17/12/2018
kiribati oceanscape

The ocean plays an integral part in the climate system

The Pacific Islands States who believe that the Ocean plays an integral part in the climate system say that the Blue Pacific Continent they have stewardship of cannot afford the risks of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. These sentiments have been shared time and again by Pacific Islands representatives at COP 24 and those who have presented in a myriad of side events at the Pacific and Koronivia Pavilion in Katowice, Poland. Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi said “The recent IPCC 1.5 degrees Special Report shows that a 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming is not just a limit for Small Islands Developing States, but it is a limit for everyone.” "From extreme weather events to sea level rise, from slowed economic growth to biodiversity loss, the report speaks to the risks of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius. For our Blue Pacific continent, it is a risk we cannot afford," he emphasized.
13/12/2018
Samoa PM at COP24

Statement by Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi to the COP24 High Level Segment

Statement by Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa at the “Conference of Parties [COP24] of the UN Framework Convention […]
13/12/2018

Pacific Islands Forum Statement to the High Level Segment of COP 24

Statement from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Delivered to the High-Level Segment of COP 24 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Katowice, Poland President of the COP, In […]
12/12/2018
Cook Islands PM at COP24 (Photo Nanette Woonton)

Pacific Island Countries Need Scaled Up Access To Climate Change Finance

By Honourable Henry Puna, Prime Minster of the Cook Islands - A key priority for my fellow Pacific Leaders and negotiators currently attending the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), is accessing climate finance, across all finance mechanisms of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement. The Cook Islands is a country comprising of 15 islands in the heart of the South Pacific.  Under a variety of potential climate change scenarios, each one of these islands are at great risk due to sea level rise, extreme rainfall events, storm surges, strong winds or extreme high air temperatures. This disturbing reality is shared by most of the ten million Pacific islanders who inhabit the oceanic continent we call the Blue Pacific. As our people work to adapt their communities to deal with the effects of a changing climate, our countries must again call for the scaling up of climate related financing. Our small economies simply cannot afford these efforts on their own. We seek committed and reliable partners who can help us continue with our mitigation strategies and our adaptation needs.
11/12/2018
DSG Pratt at COP24 Climate Finance Session

Statement by Deputy Secretary General Cristelle Pratt to the Third High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance at COP24

Statement by Cristelle Pratt, Deputy Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, delivered during the Third High-Level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance.   “Translating climate […]
08/12/2018

Remarks by Samoa Prime Minister, Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi on “Understanding the Ocean Climate Crosswalk: A Pacific Perspective”

Remarks by Hon. Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi At the Office of Pacific Ocean Commissioner Event “Understanding the Ocean Climate Crosswalk: A Pacific Perspective” Pacific and Koronivia […]
07/12/2018
Samoa, Cook Islands, & Kiribati Climate Finance Representatives at COP24

Pacific Island Countries Demonstrate Leadership on Climate Finance

7th December 2018 Katowice, Poland – December 7, 2018: Pacific island countries have demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to enhancing their ability to access and […]
04/12/2018
COP 24 Composite Photo

Negotiating Ambitious Global Climate Action at COP24

This week members of the Pacific Islands Forum will join the global community in Poland for COP24, a meeting of the United Nations aimed at tackling […]
30/11/2018
Etu Tusitala in action at Caffe Culture 2018, Oct 2018

Taking ELife Samoa’s Wild Turmeric Drink To Cafe Culture 2018

Tapping into trends proves to be fruitful for ELife Samoa Wild Turmeric Drink at Caffe Culture 2018, London. ELife Samoa Wild Turmeric Drink proved to be […]