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 […]
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 […]
21/09/2018
Hon. Ham Lini with national stakeholder representatives during the cake cutting to launch the Report

Vanuatu Government Launches Climate Change Finance Review

The Government of Vanuatu has launched its Climate Change Finance Review. Guided by the Pacific Climate Change Finance Assessment Framework, a multi-agency team led by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat reviewed Vanuatu’s climate finance actions late last year and supported production of the report.
23/04/2018

Federated States of Micronesia strengthens efforts to access and manage climate change and disaster risk finance

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – Discussions informing the Federated States of Micronesia’s National Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment show that the country continues […]
04/05/2016

Deputy Secretary General Andie Fong Toy’s Opening Remarks on Mitigation and Adaptation for ADB Seminar on Advancing Clean and Climate Resilient Development in Asia and the Pacific

Harmonie Hall B1/B2 4 May 2016   Question: “Pacific islands do not have high carbon footprints, but there are opportunities to drive development which reduce emissions, […]
07/10/2015

South Korea to support Pacific island countries’ call for a legally binding agreement at COP21

Yesterday, senior officials of the governments of the Republic of Korea and fourteen Pacific island countries reaffirmed cooperation to achieve a legally binding agreement at the […]
05/10/2015

Pacific Island Countries prepare for South Korea talks on climate change and fisheries

Hot on the heels of the 46th Pacific Island Forum, held in Port Moresby last month, Forum Island Countries are preparing to advance important regional priorities […]