Posted inStory / Tuvalu

ISACC project strengthens institutions in Tuvalu to access and manage climate finance

The Institutional Strengthening in Pacific island Countries to adapt to Climate Change (ISACC) project is assisting Tuvaluan practitioners who are engaged with climate change related projects. Ms. Susan Tupulaga, National Coordinator of the ISACC project in Tuvalu, said that although Tuvalu does not receive direct funding from ISACC, it receives benefits in other ways which […]

Posted inStory / New Caledonia

Samoa pushes climate ambition, Deputy PM tells conference

Samoa is actively engaged in discussions for the protection of areas beyond its national jurisdiction for marine biodiversity. This was highlighted by Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, during the recent 11th Conference of the Pacific Community on Oceans and Sustainable Development in New Caledonia last week. Mata’afa said Samoa is joining other countries in […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

Fiji’s food security and quality suceptible to climate change

Fiji’s food security and its quality’s susceptibility to climate change was highlighted during a side event of the 41st Session FAO Conference in Rome, Italy. While speaking on Fiji’s experience regarding obesity, climate change and the availability of food, Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment Dr. Mahendra Reddy highlighted that complex […]

Posted inStory / Papua New Guinea

The makings of a climate change resistance in the Pacific

Vanuatu, an archipelago of 80 volcanic islands in the Southwest Pacific, is ground zero in the global fight against climate change. In just the past few decades, many coastal communities here have moved several hundred meters from the shore, destabilizing livelihoods, especially among fishermen and their families. But the assault doesn’t stop there. Vanuatu is […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

100 canoes by Christmas: Fiji

SUVA, 28 May 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) — One hundred canoes by Christmas. That’s the aim of one of the Pacific’s most ambitious traditional boat building projects. Fiji’s Uto ni Yalo Trust is not only reviving ancient construction and navigation techniques, it’s also aiming to help remote villages ditch diesel, catch bigger fish and entice tourists […]

Posted inStory / Samoa

Samoa conference inspires action on boosting small states’ resilience to disasters

APIA, Samoa (April 25, 2019) — Samoa faced huge flooding in 2018 after torrential rain fell overnight, leaving a trail of destruction, 330 people evacuated and US$10 million of infrastructural damage. The lessons learned from this experience made Samoa a suitable location to host the fifth Commonwealth Global Biennial Conference on Small States under the […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

Fiji landowners hail rejection of Malolo project

MALOLO,10 APRIL 2019 (RNZ PACIFIC) Villagers on Fiji’s Malolo have welcomed the cancellation of a Chinese resort project and are calling on the government to stop tourism expanding on the island. Fiji’s Environment Department has revoked Freesoul Real Estate’s Environment Impact Assessment approval, following substantial environmental damage to the island. The headman at Solevu Village […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

USP Journalism secures $US20k grant to boost environmental journalism

The Journalism Programme at The University of the South Pacific has won major recognition through a $US20,000 ($F42,617) grant in a boost for environmental reporting in the Pacific. The programme was one of 14 recipients of the competitive Internews/Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal media grants, 2019. The EJN sees the grant programme as […]