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  • How Pacific environmental defenders are coping with the covid pandemic

    October 15, 2020

    In this new covid-19 world, environmental and climate crisis defenders are developing new ways to cope and operate under the pandemic constraints. Groups as diverse as the local branch of the global environmental campaigner Greenpeace Pacific, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Green Party in French Polynesia and Greenpeace New Zealand have found solutions. […]

  • Exchange of maritime boundaries data to boost fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance in region

    June 17, 2020

    A milestone has been reached by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) following the successful completion of an agreement between the two organisations for the exchange of maritime boundaries data. This milestone also represents the achievement of a key outcome under the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme to […]

  • Pacific islanders confront twin threats of climate change and coronavirus

    June 9, 2020

    Kiribati is located in the central Pacific Ocean. People living on an isolated island community in the Pacific Ocean are finding ways to reduce their dependence on expensive imported food while promoting climate resilient farming techniques, thanks to a programme supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Islanders in Kiribati have long recognized that they […]

  • Stumbling blocks at Kukum

    December 18, 2019

    CLIMATE change has been a heavily debated global topic. For many people, climate change has become an ongoing battle for survival. Kukum Fishing villagers in Honiara believe that climate change is real and that their surrounding environment is living proof. A coastal plain situated along the Kukum Highway in Honiara, the village is one of […]

  • Hope for a better tomorrow

    December 17, 2019

    LIVING in an informal settlement comes with sacrifice, patience and dreams of a better future. Day in and day out is always a challenge when it comes to basic services like water and sanitation as well as simple hygiene practices. External shock and stresses due to adaptation deficit in urban infrastructure, housing and service provision are […]

  • Tuvalu hopes to access and manage climate finance. photo credit: wikimedia commons

    ISACC project strengthens institutions in Tuvalu to access and manage climate finance

    June 30, 2019

    The Institutional Strengthening in Pacific island Countries to adapt to Climate Change (ISACC) project is assisting Tuvaluan practitioners who are engaged with climate change related projects. Ms. Susan Tupulaga, National Coordinator of the ISACC project in Tuvalu, said that although Tuvalu does not receive direct funding from ISACC, it receives benefits in other ways which […]

  • Samoa pushes climate ambition, Deputy PM tells conference

    June 30, 2019

    Samoa is actively engaged in discussions for the protection of areas beyond its national jurisdiction for marine biodiversity. This was highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, during the recent 11th Conference of the Pacific Community on Oceans and Sustainable Development in New Caledonia last week. Mata’afa said Samoa is joining other countries in […]

  • The makings of a climate change resistance in the Pacific

    June 10, 2019

    By Aude Emilie-Dorion and Roline Likas Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 volcanic islands in the Southwest Pacific, is ground zero in the global fight against climate change. In just the past few decades, many coastal communities here have moved several hundred meters from the shore, destabilizing livelihoods, especially among fishermen and their families. But the […]

  • Thousands to benefit from stronger, sustainable fisheries in Tonga

    April 19, 2019

    More than 40 coastal communities in Tonga and some 10 thousand Tongans directly engaged in fishing will benefit from improved management and recovery of fishery stocks, as well as better regulations, under a US$10 million grant approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The Tonga Pathway to Sustainable Ocean Project aims to improve […]

  • Pacific Island countries push for climate-resilient communities

    October 20, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines–Nowhere is climate change more evident than in small, low-lying island nations, where entire populations face existential risks to the foreseen intensification of storm surges, cyclones and rise in sea levels. The Pacific Islands have been hit particularly hard. However, people in the region are determined to adapt to these growing realities. In Palau, […]