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.
10/05/2018
Pacific Leaders meet French President Macron

Pacific Leaders Meet with French President in New Caledonia

Pacific Leaders underlined their common identity as the ‘Blue Pacific’ during their meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in New Caledonia last weekend. Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele […]
04/05/2018
Pacific Leaders France Group Photo

Introductory Address at the Pacific Community Leaders-France Dialogue by the Hon. Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

President Macron Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I would like to acknowledge with appreciation this opportunity provided for Heads of State and Government of the Pacific to […]