The Joint National Action Plan forDisaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation (JNAP) provides a roadmap to guide the Cook Islands in implementing Priority 5 ('Resilience') of the National Sustainable Development Plan 2011 -2015. The Goal is to achieve 'a resilient and sustainable Cook Islands where our people are resilient to disasters and climate change and able to achieve sustainable livelihoods' The two key objectives are to ensure that 'our people are prepared for disasters and climate change impacts, and that 'the impacts of disasters and climate change are reduced.'

The NSDP is our leading national policy document linked to Te Kaveinga Nui - Living the Cook Islands Vision. A 2020 Challenge. The National Vision is: 'To enjoy the highest quality of life consistent with the aspirations of our people, and in harmony with our culture and environment.'