Identified areas of adaptation needs and priorities for FSM include coastal and marine resources, water resources, agriculture resources, human health, and forests and biodiversity. In the years since it became a member of the UNFCCC, climate change adaptation has taken an increasingly important position in FSM government policy. This has included programmes such as the Climate Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Education (CADRE) or involvement in programmes such as the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC). In 2018, the government launched first Adaptation Fund Project, entitled ‘Enhancing climate change resilience of vulnerable island communities in FSM’. The programme, costing $9 million, focuses on water security and coastal challenges.