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Pacific traditions and cultures have had resilience built into them since time immemorial, so rediscovering these concepts can help Pacific communities cope with and adapt to environmental and social changes.

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

8 10, 2018

1.5 to stay alive: Reflecting on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius

2018-10-15T16:55:26+12:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Identities, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , |

By KOSI LATU* Kosi Latu, SPREP Director General. Photo: SPREP As we are faced with darkness there is hope. Today a special report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius was released. The messages within the report will generate both hope

2 10, 2018

Marshall Islands marches toward zero greenhouse emissions by 2050

2018-10-02T16:56:30+12:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News from Micronesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: , , , |

The Marshall Islands, an atoll-nation vulnerable to sea level rise from climate change, announced steps on Monday towards an ambitious plan to cut its greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050. The Pacific country became the first small island nation to present such a strategy to the United Nations amid increasing interest from governments worldwide

20 09, 2018

Pacific Catalyst will foster innovative fisheries policies and a new generation of leaders

2018-10-15T16:50:58+12:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Large Ocean States, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Resilience|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A consortium of educators and international policy experts aims to develop and inspire a new generation of fisheries leaders across the Pacific Islands region. Pacific Catalyst is a partnership of the University of the South Pacific, the University of Wollongong, Duke University, iTunaIntel and Environmental Defense Fund. Dr. Transform Aqorau, former deputy director of

13 08, 2018

Eight more Tahiti nuclear compensation claims accepted

2018-10-01T12:16:34+12:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Large Ocean States, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|

A French Polynesian anti-nuclear group has been advised that eight compensation claims lodged over the French atomic weapon tests have been accepted. The Association 193 told a news conference in Tahiti it had been encouraged by the response from the commission charged with assessing claims for poor health. The

14 07, 2018

The Raising Pacific Voices team assessing capacity needs in Marshall Islands

2018-10-01T12:16:35+12:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: News from Micronesia, Pacific Civil Society, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|

The Raising Pacific Voices team in July met with the organisation we work with in Majuro, Marshall Islands to finalise a capacity needs assessment. RPV is supporting the non-profit, Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanities - Marshall Islands (Radiation Exposure Awareness Crusaders for Humanity-Marshall Islands) with developing its capacity to be able to carry

15 06, 2018

Interview: Climate Change and the Disappearing Islands of Kiribati

2018-10-01T12:16:36+12:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: KANGO, Large Ocean States, News from Micronesia, Pacific Resilience, Pasifika Rising News|Tags: |

The film Anote’s Ark, showing at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York, tells Kiribati’s story through the eyes of now-former president Anote Tong, as he advocates with world leaders for help for his people, and a Kiribati woman named Sermary, who emigrates with her family to New Zealand after her home

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