Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC)
The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) is a self-directed, non-regulatory conservation alliance whose purpose is to assist those who manage native species, island ecosystems and key cultural resources in adapting their management to climate change for the continuing benefit of the people of the Pacific Islands. Their mission is to: "Improve the ability of native island species and ecosystems to accommodate future climate change and related perturbations, and support the long-term protection of key cultural resources by providing useful projections of climate and natural resource change in the Pacific Islands, innovative management options, and a membership that supports coordinated action among institutional and community stakeholders."
From 2014-2019, the PICCC is directing its efforts to promote the implementation of climate change adaptation within management plans and actions for ecosystem functions and human-ecological interactions. The PICCC is directing its collective efforts to promote climate change adaptation involving ecosystem and human-ecological interactions by influencing targeted resource management plans and adaptation actions on specific islands or atolls within the US-affiliated Pacific Islands.
The PICCC provides a range of scientific and technical tools to help managers in Hawai'i, the Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and other Pacific Island groups make informed decisions for landscape-scale conservation of natural and cultural resources including climate models at the archipelagic and island scales, ecological response models, and implementation and monitoring strategies for island species, resources, and communities. Their goal is to help managers reach explicit bio-cultural conservation objectives in the face of climate change and ongoing threats such as fire, land conservation, and invasive species.
Phone: (808) 687-6175