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  • Cook Islands State of Environment Report endorsed by Cabinet

    July 14, 2020

    The Cook Islands State of Environment Report (SoE) 2018 was officially approved by Cabinet on 6 March, 2020. The report updates the 1993 baseline with the latest findings supported by scientific data from the Cook Islands and presents it in a form that is easily understood. The SoE charts Cook Islands journey towards their national […]

  • Tonga needs half-a-billion for climate adaption – IMF

    July 9, 2020

    Tonga needs more than US$600 million to adapt to rising seas and more frequent cyclones, with the capital Nuku’alofa considered particularly vulnerable. An assessment was recently carried by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF said Tonga was one of the most exposed countries to natural disasters, which are forecast to get worse. The report […]

  • SPREP celebrates 27 years of service to the Pacific

    June 17, 2020

    The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) celebrated its 27th anniversary Tuesday since the signing of the Treaty Establishing SPREP on June 16, 1993. SPREP’s past anniversary celebrations have included public activities and events, such as SPREP’s famous ‘open days’ which have seen hundreds of school students from across Samoa visit SPREP’s campus […]

  • SPC launches new project, targets unemployed youths

    June 12, 2020

    The Pacific Community (SPC) has launched a new project dubbed “300 Coconut Bag Project” at the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) headquarters Monday. SPC in partnership with the Vanuatu Ocean Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSDP) and the Ministry of Justice Disability team joined in the initiative […]

  • FFA convenes talks on Impacts of Climate Change on Tuna

    June 11, 2020

    THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has hosted a one-day online discussion today, on the impacts of Climate Change on Offshore Fisheries. The meeting is part of the Secretariat’s work programme emanating from Forum Fisheries Ministers.  At their meeting held in Pohnpei, FSM in June 2019, Ministers agreed that this work would include: (i) […]

  • Meet the Innovator Protecting Our Oceans in Fiji: Misaeli Funaki

    June 10, 2020

    Misaeli Funaki is the Director of the Fiji Meteorological Service and he is always looking for innovative ways to predict what the ocean will do next. The work of his team is critical to saving lives and helping Pacific communities prepare for an uncertain future.   Tell us about yourself. I am originally from a […]

  • Tuvalu wields new data in the fight against climate change

    June 10, 2020

    If you’ve been following the news related to COVID-19, you will have heard the mantra “testing, testing, testing”. The understanding is, if we don’t know how the virus is spreading, how can we possibly contain or manage it? When you think about it, the same logic applies to climate change – how can we possibly […]

  • How battling climate change helped the Marshall Islands fight Covid-19

    June 10, 2020

    By Republic of the Marshall Islands Foreign Minister Casten Nemra and Environment Minister Christopher Loeak While Covid-19 has now been confirmed in over 200 countries, here in The Republic of the Marshall Islands, we remain one of a diminishing number of countries that have prevented the virus from reaching our shores. The reason? Because our […]

  • New Regional Solarisation Project to Improve Resilience in the Pacific

    June 9, 2020

    A regional initiative signed in Suva last week will see Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on buildings of national significance. The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office in Fiji and the United Nations Resident Coordinator, MCO Office based in Fiji have endorsed the multi-country project for the Solarisation […]