Wednesday, September 22, 2021


New ideas, new resources: ADB’s blue bond a big step toward healthy oceans

The Asia and Pacific region is home to three-quarters of global coral reefs and more than half of all mangrove areas. The region’s aquaculture production...

Forum SG Henry Puna statement to third Japan-PIF briefing on Fukushima wastewater

Warm Pacific greetings from Suva. I am pleased to welcome you all to this third briefing session with Japan in relation to the ALPS...

COP26: Poorest countries fear not reaching UK for climate summit

The world's poorest countries say they are worried about getting to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November. Twenty are on the UK's Covid...

Commonwealth to champion climate-vulnerable small states at COP26

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of...

Fijian government welcomes the appointment of new SPREP Director General

The Fijian Government welcomes the appointment of Sefanaia Nawadra as the new Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Nawadra's appointment...

Cook Islands PM readies for COP 26 in Glasgow

The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands has called on the population to take seriously the threat from climate change. In November Mark Brown will...

Commonsensing Project builds Climate resilience for Small Island nations

By Neena Bhandari The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) Commonsensing is led by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through...

Pacific Ministers reaffirm commitment to tackling environmental issues impacting the Pacific region

Ministers from around the Pacific Friday gathered virtually to participate in a ‘Talanoa’ to discuss some of the pertinent key priority issues bearing direct...

UK rejects campaigners’ call to postpone COP26 climate talks again

The UK is resisting a call by campaigners to postpone critical UN climate talks, promising extra measures to address concerns about safety and inclusiveness...

Climate Finance effectiveness in the Pacific: are we on the right track?

TALANOA EVENT The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UK Government hosted a Talanoa event, titled...

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The interim chief executive of the Fijian Drua, one of two Super Rugby Pacific new entrants for 2022, says the depth on the islands...

World’s two largest economies commit to climate action – UN SG Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed important commitments made towards climate action by the world’s two largest economies, as the 76th High Level...

Senior military officers left on good terms says Fiji Military Commander Kalouniwai

Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF)Commander, Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai has confirmed receiving the resignation of two senior officers. The two are deputy commanders, Brigadier...