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Ocean Acidification: Pacific Conversations with SPREP Ocean Acidification: Pacific Conversations with SPREP In June this year, the Pacific islands are amplifying their voice at the United Nations Ocean Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York, focusing on Sustainable Development Goal 14 – Life Below ... More detail
Pacific nations may face droughts, floods if El Niño develo... Pacific nations may face droughts, floods if El Niño develops later this year Meteorologists warn that there is twice the normal likelihood of El Niño developing in 2017.El Niño events are usually associated with lower rainfall with the possibility of droughts, dust, and incr... More detail
SmartMet, SmartAlert, Better Informed Communities SmartMet, SmartAlert, Better Informed Communities With the advancement of modern technology, our lives are changing in many areas, including the roles of the Meteorological Services. While some things remain the same, in other areas huge steps are be... More detail
Countries Seek Continuation Of ADB/SPREP Mainstreaming And R... Countries Seek Continuation Of ADB/SPREP Mainstreaming And Regional Technical Support Mechanism Pacific island countries unanimously expressed a strong interest in the continuation of work progressed under technical assistance provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Secretariat of t... More detail
Pacific national meteorological services and partners meet t... Pacific national meteorological services and partners meet to update key regional priorities to ensure safety of Pacific communities The regional framework for building and strengthening of National Meteorological Services (NMSs) was under review this month by the Pacific NMS directors, private sector, Pacific intergovernmental age... More detail
Sharing experiences on global climate change finance, a key ... Sharing experiences on global climate change finance, a key feature of the Samoa Climate Finance Forum Learning from the experience of neighbouring countries was on the agenda at Samoa's National Climate Finance Forum in Apia. Given the increasing climate change financing to the Pacific, there is a nee... More detail
Samoa holds its first National Climate Finance Forum Samoa holds its first National Climate Finance Forum Advanced in its' coordination of Climate and Disaster Risk financing Samoa established a Climate Resilience Steering Committee in 2011, chaired by the Ministry of Finance this Committee is responsible... More detail
Samoa climate change finance stakeholders discuss way forwar... Samoa climate change finance stakeholders discuss way forward Apia, Samoa (8 May 2017) – Climate change financing stakeholders of Samoa converge today in Apia for a week-long series of activities geared towards knowledge-sharing and collective formulation of s... More detail
Climate conversations build Pacific resilience Climate conversations build Pacific resilience Communication of weather and climate information is important for people from all sectors and communities to plan their daily activities and seasonal work, and can be critical during natural disasters... More detail
Pacific iCLIM Project Discussions Underway Pacific iCLIM Project Discussions Underway Discussions for the Pacific iCLIM Project, which aims to enhance regional capacity in climate change information knowledge management across the Pacific region, are currently underway with a workshop ... More detail
Coastal and marine ecosystems critical for a resilient Pacif... Coastal and marine ecosystems critical for a resilient Pacific region in the face of climate change Pacific island people rely heavily on ecosystem services and natural resources to support their national economies and community livelihoods. Today, these same ecosystems are under threat from climate... More detail
Strengthening resilience to Ocean Acidification in Tokelau Strengthening resilience to Ocean Acidification in Tokelau "Our Ocean is us, our cultural identity – Ulu o Tokelau Faipule Siopili PerezTokelau is one of four Pacific islands embarking on work to strengthen the island atolls resilience to the impacts of oce... More detail
Adaptation Fund approves USD 9 million project for FSM Adaptation Fund approves USD 9 million project for FSM USD 9 million has been approved for the Federated States of Micronesia to help island communities reduce vulnerability to extreme drought, sea level rise and other climate risks.The 29th Meeting of th... More detail
Norwegian Delegation visits SPREP Norwegian Delegation visits SPREP The Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms Tone Skogen, paid a visit to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme last week. Ms Skogen, who was accompanied by H.E Ambassador Unni Kl... More detail
From Paris to Marrakech to the Pacific, an overview of the U... From Paris to Marrakech to the Pacific, an overview of the UN Climate COP22 outcomes Mr Kosi Latu, Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)"While the Twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP23... More detail
Vanuatu and Samoa amongst new Green Climate Fund grants for ... Vanuatu and Samoa amongst new Green Climate Fund grants for the Pacific A USD 23 Million dollar grant for a Climate Information Services for Resilient Development project has been approved for Vanuatu by the Green Climate Fund. This was one of three projects approved for ... More detail
Marshall Islands and Palau sign on to second “Because the ... Marshall Islands and Palau sign on to second “Because the Ocean” Declaration 17 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech Morocco - Palau and the Marshall Islands were the two Pacific islands of 15 countries that signed the second "Because the Ocean Declaration" on the edges of t... More detail
Institutional Arrangements Key in Accessing Climate Finance:... Institutional Arrangements Key in Accessing Climate Finance: A Tonga Perspective 16 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech, Morocco  - The Government of Tonga's approach in combining climate change and disaster risk considerations into overall development planning is a proact... More detail
Breathing life into the Paris Agreement – Nauru at the UN ... Breathing life into the Paris Agreement – Nauru at the UN Climate Conference 16 November 2016, UNFCCC COP22, Marrakech Morocco - Fearing complacency has set in, the President of Nauru, H.E Baron Waqa has called upon countries to "breathe life into the Paris Agreement" as he ma... More detail
Team Pacific at the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Marrak... Team Pacific at the UN Climate Change Negotiations in Marrakech, Morocco: Solomon Islands Part of our series featuring quick snippets from Pacific island negotiator, introducing you to the people representing the Pacific islands in the Climate Change negotiations. Today from Morocco we int... More detail
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