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.
09/07/2018

Regional Meet on Forum Leaders Priority for an Integrated Region

Apia, Samoa (July 9, 2018) – Senior Trade Officials from the region will meet in Samoa this week to discuss approaches for expanding beneficial economic activities […]
12/06/2018
Walolyn Hamata Mamau

Walolyn Hamata Mamau, Climate Change Finance Officer in Solomon Islands

Walolyn Hamata Mamau recently joined the Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury as the Climate Change Finance Officer. Walolyn’s core responsibility is to support the […]
11/05/2018

2018 FEMM: Climate Change And Disaster Risk Finance

FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING   AND   FORUM ECONOMIC OFFICIALS MEETING   25-27 April  2018 Koror, Palau CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK FINANCE   Summary of […]
28/03/2018

Solomon Islands Launches its Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment Report

  Honiara, Solomon Islands (March 28, 2018) – The Solomon Islands celebrated a milestone this week with the launch of its Climate Change and Disaster Risk […]
11/07/2017

Advancing regional climate change finance priorities

Nadi, Fiji –Climate Change and Finance government representatives from eight Pacific Island countries meet this week to discuss climate change finance. These discussions have the overarching […]
12/05/2017

Palau stakeholders validate findings on climate change and disaster risk finance assessment

Koror, Palau– Palau is accessing climate change and disaster risk finance, but faces capacity challenges that currently make it difficult to implement larger-scale, multi-sector climate and […]
09/05/2017

Samoa climate change finance stakeholders discuss way forward

Apia, Samoa– Climate change financing stakeholders of Samoa converge today in Apia for a week-long series of activities geared towards knowledge-sharing and collective formulation of solutions […]
07/03/2017

Green Climate Fund approves readiness grant for Nauru

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a readiness grant of US$339,250 for the Republic of Nauru to build the capacity of the National Designated Authority […]
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