Green News: Switching to renewable energy could save trillions worldwide
Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report's findings are based on looking at historic price data for renewables and fossil fuels and then modelling…
Green News: Abundant Water and the Pacific Community works together to enhance access to drinking water in Timor-Leste
Abundant Water, an NGO that delivers health and hygiene benefits by using the power of social business, was selected by The Pacific Community (SPC) to help local communities in Timor-Leste access to safe drinking water.
Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji. More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related…
Green News: Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial
In 2021 Vanuatu announced its intention to seek an advisory opinion by the international court of justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from climate change.
Green News: Sea Women of Melanesia, international heroes for climate action
In Papua New Guinea, Sea Women of Melanesia monitor the health of coral reefs and create and restore marine protected are
Green News: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?
Today is World Wetlands Day: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?
Green News: Pacific islanders produce 0.5 kg of household solid waste per person each day
Pacific islanders produce 0.5 kg of household solid waste per person each day*. Significant variations can be noticed between islands:
Green news: the first electric tiller in France is being tested in French Polynesia
To allow farmers to gain autonomy in the fa'a'apu, the Directorate of Agriculture of French Polynesia and Elatec created the first electric tiller in France!
Climate finance: First disbursement made by the Green Climate Fund to the Federate State of Micronesia
Great news! The Green Climate Fund (GCF) transferred the first disbursement of funds for the Federated States of Micronesia programme. Occurring only 36 days after Board approval of the programme, this is the fastest disbursement made by GCF globally.
Green News: 12% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water in the North West of New Caledonia
Did you know that 12% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water in the North West of New Caledonia? Water resources are diminishing due to frequent drought, damage to watersheds, and waste. So, every month, tankers have to deliver…