The RESCCUE (Resilience of Ecosystems and Societies to Climate Change) project aims to improve the resilience of Pacific island countries and territories to global change through the implementation of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). In particular, it plans to develop innovative financing mechanisms to ensure the economic and financial sustainability of the activities undertaken.

This regional project operates on one or two pilot sites in each of the following countries and territories: Fiji, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Vanuatu. The “Grand-Sud” site is one of the two pilot sites selected in New Caledonia. It is home to rich ecological resources that have justified the implementation of numerous environmental policies and initiatives: World Heritage, RAMSAR, network of terrestrial protected areas, restoration of sites degraded by erosion, compensatory measures, and environment observatories. Given the continuing pressures on terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the Great South and the risk of emerging threats due to climate change, the Southern Province has recognized the need for greater coherence and strategic The implementation of environmental policies and actions already in place in the territory.

The economic analyses developed within the framework of the RESCCUE project and coordinated by Vertigo Lab will provide arguments to guide the definition of a management strategy for the ecosystems of South Caledonia.