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Solomon Islands

  • 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 […]

  • Support for nature-based solutions

    December 17, 2019

    NATURE-BASED solution is Solomon Islands’ best mitigation and adaptation approach towards addressing the effects of climate change. The concept encourages rural communities to revive traditional means and methods such as planting of trees and building seawalls using rocks. Lord Howe Settlement located in the capital Honiara, is a lot safer from storm surges and sea level […]

  • 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 […]

  • Logging the life out of Lungga

    December 16, 2019

    “There is a particular tree that grows by the Lungga River. We call it the lania tree. I have been by the riverside and I have seen the tree. I have seen our father, even our great grannies walk alongside the Lungga River and gaze at the tree. I have been told; countless times, that […]

  • The forgotten people of Sikaiana atoll islands

    December 13, 2019

    SOLOMON Islands is made of scattered islands some of which are slowly perishing due to climate change. While the majority is enjoying every day life, those from these islands continues to fight each day to address poverty, education and health. This is the latest story of climate change in Sikaiana Island, part of the Malaita […]

  • Pacific island nations at COP25 in Madrid. Photo by Allan Jay Quesada

    Pacific island nations at the climate talks: Leave no one behind

    December 12, 2019

    Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats to their survival, leaders of the sinking countries in the Pacific region urged the international community at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) to urgently act and avert climate crisis. “ We are clearly on the frontline of climate change. They are realities for countries in […]

  • Climate change is a factor in turning to China for some Pacific nations

    November 25, 2019

    This month, the Trump administration formally began the yearlong process of pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris Agreement. It will be the first and only country to quit the 200-nation deal to combat climate change. That’s a big concern for some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, including the small island nations […]

  • Commonwealth enters new partnership to enhance climate action in Pacific

    November 13, 2019

    The Commonwealth has entered into an innovative partnership with a UN agency to enhance climate action and disaster preparedness via satellite earth observation. The partnership will support some small island developing states in the Commonwealth, namely Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, with access to vital satellite-based tools and information on disaster and climate risks to […]

  • New diplomat to UN wants more Pacific say over ocean resources

    November 11, 2019

    Solomon Islands’ incoming representative to the United Nations wants to ensure Pacific countries gain control over their ocean resources. Transform Aqorau, who was the original chief executive of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, helped turn the group of Pacific Island nations into a force to be reckoned with in the international tuna trade. In […]

  • Logging remains a major threat to freshwater biodiversity

    November 6, 2019

    Logging remains a major threat to freshwater biodiversity in the Solomon Islands, a recent survey by international and local scientists have found. A team of International and Local Scientists from the French Ichthyological Society (SFI), based at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) Paris, France, and Ecological Solutions, Solomon Islands (ESSI) recently completed freshwater fish, […]