Donor Organization: German Government (German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) under its international Climate Protection Initiative)

Exeuctive & Partner Organization: 

  • Executing Organisation: MECDM Implementing Agency: IUCN
  • Partners: University of the South Pacific (USP), Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), WorldFish, Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) 


Three major activities of this project in Solomon Islands are:

  1. Identifying key climate change and SLR scenarios of relevance to mangroves and associated coastal ecosystems in each country,
  2. Documentation of ecological, economic , social & cultural status and values of mangroves,
  3. Assess c-sequestration potential of key categories of Pacific mangrove ecosystems and the feasibility of participating in REDD and REDD+ carbon credit schemes, and readiness where relevant.

Aim: To increase resilience to climate change for the people of the Pacific island countries through adaptative co-management of mangroves and associated ecosystems, in each of the selected countries.


  • To improve livelihoods and conserve biodiversity 
  • To empower communities to make informed decisions relating to mangrove management. 
  • To increase institutional and technical capacity for improved environmental governance at all levels of government and communities 
  • To promote community based on the ground in mangrove management for improved resilience to climate change 
  • To improve baseline knowledge about biological, economic, social and cultural aspects of mangrove resources and uses in each country, and in the link between healthy mangroves and disaster risk reduction, for informed adaption to climate change at the national and community level. 
  • To increase awareness at all levels of the role of mangroves and associated ecosystems in providing resilience to the impacts of climate change 
  • To investigate the feasibility for obtaining carbon credits for mangrove protection and reforestation, in the context of REDD and REDD+ and participating in the global carbon markets. 


  • Eliote Village, Maramasike Passage, South Malaita, Malaita Province

Time Frame: 2010 - 2013

Total Cost/Budget: USD310,000.00

Status: Complete

Sector: Marine and Coastal Fisheries

Expected Outputs/Outcomes: 

  1. Development of Mangrove Management Plan.
  2. Review of Fisheries and Forests Act.
  3. Produce Cabinet Paper for specific widespread Mangrove Act.
  4. Production of mangrove materials for awareness programs.

Contact Person(s):

  • Hugo Tafea, Project Coordinator (MESCAL)
  • Tia Masolo, Deputy Director (Environment Division) MECDM

National Climate Change Policy: N/A

Amount of Project Budget Spent to Date: N/A

Percentage of Project Budget Spent to Date: N/A