Pacific firm on 1.5-degree goal at COP28, calls for Just Transition and Youth inclusivity

As COP28 approaches its closing plenary next week, key stakeholders from the Pacific region weigh in on their priorities and expectations for the rest of the conference. Director General of SPREP, Sefanaia Nawadra said

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Tonga wins 2023 Pacific Invasive Species Battler of the Year Award

National Invasive Species Coordinator of the Tonga Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC), Viliami Hakaumotu has been honoured as the

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Never forget, 1.5 to Stay Alive

Our rally call on our journey to COP28 It rests upon our shoulders to breathe life into our commitment to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We must not let the 1.5 rallying call be muted, as

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Pacific communities placed on El Niño alert

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Programme has advised Pacific communities to prepare for the potential impacts of an El Niño. SPREP says there is approximately a 70 percent chance of El Niño forming in 2023,

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Oceans vision laid out at oceans meeting

What kind of ocean would we like to pass to our future generations? What would it take to do so? Are we doing enough? This was the challenge raised by Pacific Ocean Commissioner and Pacific Islands Forum Secretary

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SPREP: Caring About Corals Means Caring About Chemistry

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SPREP: What Is Ocean Acidification?

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Nawadra to lead SPREP

Fiji’s Sefanaia Nawadra is the new Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Nawadra takes up the role next April, and will succeed Samoa’s Kosi Latu, who has served

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Pacific events this week

What’s on in the Pacific Islands region this week: Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2021 The Pacific Internet Governance Forum 2021 (PacIGF) is a regional event that brings together stakeholders from around the

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World Oceans Day – What it means for the Pacific

from the Acting Director General of SPREP, Mr Stuart Chape World Oceans Day has been celebrated each year since 1992.  We have witnessed increasing world attention on our oceans, particularly in the face of extreme

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