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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...

Curtain falls on 30th SPREP Meeting of Officials

The 30th Meeting of Officials of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has officially concluded after three days of deliberations. The Secretariat’s...

IAEA, Japan agree on timeline for safety review of water release at Fukushima Daiichi

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan have agreed on an initial mission schedule and other arrangements for the implementation of the Agency's...

Fiji PM acknowledges biological diversity as a global asset to the present and future...

“The relentless demands we humans have placed on the Earth are driving more than a million species of plants and animals to the brink...

Sefanaia Nawadra appointed new SPREP Director General

Sefanaia Nawadra is the new Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Announced at the 30th SPREP Meeting of Officials...

SPREP Members endorse key documents on conservation and the state of the Pacific environment

Three key documents were endorsed by SPREP Member countries and territories during the second day of the 30th Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment...

What will the Pacific islands region be prioritising at the COP26 climate talks?

By Dr Ian Fry As wildfires take lives and ravage property around the Mediterranean and North America and floods destroy lives and property in other...

Tuvalu communities face climate drought disaster

The small Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu, has been experiencing low rainfall conditions, with mounting concerns of extreme water shortages for people across the...

Micronesia Presidents join Pacific Forum SG in call for urgent climate action

It was a rare moment given the upheaval and controversy the Pacific Islands Forum has faced in the last year or so. Palau President Surangel...

Samoa PM issues climate warning ahead of crunch UN talks

The world must take urgent action on climate change at upcoming UN talks in Glasgow or low-lying Pacific nations will face a “dire” future,...

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Sustainability of Pacific fisheries is compromised by the impacts of climate change: Forum Chair

By Pita Ligaiula in Seoul Forum Chair and Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown says the sustainability of Pacific fisheries is compromised by the...

Solomon Islands distance itself from Korea – Pacific Islands Forum Summit Declaration

Solomon Islands expressed reservations on an element of the outcome Declaration of the Korea-Pacific Islands Forum Summit in particular the reference to competing Strategy...

North Korea Nuclear programme direct threat to international peace and security

By Pita Ligaiula in Seoul The Korea – Pacific Islands Summit shares the view that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and...