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 […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

EJN Awards Grants to 14 Asian Organizations Focused on Expanding Access to Environmental Information

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network has selected 14 organizations as recipients of its annual media grants supported by our Asia-Pacific and Bay of Bengal projects. The competitive grant program is an opportunity for media, civil society organizations and academic institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific to think critically and creatively about how to build local resources for […]