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,…

Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue to consider how to strengthen adaptation and mitigation action

The Conference of the Parties at COP 25, by its decision 1/CP.25 paragraph 31, requested the Chair of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) to convene at its fifty-second session (June 2020) a dialogue on the ocean and…

Fiji Prime Minister Hon. Bainimarama opens the Regional Pacific NDC Hub office

Prime Minister Hon. Bainimarama opened the Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub Office on Tuesday, marking an important milestone for Pacific Island member countries determination to take a leading role in meeting the climate…

SPC's Director of Environmental Sustainability Programme on SPC and climate change

This week, the Pacific Community and Partners are at COP 25 in Madrid. Listen to Sylvie Goyet, SPC's Director of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme on how SPC helps its members countries and territories address the threat of…

The Pacific Community and Climate Change

The Ocean in Us: Ocean Action for Climate Ambition

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.   
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