Topic

Disasters

  • Samoa conference inspires action on boosting small states’ resilience to disasters

    April 25, 2019

    APIA, Samoa (April 25, 2019) — Samoa faced huge flooding in 2018 after torrential rain fell overnight, leaving a trail of destruction, 330 people evacuated and US$10 million of infrastructural damage. The lessons learned from this experience made Samoa a suitable location to host the fifth Commonwealth Global Biennial Conference on Small States under the […]

  • Fiji landowners hail rejection of Malolo project

    April 10, 2019

    MALOLO,10 APRIL 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) Villagers on Fiji’s Malolo have welcomed the cancellation of a Chinese resort project and are calling on the government to stop tourism expanding on the island. Fiji’s Environment Department has revoked Freesoul Real Estate’s Environment Impact Assessment approval, following substantial environmental damage to the island. The headman at Solevu Village […]

  • EJN Awards Grants to 14 Asian Organizations Focused on Expanding Access to Environmental Information

    April 07, 2019

    Internews’ Earth Journalism Network has selected 14 organizations as recipients of its annual media grants supported by our Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal projects. The competitive grant program is an opportunity for media, civil society organizations and academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific to think critically and creatively about how to build local resources for […]

  • New Coconut Planting Method

    September 28, 2017

    By: Heather Maraki, Television Blong Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Government is currently working on a National Coconut Strategy to revive the coconut industry of Vanuatu, due to the effects of climate change and cyclones growing increasingly stronger.

  • Impact of climate adaptation methods used for Nguna and Pele

    August 15, 2017

    BY: Evelyne Toa, The Daily Post Pele and Nguna islands are off-shore islands of Efate, Shefa Province, with the distance between their closest points about 100 metres. Pele with a population of 400 has a land area of 4.3 square kilometres, highest point of 198 metres and with four villages. Nguna is a bigger island […]

  • Urban Flooding, a New Threat to the Capital of Solomon Islands

    August 07, 2017

    BY: BEN BILUA, The Island Sun LEADERS of Solomon Islands, a tiny country in the pacific now realise the importance of preparedness to comprehend the impact of climate change and the changing weather pattern. In recent years, climate change has brought in new challenges for the local government and other stakeholders to mitigate. Preparedness was […]

  • Rebuilding a strong and resilient Vanuatu

    March 29, 2017

    Rebuilding lives was a challenge for the cyclone-prone country where people rely on their coast and land for livelihoods. Crops and fish stock may takes years to recover.

  • Grim climate view for Pacific Islands

    January 14, 2017

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times A RECENT research has shown the frequency of tropical cyclones (TCs) could increase by up to 40 per cent in the horseshoe-shaped region of Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and Hawaii. Fiji-born Australian scientist Savin Chand, in his research — El Nino-driven tropical cyclone climate projections for the Pacific […]