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 […]
12/11/2018
Nauru Green Climate Fund Workshop Team

Nauru Holds Green Climate Fund Readiness Inception Meeting

12th November 2018 The Government of Nauru is committed to strengthening its engagement with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and building the capacity of national stakeholders […]
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 […]
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 […]
01/11/2016

Deputy Secretary General Andie Fong Toy ‘s opening remarks to Effective Financing & Partnerships for the SDGs in the Pacific Workshop.

Bula and good morning to you all. To our senior government officials, Non-State Actors, and Suva based missions, welcome to your Secretariat. To our resident development […]
11/10/2016

Deputy Secretary General, Cristelle Pratt’s presentation at USP public Seminar on Pacific Interests at COP22

Aus Aid Performance Space Laucala Campus, USP, Suva 11 October 2016   Theme: From Paris to Marrakech: Pacific interests in Marrakech and how will island states […]
09/07/2016

Smaller Island States Welcome the Federated States of Micronesia

Leaders of the Smaller Islands States of the Pacific Islands Forum today welcomed the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as their newest member. As the meeting […]
07/12/2011

UPDATES FROM COP17: Nauru President calls for bold action

The Pacific nations did not come to Durban to fail. This was the assertion made by the President of Nauru, H.E. Mr Sprent Dabwido, at the […]