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World Tsunami Awareness Day

Remarks at World Tsunami Awareness Day Reception  

Samoa kicks off climate adaptation project to benefit 1 in 3 citizens facing flood risk

The Government of Samoa, with the support of UNDP and Green Climate Fund, has launched a new climate change adaptation project that will benefit nearly 30 percent of the population. Led by the…  

Stronger roots: Growing resilient forests in Samoa

A 4-year project is working to increase the resilience of Samoa’s forests to climate change, and of the communities that depend on them.  


In 2014, Samoa contributed with 6,000 USD to UNDP’s core budget.  

Reaching for the sun: Unlocking solar energy for Samoa

Samoa, like many developing small island countries, is heavily dependent on fossil fuel for power generation. Almost 70% of its energy comes from petroleum products.  

Samoa starts cross-sectoral response to climate change adaptation

Samoa is set to adopt a whole-of-government approach to climate change adaptation through a US$12.3 million initiative, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  

-World Environment Day 2014- Small Island Developing States on “frontline” in Battle Against Climate Change

As people around the globe today commemorate World Environment Day, which focuses this year on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their particular vulnerability to the effects of climate…  

Helping Save Samoa’s Forests: UNDP Administrator and GEF Chief Executive meet a community on the frontline

With Samoa’s forests under increasing threat from climate change, unsustainable land use practices and the advance of invasive species, the government is working with the United Nations Development…  

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