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Policy

  • Threats to Pacific Islands’ Rich Biodiversity a Key Focus of the Conference

    February 17, 2020

    Conservation management of the rich biodiversity across the Pacific islands region is at the core of the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.  An important event, this will help protect our valuable ecosystem services that the world depends upon. The conference will take place in New Caledonia at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre, […]

  • COP25 outcome disappointing: Fiji PM

    December 19, 2019

    Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the outcome of COP 25 in Madrid Spain is unfortunate given Fiji’s efforts to get world leaders to tackle climate change. Speaking at the launch of the Disaster Risk Reduction Policy, Bainimarama said Fiji will not stop pushing for global action. “The largest emitters have yet to summon the […]

  • 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 […]

  • SPC and GIZ sign agreement to support NDC hub

    November 19, 2019

    The Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions Hub (NDC Hub) was launched in 2017 as a response to calls from Pacific Island Countries (PICs) for a regional platform to support them in implementing, enhancing and financing their national climate commitments made under the Paris Agreement (CoP 21). Through the NDC Hub, a team of experts from […]

  • New Ministry planned for climate response in Samoa

    November 7, 2019

    The Government of Samoa is in the process of planning to establish a new Climate Change Ministry to deal specifically with the challenges of adapting to global warming. Discussions for the new Ministry’s creation were confirmed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) Chief Executive Officer, Ulu Bismarck Crawley, one the sidelines of […]

  • Pacific region shows leadership and ambition in its national climate efforts

    September 27, 2019

    Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are key to sustainable development and are the building blocks for low carbon development (LCD). Reflecting on the commitments of Pacific Leaders to net-zero emissions and resilient societies by 2050 at the Pacific SIDS High level breakfast event in New York, Climate Analytics managing director, Dr Bill Hare said by implementing […]

  • Five Schools Trial Solutions to Reduce Plastics

    August 20, 2019

    Honiara, Solomon Islands — Five Honiara schools are trying for 10 weeks to replace single-use plastics in their lunch service through a new waste management initiative. Koloale, Florence Young and Emmaus schools are trialing a refundable-fee scheme, which involves lunch vendors or the school canteen serving lunches with reusable containers. Students are refunded a small […]

  • PNG Environment Minister wants plastic ban enforced by November

    August 6, 2019

    Papua New Guinea Environment, Conservation and Climate Change Minister Geoffrey Kama wants an outright ban on the manufacture, import and use of single-use plastic shopping bags in the country by November. Kama told journalists in Port Moresby that the ban introduced by former minister Sir John Pundari was a noble move which he wanted to […]