12/02/2019

Keynote address by Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General “The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands”

04/02/2019

Pacific Islands Forum Regional Policy Consultations begin for 2019

This week sees the beginning of the Pacific Islands Forum’s programme of Regional Policy Consultations for 2019. The programme running through February to the end of […]
30/01/2019

Pacific Ocean Commissioner calls for Pacific people to be centre of negotiations on international treaty on the high seas

Pacific officials preparing for a major international meeting to agree an international treaty on the high seas must remember that they negotiate on behalf of the […]
30/01/2019

BBNJ Pacific Workshop Opening Remarks by Fiji as PSIDS Chair

PSIDS Opening Remarks delivered at the Opening of the BBNJ Pacific Workshop 30 January – 1 February 2019 Pacific Island Forum Secretariat, Suva, Fiji   Secretary-General […]
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 […]
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