• Living on the Edge of Climate Change

    August 10, 2017

    By: Ofani Eremae, Solomon Star The sinking island of Fanalei STANDING outside his home at Fouele settlement, Fredrick Maeaba gazes across the calm waters of Port Adam passage in the southern region of Malaita. His eyes were fixed on Fanalei Island, located some four kilometres across the waters. He was once a resident on that […]

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

    August 7, 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 […]

  • The Island Way of Addressing Climate Change

    July 26, 2017

    By: Quintina Naime, LoopPNG The people of Mbuke Island in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea are making progress through adaption and mitigation efforts to address climate change. The Mbuke islanders have silently suffered the long term effects of climate change, caused by global warming, for over five decades now. With a population of 420, the […]

  • Department of climate change expected in 2018

    March 29, 2017

    By: JONAS CULLWICK/Vanuatu Daily Post It is expected that the Government will officially establish a Department for Climate Change in 2018. This is according to the Director of Meteorological Services and Geo-hazards, David Gibson, when he opened a three-day training workshop on Climate Change for Vanuatu journalists at the department’s conference room in Port Vila […]

  • Fiji, Ethiopia talk climate change and health issues

    January 10, 2017

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times FIJI and Ethiopia have not contributed much to the climate change “we are facing now but that doesn’t mean that we should not be involved in the solutions”, says Ethiopia’s special adviser to the Prime Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Dr Ghebreyesus was on a two-day visit to Fiji and […]

  • Fijians in low lying areas need to be wary – Bainimarama

    December 14, 2016

    By: MAGGIE BOYLE/Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Permanent Secretary for National Disaster Management Office Meleti Bainimarama is calling on communities living in low lying areas to be alert and to continually monitor the weather. “We’re looking at warning people living in low lying areas to be very wary of the weather should it change especially when darkness […]

  • Forced displacement last option, says Tuvalu PM

    December 13, 2016

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times PACIFIC Island nations need to address the issue of climate change displaced communities as it affects livelihoods, culture and society, says Tuvalu’s Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga. Speaking during a press conference at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) office in Suva yesterday, Mr […]

  • Climate change migration critical, says Fiji PM

    December 10, 2016

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times THE issue of climate change and migration in the Pacific is very present and very critical to all, says Tuvalu’s Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga. Speaking at the Regional Meeting on Climate Change and Migration at the Pacific in Suva this week, Mr Sopoaga, said people being displaced around the region […]

  • Fiji PM is COP head

    November 20, 2016

    By: CHARLENE LANYON/The Fiji Times FIJI has become the first Pacific Island nation to preside over the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany next year. The United Nations event is an annual meeting to discuss climate change-related issues around the world. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, accepting the presidency […]

  • Samoa’s PM urges countries to continue momentum of action against climate change

    November 18, 2016

    By: JOSHUA LAFOAI/Loop Samoa Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has urged the countries taking part in the 22nd Conference of the Parties, to keep moving forward in the fight against climate change. In his address, Tuilaepa emphasized that slowing down now, is not acceptable. “We have gathered in this wonderful city to determine how […]