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Oceans

  • 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 […]

  • In Vanuatu, women draw strength from rhythm of the ocean

    June 10, 2019

    By Aude Emilie-Dorion In a remote part of the Pacific, water music is helping women deepen their ties to the ocean and strengthen their social and economic standing. DOLAP, Vanuatu – It’s here, in this village on the west coast of Gaua, a small island in the north of Vanuatu, that water music originated. Water […]

  • 100 canoes by Christmas: Fiji

    May 28, 2019

    SUVA, 28 May 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) — One hundred canoes by Christmas. That’s the aim of one of the Pacific’s most ambitious traditional boat building projects. Fiji’s Uto ni Yalo Trust is not only reviving ancient construction and navigation techniques, it’s also aiming to help remote villages ditch diesel, catch bigger fish and entice tourists […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • USP Journalism secures $US20k grant to boost environmental journalism

    April 09, 2019

    The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific has won major recognition through a $US20,000 ($F42,617) grant in a boost for environmental reporting in the Pacific. The programme was one of 14 recipients of the competitive Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal media grants, 2019. The EJN sees the grant programme as […]

  • 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 […]