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.
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.
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 […]
09/12/2011

UPDATES FROM COP17: “Pacific Climate Futures” launched in Durban

The UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa was the backdrop for the launch of two new landmark resources that have a crucial role for the […]