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Our sea of islands, a phrase popularised by the late Professor Epeli Hau’ofa, describes the ocean continent that connects us as Pacific islanders, provides livelihoods and sustains us. It is the Pacific’s greatest resource but it is under threat from myriad sources.

29 04, 2019

Financing the future we need

2019-04-29T11:26:59+12:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , |

Building a resilient, inclusive and climate-just Asia Pacific By RAIJELI NICOLE and LAN MERCADO | Oxfam in the Pacific and Asia When the members and governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) meet in Nadi, Fiji on May 1-5 for its 52nd annual meeting, it will be a hugely symbolic moment for the climate

19 02, 2019

How the Marshall Islands envisions its national digital currency dubbed ‘sovereign’

2019-02-19T10:32:09+12:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities|Tags: , , , |

By ANA ALEXANDRE Cointelegraph.com On 10 January 2019, the team behind a national cryptocurrency for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) — dubbed the Sovereign (SOV) — revealed that the coin is still being actively developed, despite previous disagreements among government officials, as well as reservations expressed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

14 11, 2018

Mapping contemporary political arrangements across Micronesia

2018-11-16T06:59:41+12:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , , , |

By SYLVIA C FRAIN The Micronesian region is referred to in a variety of ways. Sometimes it is termed the “American Pacific,” but that does not include American Samoa. Or incorrectly as the “South Pacific,” despite being located above the equator. In Aotearoa New Zealand, it is considered the

13 11, 2018

The #BluePacific digital challenge

2018-11-16T06:31:03+12:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

It is undeniable that with the increased affordability and accessibility to the internet, smartphones, and social media, people all over the Pacific have not escaped the flood of communication technology advancement. From the highlands of Papua New Guinea to the busy streets of Suva, from the Australian outback to the island of Funafuti, people

12 11, 2018

StepUp2018 to Survive & Thrive – 2018 CVF Virtual Summit

2019-04-02T17:00:35+12:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

This is a global call to support the CVF Summit which will take place on 22 November 2018. The CVF Summit aims to accelerate political action in the enhancing ambition on climate action to ensure we meet the goals under the Paris Agreement. Republic of Marshall Islands President and incoming Chair of the

8 11, 2018

From Global to the Village – what does the IMO roadmap mean for the Paris Agreement and what are the impacts on the Pacific?

2019-04-02T17:00:35+12:00November 8th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

From Global to the Village – what does the IMO roadmap mean for the Paris Agreement and what are the impacts on the Pacific? Dr Tristan Smith Maintaining A 1.5°C Course To Decarbonize Pacific Shipping

7 11, 2018

From Village to Global – why is the Pacific in the IMO roadmap process and what are the red lines for SIDS?

2019-04-02T17:00:36+12:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

From Village to Global - why is the Pacific in the IMO roadmap process and what are the red lines for SIDS? GREEN HOUSE GAS EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS Mr. Jimmy Nuake #COP23 #PacificIslandsTransportForum #PacificIslandsTransportEXPO #PasifikaRising #USPFiji

5 11, 2018

Maintaining A 1.5°C Course To Decarbonize Pacific Shipping – Presentation by Prof. Capt. Michael Vahs

2019-04-02T17:00:37+12:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Maintaining A 1.5°C Course To Decarbonize Pacific Shipping - Presentation by Prof. Capt. Michael Vahs What are the technologies available today and what’s on the horizon for Pacific scale shipping? Pacific Islands Transport Forum & Expo - Presentation by Prof. Capt. Michael Vahs

5 11, 2018

Forum aims to decarbonise Pacific Islands transport sector

2019-04-02T17:00:37+12:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, News from Melanesia, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , |

Reducing the 75 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from the transport sector in the Pacific Islands, will be the focus of the Pacific Islands Transport Forum and Expo hosted by the University of the South Pacific (USP) as part of their 50th anniversary from 8 – 10 November 2018.

22 10, 2018

Ocean management, conservation common themes by Pacific leaders at UN

2018-10-22T16:23:00+12:00October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , |

The need for urgent collective action to sustainably manage, use and conserve the Blue Pacific oceanic continent and its resources was a recurring theme raised by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders both at the Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Nauru, and at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York held in late September. In her

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