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Fiji

  • Experts call for stronger management of marine resources

    September 30, 2020

    With reports of increased pressure on Fiji’s inshore fisheries due to the COVID-19-induced economic fallout, experts have renewed calls for stronger management of the resource, which was already vulnerable due to overfishing, outdated regulations and pollution. With the pandemic having pushed more than 115,000 people out of jobs, media reports in Fiji indicate that many […]

  • Lessons in climate-driven relocation: The Narikoso case

    September 24, 2020

    Residents of Narikoso village in Fiji await relocation eight years on. Their experience provides valuable lessons for future relocation projects.   Eight years ago the villagers of Narikoso, a coastal village on Ono Island, Kadavu in Fiji, were promised relocation, away from rising sea levels that threatened their livelihoods and future existence. The Fijian government […]

  • Eco-tourism is the way of the post-covid future for the ‘blue’ Pacific

    September 17, 2020

    Unspoilt beaches, palm trees swaying in a zephyr of a breeze and the gentle sunlight dancing on the turquoise blue sea as the lapping waves shimmer on the breakwater make one imagine a Pacific paradise unspoiled. But, that is until the best sounds come screeching like a broken record as it grates and gnaws away […]

  • Former Tuvalu PM hits out at U.S and Australian climate inaction

    September 11, 2020

    A former Prime Minister of Tuvalu and climate change activist has fired shots at Australia and the United States over their inaction regarding climate change. Enele Sopoaga, who is still an MP, addressed this week’s Virtual Island Summit, and told delegates that climate change remained a real threat for those in the Pacific. Sopoaga also […]

  • USP undertakes works for PacWasteplus

    August 31, 2020

    The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) has commenced works with the European Union Pacific Waste Management (PacWastePlus) Programme, through a service agreement focused on developing a sustainable capacity building programme for waste management in the Pacific. PacWastePlus is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Secretariat of […]

  • 30 Pacific Climate Warriors graduate

    August 6, 2020

    A total of 30 Pacific Climate Warriors graduated from the Pacific Pawa up Fellowship (PPUF) on Saturday. Labelled as a milestone achievement for global climate activism, 350 Pacific’s communication’s officer, Patricia Mallam said the warriors graduates following a 12-week online training initiative designed to coach Pacific climate activists by equipping them with essential skills needed […]

  • Climate Change Projection Maps for Fiji launched

    July 16, 2020

    The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the Fiji Meteorological Service today presented a series of climate projection maps for Fiji to Permanent Secretaries at a function held at the Suva Business Centre in Suva. The maps provide projections, using models based on data collated by CSIRO, of the average […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]