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Climate

  • Pacific Fisheries Ministers raise coastal fisheries, marine pollution and climate change concerns

    August 28, 2020

    A new look Pacific Regional Fisheries Ministers Meeting, which started virtually yesterday, has tabled key concerns on the state of coastal fisheries, climate change and marine pollution. Their decisions reflect regional priorities for the fisheries and marine sector. Cook Islands Prime Minister and Minister of Marine Resources, the Honourable Henry Puna, addressed the meeting stating […]

  • Atoll islanders told to invest beche-de-mer money wisely

    August 26, 2020

    Bougainville have been told to use and invest the money they will get from selling beche-de-mer wisely. More particularly, the people of the Bougainville Atolls who use the sea as their “gold mine” by harvesting and selling marine resources. The beche-de-mer season is now open and a lot of people have already applied for licences. […]

  • Strengthening Palau’s disaster response and resilience to hazards

    August 26, 2020

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in unison with the Government of Japan and the Government of Palau, are forging ahead to achieve long-term disaster and climate resilience for Palau, despite the challenges of COVID-19. UNDP’s Japan-funded Enhancing Disaster and Climate Resilience (EDCR) in Palau through Improved Disaster Preparedness and Infrastructure project, is partnering with […]

  • Palau aims to become world’s first “Carbon neutral tourism destination”

    August 17, 2020

    The Palau Bureau of Tourism, Sustainable Travel International and Slow Food have launched a new project in Palau that aims to mitigate the tourism sector’s carbon footprint and establish Palau as the world’s first “Carbon neutral tourism destination.” The project is taking a destination-level approach that includes promoting local food production within tourism and developing […]

  • Climate Change can’t be ‘quarantined’: Taloiburi

    August 13, 2020

    Pacific Island Forum Secretariat finance adviser Exsley Taloiburi is worried that climate change may slip down regions’ agenda as Pacific ministers put focus on coronavirus. Speaking in the margins of the Economic Forum Ministers Meeting (FEMM) Taloiburi said while the deadly virus can be quarantined and worked around, the change in weather patterns can never […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vanuatu: A real test for local emergency response

    July 23, 2020

    Rated as the country with the highest disaster risk worldwide, Vanuatu is no stranger to severe tropical cyclones. When Tropical Cyclone Pam struck the country in 2015, it affected around 166,000 people and left a trail of destruction. Similarly, Tropical Cyclone Harold, a category 5 cyclone that hit Vanuatu on 6 April this year, affected […]

  • Solomon Islands private sector strengthens engagement in climate change resilience

    July 20, 2020

    A national mapping project has provided businesses in the Solomon Islands with increased understanding of climate and resilience financing. The project is seeking to strengthen private sector’s engagement and to promote public-private partnerships in this crucial area of financing. The mapping project was a joint undertaking by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]