an effective and sustainable manner. It defines a number of objectives and strategies to attain those. It details financial, human resource, legislative, administrative and other implications of these strategies.

Objectives include 1) Promote public awareness and improve stakeholder understanding of the causes and effects of climate change, 2) Strengthen the management of climate change information, 3) Build capacity on effective national responses to climate change, 4) Implement mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change, 5) Implement adaptation measures to protect Samoa from the impacts of climate change, and 6) Establish a regulatory framework to facilitate the national responses to climate change.

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