Pohnpei’s Joint State Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change (JSAP) was developed in May 2015, led by the Pohnpei Department of Public Safety, and supported by the FSM Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM) and the Pacific Community (SPC) Geoscience Division.
The development of the Pohnpei JSAP acknowledges the shift at the national and Pacific regional levels to address ‘risks’ in a holistic, integrated way. The Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM’s) Nation Wide Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Policy provides an overarching framework for FSM to address risks, requiring state governments to develop plans of action to address disaster and climate change risks. At the regional level, the development of the Strategy for Climate and Disaster Resilient Development in the Pacific – an integrated framework to address risk and vulnerability for the Pacific region is an example of such an approach. Pohnpei’s JSAP supports these national and regional efforts, providing the people of Pohnpei with strategic, prioritized actions for the coming years to address risk across all sectors and parts of the community.