12/02/2019

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

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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
28/11/2018
Tuvalu waterfront

Deadline Extended for Applications to Represent Smaller Islands States on Regionalism Sub-Committee

28th November 2018 The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat has extended the closing date for applications from individuals wishing to represent the Smaller Island States on the […]
16/11/2018
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Observer Statement by Dame Meg Taylor to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Meeting

  Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministers Meeting   Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Thursday, 15 November 2018     The Honourable Rimbink Pato, Chair of the […]
22/10/2018
Pacific Leaders at UN Ocean Photo

Pacific Leadership on Ocean Management and Conservation

The need for urgent collective action to sustainably manage, use and conserve the Blue Pacific oceanic continent and its resources was a recurring theme raised by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders both at the Pacific Islands Forum .....Read more.
28/09/2018
President Hilda Heine at UNGA

Promoting Blue Pacific priorities at 73rd United Nations General Assembly

28th September 2018 Pacific Islands Forum Leaders are in New York this week for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), providing an opportunity for collective […]