In the Pacific, climate change is happening now

With many countries exposed to sea-level rise, dramatic increases in heat, and extreme precipitation forecast, the Pacific region is already affected by the impacts of climate change. Extreme weather events, displacement, food security issues are all…

Pacific Islanders: Failure to Commit to 1.5 Degrees at COP27 will Imperil the World’s Oceans

Pacific Islanders: Failure to Commit to 1.5 Degrees at COP27 will Imperil the World’s Oceans by Catherine Wilson

COP 26: the Pacific Community enhances access to climate finance in the Pacific

On the occasion of COP 26, the Pacific Community (SPC) remains committed to addressing challenges related to accessing climate finance for Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). While leaders and experts assert that PICTs are at the frontline…

Climat : la Communauté du Pacifique fait le bilan et dénonce des manquements

©NC1ère/ Claude Lindor/Archives Copyright : Bernard Lassauce et Claude Lindor, Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère Cet article est disponible sur le site de NC 1ère.

Stat of the week: 0.63 is the average 2020 index score for adoption and implementation of national Disaster Risk Reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework

0.63: The average 2020 index score for adoption and implementation of national Disaster Risk Reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework, for the 12 Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) with a score (out of a maximum of 1.0).  

Multilateralism at work: the France-Oceania Summit

On 19 July 2021, France and the Pacific came together for the 5th France-Oceania Summit. Convened virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and co-chaired by French President Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano (in his…

Why we must fight climate change to restore Pacific ecosystems

Photo: East Coast, New Caledonia - credit: F. Véquaud This year, World Environment Day focuses on ecosystem restoration and marks the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Securing the future of climate resilience in the Pacific cannot be left to chance

Following the publication of the Initial Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Synthesis Report aimed at measuring the progress of national climate action plans ahead of COP26, the United Nations warned in late February that current levels of climate…

REDD+ breathes new life into Pacific forests

Forests are called “the lungs of the earth” for good reason: their ability to draw in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen cleans our air and helps regulate the climate. Tropical rainforests, such as those found in the Pacific, are particularly…

UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26)

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC was originally scheduled to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. On 28 May 2020, the COP Bureau decided that it would take place from 1-12 November 2021, in Glasgow,…
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