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.
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 […]
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.
07/06/2017

The Blue Pacific: Pacific countries demonstrate innovation in sustainably developing, managing, and conserving their part of the Pacific Ocean

The Blue Pacific is the world’s largest oceanic continent, made up of a grouping of Pacific island countries and territories engaged in innovative and unique initiatives […]
06/06/2017

Deputy Secretary General Cristelle Pratt Remarks to the United Nations Ocean Conference Healers of the ocean: Asia-Pacific Women Leading Ocean Action on SDG 14

6 June 2017   Excellencies Members of the Diplomatic corps Representatives of regional and international organisations Distinguished guests Ladies and gentleman Good afternoon. It is an […]
04/11/2016

Integrated ocean management unites the Pacific

A Pacific region that is united makes for a strong global voice. How should that voice speak for our ocean? Delegates from across Oceania gathered in […]
05/07/2016

PIFS Statement at Annual Ministerial Forum Fisheries Committee

Port Vila, Vanuatu 5 – 6 July 2016   Chair, Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry, Fisheries and Biosecurity, Republic of Vanuatu, Honourable Seremiah Matai Nawalu, Honourable Ministers, Director General of FFA, Mr James Movick, distinguished […]
04/12/2015

As COP21 marks Oceans Day, Pacific Ocean Commissioner says world Leaders must limit warming to less than 1.5 degrees

As Oceans Day is marked by the UNFCCC COP21 in Paris on 4th December, the Pacific Ocean Commissioner says world leaders must set ambitious targets and […]
03/12/2015

From Earth to Paris: Social media used to deliver powerful Pacific message on oceans

The Pacific Ocean Commissioner has released a short video calling on the world leaders gathered in Paris to protect the Pacific region and the ocean on […]
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