The Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative (PICCC) was established in 2009 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. Part of an international Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Network, the PICCC consists of Federal, State, private, indigenous, and non-governmental conservation organizations and academic institutions forming a cooperative partnership that determines the overall organizational vision, mission, and goals.
Functions of the PICCC
The PICCC provides scientific and technical support for landscape-scale conservation in an adaptive management framework. We support climate change adaptation planning and biocultural conservation design by prioritizing and coordinating research, developing decision support tools, and translating research results into actionable information. These functions are accomplished by a core team working at the direction of the PICCC Steering Committee and interacting at multiple levels with the technical and executive staffs of the Member organizations. Specific functions include: