By Nic Maclellan During the Cold War, between 1946 and 1996, the United States, United Kingdom, and France used Oceania as a laboratory for nuclear testing. The deserts and islands of Australia and the Pacific were perceived as vast, “empty” spaces, suitable for the testing of atomic bombs and thermonuclear weapons. More than
By Patrick Kaiku States in the Pacific islands are small in landmass and population. Their limited terrestrial resources and lack of comparative advantage are compounded by their remoteness from global centres of commerce. This obviously has impacts on the costs of doing business and integration into global trade relations. Their invisibility in international
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
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)
Watch President Heine announce the first ever virtual political summit on climate change and saying why it is important.
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
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
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
From Global to the Village – what does the IMO roadmap mean for the Paris Agreement and what are the impacts on the Pacific?
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
From Village to Global – why is the Pacific in the IMO roadmap process and what are the red lines for SIDS?
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
Maintaining A 1.5°C Course To Decarbonize Pacific Shipping – Presentation by Prof. Capt. Michael Vahs
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