Travel restrictions to Europe: Important Information

The coronavirus crisis is a pandemic which has spread across the globe, with cases reported on five continents. At this moment, the European Union is considered to be at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic….

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Improved network needed for disaster preparedness and response

Weather offices, disaster agencies and humanitarian agencies across the Pacific needs to improve their communication network and collaborate more with local communities to reduce disaster vulnerabilities and risks. The recommendation by Adi Vasulevu of Women’s…

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Water Diplomacy Course held in Dhaka

Foreign Service Academy, Dhaka organized the first ever Certificate Course on Water Diplomacy at the State Guest House Sugandha from 27 April to 4 May 2019. More than 25 mid level officials from different government…

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Low carbon development in the Pacific – “it makes sense.”

Pacific societies are highly dependent on energy generated by fossil fuels. The average Pacific island household spends a large portion of their income on electricity, petrol and diesel for transportation, and imported goods shipped to…

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Low Carbon Development shared the Pacific island way

What does a globally renowned Pacific island comedian and low carbon development have in common?  Everything. During the Inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting in Suva, Fiji this week, Mr Tofiga Fepulea’i, a Pacific entertainment icon was…

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Marine Spatial Planning in Samoa for resource management and resilience for climate change and disaster risk reduction

The Samoan Government is implementing a four-year project to build resilience by strengthening community engagement through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and Ecosystem Based Adaptation. MSP or ocean planning provides a framework and consultative process to…

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‘Uto ni Yalo’ Trust share low carbon idea

Sharing traditional canoe building, navigation and seafaring knowledge will help cut pollution in our oceans and the environment, the Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) has heard. Mr Dwain Qalovaki, Secretary of the Suva-based ‘Uto ni Yalo…

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Youth are future assets in disasters

Society must partner with youth in creating innovative solutions for a resilient future, according to a young humanitarian professional. Sandra Uwantege Hart, Pacific Cash and Livelihoods Advisor at Oxfam Vanuatu has outlined her vision for…

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World pledges to protect polluted, degraded planet as it adopts blueprint for more sustainable future

The world today laid the groundwork for a radical shift to a more sustainable future, where innovation will be harnessed to tackle environmental challenges, the use of throwaway plastics will be significantly reduced, and development…

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Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago and Paraguay join Clean Seas campaign during UN Environment Assembly

Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay today joined UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign, bringing the number of countries now involved in the world’s largest alliance for combatting marine plastic pollution to 60. The…

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