Climate change and disaster risk finance assessment under way in Solomon Islands

1 December 2016, Honiara
altImproved ability to access climate change finance is a priority for the Solomon Islands, and this week representatives from government ministries, non-governmental organisations and the private sector are meeting in Honiara to contribute to the Solomon Islands Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment.

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Forum focuses on climate change funding

30 November 2016, Port Vila

altToday 80 delegates from Government, civil society, the private sector and development partners are launching the first Vanuatu Climate Finance Forum at the Warwick Le Lagon. The forum is hosted by the Ministry of Climate Change, the Ministry of Finance, the National Advisory Board on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction and supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). 

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Strategy to build Pacific regional geospatial capacity endorsed

25 November 2016, Suva
altPacific Island lands survey and geospatial experts convened this week at the 3rd Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council (PGSC) Meeting to finalise and endorse a 10-year regional strategy aimed at advancing geospatial and surveying services in the region. 

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Fiji cocoa farms receive recovery assistance

30 November 2016, Suva
A number of cocoa farms devastated by Tropical Cyclone Winston will benefit from assistance provided by the European Union and Pacific Community in an effort to to boost the productivity of the agricultural sector after the cyclone struck early this year.

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Fiji presidency a breakthrough for Pacific voice on climate change

21 November 2016, Noumea
altFiji’s successful bid to preside over next year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 23) is the added muscle needed to trigger more action to combat climate change for small island states, according to the Director-General of the Pacific Community, Dr Colin Tukuitonga.

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