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.
01/11/2018
Pacific Sustainable Development Report 2018 Cover

Tracking the Sustainable Development of our Blue Pacific

by: Meg Taylor DBE, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Leaders of the Blue Pacific recently endorsed the Pacific Sustainable Development Report. Significantly, it […]
20/06/2018

SHAPING UP: Pacific Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development

The University of the South Pacific in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Oceania National Olympic Committees will host the inaugural “SHAPING UP: Pacific […]
01/06/2018

Eliminating fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing

Fisheries are a key source of economic opportunity for Pacific Islanders and Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ recognise fisheries as one of the regions sustainable development priorities. […]
09/11/2016

The ‘Pacific SDGs Roadmap Development and Implementation’ project receives funding assistance

Suva, Fiji: Taiwan/Republic of China (ROC) is providing USD$400,000 funding assistance to the Pacific to help with the development a roadmap for addressing the Sustainable Development […]
11/08/2016

Collaboration between Council of Regional Organisation in the Pacific and the United Nations

Opportunities for regional collaboration between the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP) agencies and the UN system were the focus today as Executives from […]