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Tui Vusu lays down climate challenge

TUI Vusu Ratu Siriako Naciwai Matabogi has urged youths in his districts of Komave and Korolevu-i-wai in Sigatoka to think of how they can combat climate change. Ratu Siriako made this comment while speaking at the Warwick Community Make It Count Expo at the Warwick Fiji Resort & Spa on Wednesday. “This is real and […]

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Grim climate view for Pacific Islands

A RECENT research has shown the frequency of tropical cyclones (TCs) could increase by up to 40 per cent in the horseshoe-shaped region of Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands and Hawaii. Fiji-born Australian scientist Savin Chand, in his research — El Nino-driven tropical cyclone climate projections for the Pacific — found that a location […]

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Forced displacement last option, says Tuvalu PM

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 Sopoaga said although it was […]

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Miss Pacific Islands named Fiji’s ambassador for climate change

MISS Pacific Islands Anne Christine Dunn has been named Fiji’s ambassador for climate change and environment. She will engage in community projects and programs to highlight the issue on communal, national, regional and global levels. Environment, Local Government, Housing, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Parveen Kumar hosted Miss Dunn to a welcome ceremony in Suva yesterday […]

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Fiji PM is COP head

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 of COP 23, said the […]

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Fiji PM seeks Israeli support on climate change

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday as part of discussions on Fiji’s contribution to United Nations peacekeeping operations in the region. Mr Bainimarama, who is currently in Israel as part of his Middle East tour, said Fiji provided servicemen and women to UN operations in the Israel-Syria border and in […]

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Village faces new climate-related challenge

A DECADE after building adaptation measures to ensure the rising sea level did not claim its land, villagers of Daku Village in Tailevu are now facing a new challenge. Development committee chairman Olota Rokovunisei said the village of about 400 people had continued to experience first-hand the effects of climate change. “Our challenge now is […]

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EU ready to help Pacific resilience

RESILIENCE agenda and resilience building features prominently in both the European Union humanitarian and development assistance in the country, says EU ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Andrew Jacobs. Speaking at the Pacific Resilience Week in Suva, Mr Jacobs said the event was significant because it was set to take place a few weeks away […]