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Construction of the Pacific Climate Change Centre begins! Construction of the Pacific Climate Change Centre begins! The Pacific island region is only 13 months away from having its' very own Pacific Climate Change Centre hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme in Samoa.The ground bre... More detail
Australia Renews Commitment to Major Pacific Climate and Oce... Australia Renews Commitment to Major Pacific Climate and Oceans Monitoring and Prediction Programme 10 May 2018, Nuku'alofa, Tonga - At the Planning and Steering Committee meetings for the Climate and Ocean Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) held this week in Tonga, the Australian Government c... More detail
Climate change a hot item for the Pacific islands region thi... Climate change a hot item for the Pacific islands region this May May is a momentous moment for climate change in the Pacific with key milestone events happening in our region.A high level dialogue on climate change and biodiversity for Pacific leaders took place wi... More detail
Samoa Meteorology strengthen collaboration with Ministry of ... Samoa Meteorology strengthen collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries through Case Study Samoas Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment through the Samoa Meteorology Division -Climate section is branching out its services to support Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) agricu... More detail
Communication improved for Solomon Islands National Met Serv... Communication improved for Solomon Islands National Met Service with support from COSPPac The Solomon Islands Met Services (SIMS) are now better equipped to participate in the Online Climate Outlook Forums (OCOF), with the handover of a conference telephone to SIMS Representative Mr Alick ... More detail
Guidance Materials for using science-based climate informati... Guidance Materials for using science-based climate information launched in Apia Facilitating sectoral decision making using science-based climate change information and services will now be made easier, following the launch of the "Developing Climate Change Information Material" ... More detail
Stakeholders meet to develop Regional Strategy for Pacific I... Stakeholders meet to develop Regional Strategy for Pacific Island Climate Change Science and Services The development of a regional strategy for Pacific Island Climate Change Science and Services is the main objective of a regional planning workshop being held this week in Apia, convened by the Secret... More detail
Federated States of Micronesia launch their first Adaptation... Federated States of Micronesia launch their first Adaptation Fund Project “Enhancing Climate Change Resilience of Vulnerable Island Communities in FSM” Pohnpei, FSM 12 March 2018 - The Vice-President Yosiwo P. George of the Federated States of Micronesia launched their first ever Adaptation Fund Project in the FSM National Government Capitol, Pa... More detail
Papua New Guinea to enhance managing climate change informat... Papua New Guinea to enhance managing climate change information The importance of climate change information and knowledge management (IKM) and its critical role in adaptation and resilience planning was at the core of discussions held with delegates from across t... More detail
History made by SPREP as it starts 2018 with giant steps History made by SPREP as it starts 2018 with giant steps "The launch of this project is the successful outcome of a challenging journey over the past 2 years by the Government of Vanuatu working with SPREP and the GCF to deliver this project." – Mr Stuart... More detail
Change in mindset for Vanuatu as it becomes ‘climate smart... Change in mindset for Vanuatu as it becomes ‘climate smart’ "With the accelerating rates of these slow onset disasters due to global warming, there is a strong need for a complete change in the mindset towards standardised and appropriate use of science-based ... More detail
Vanuatu Development Sectors and Community to benefit from $2... Vanuatu Development Sectors and Community to benefit from $20.5m Green Climate Fund project  Key development and community sectors in Vanuatu are set to benefit from the USD 20.5 million Green Climate Fund (GCF) project, launched in Port Villa this month.The project Climate Information ... More detail
Palolo under the microscope at Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climat... Palolo under the microscope at Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference Wellington, New Zealand, 23 February 2018 - Some know of it as Eunice Viridis, Samoans know of it as palolo. Either way it was this Samoan delicacy and the possibility of its extinction that found its... More detail
Samoa showcased at Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference... Samoa showcased at Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference in Wellington "But all of our efforts will be meaningless unless there is a concerted and more ambitious effort by all countries to reduce emissions and scale up support for adaptation in the most vulnerable countr... More detail
Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference begins Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference begins 21 February 2018, Wellington, New Zealand - The second Pacific Climate Change Conference opened today in Wellington, New Zealand, on the heels of Tropical Cyclone Gita. "Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate... More detail
Niue Gets Ready for Enhanced Access to Climate Finance Niue Gets Ready for Enhanced Access to Climate Finance The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Niue Readiness Project has officially commenced with the launch of the Project at an Inception Workshop held at the Matavai resort in Niue on 9 February 2018. The GCF Read... More detail
Pacific Ocean – Pacific Climate Conference to bring togeth... Pacific Ocean – Pacific Climate Conference to bring together Pacific voices on climate change. The Pacific region, despite being the smallest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, remains the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.The Pacific Ocean, a main source of liveli... More detail
New Meteorological Office established in Tokelau New Meteorological Office established in Tokelau 2017 ended on a positive note for the Met Office of Tokelau with the re-establishment of a fully functional office for Tokelau in December.The Pacific Meteorological Desk Partnership (PMDP) officially... More detail
Nanikai village talks resilience to ocean acidification Nanikai village talks resilience to ocean acidification The village of Nanikai in Kiribati have embarked on work to strengthen their resilience to the impacts of ocean acidification, with the first step being an inception workshop for the New Zealand Pacif... More detail
Niue, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to enhance ac... Niue, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to enhance access to climate finance in 2018 Apia, Samoa 19 December 2017 - Niue and Republic of Marshall Islands have successfully accessed the Green Climate Fund's (GCFs) Readiness programme, to commence from early 2018. The Readiness funding ... More detail
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