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New project scales up early warning systems in the Pacific

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A new project, Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Early Warning Systems in the Pacific, has been launched with funding from the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems...

SPREP reaccredited to World’s largest climate fund

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme has been successfully reaccredited to the Green Climate Fund as a Regional Implementing Entity. Pacific island Members...

Private sector could help access millions more in climate funding

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By Brian Lezutuni Climate finance brings in big money – more than SBD$1.1 billion SBD (US$159.6 million) in the past 10 years. If initiatives to...

Take stock, discuss policy options, consider ways forward to address post-COVID-19 economic challenges: Forum...

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Forum Secretary General Henry Puna says the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected Pacific economies and exacerbated the Pacific region’s vulnerabilities to external shocks as...

Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger

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Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world...

The European Union invests EUR 9 million in Climate information services in the Pacific

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A five-year EUR 9 million(US$10.2 million) project aimed at strengthening the production, availability, delivery and application of science-based information, supporting decision-makers was today launched...

Palau President Whipps urges bold action from world leaders to ensure survival from climate...

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Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr called on world leaders to set aside differing political views and collaborate on a bold climate action. The president is...

Climate change expert warns of severe cyclones

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The Pacific Island Forum climate change adviser Exsley Taloiburi has warned of more severe tropical cyclones in the region in the coming years. Taloiburi said...

Time running out for countries on climate crisis front line

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The world’s running out of time to limit global temperature rise to below two degrees Celsius, a matter of life or death for climate...

Pacific leaders join forces ahead of landmark climate summit

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Pacific leaders Thursday (08 July) met COP26 President Alok Sharma to set out their priorities for the major climate change summit in November. Underscoring what...

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PINA welcomes Fijian Government’s review of current Media Laws in Fiji

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor President of the Pacific Islands News Association, Kora Nou today warmly welcomed the new Fijian Government’s immediate push to revisit...

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

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Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...

Namah condemns arrest of West Papua governor

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Vanimo-Green River MP Belden Namah has condemned the manner in which West Papua Governor Lucas Enembe was arrested and detainted by the Indonesian government. Namah,...