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The International Partnership for Blue Carbon (IPBC) – together with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat-Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (PIFS-OPOC) – is hosting two blue carbon events at the PIFS campus in Suva, Fiji, this September: the...
Geoscientists from the Pacific Region are undergoing a week-long refresher course at the Holiday Inn in Suva... issues such as resources for Pacific communities, ocean geoscience, science of natural hazards, risks to pacific communities,...
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a primary management tool for mitigating threats to marine biodiversity. MPAs and the species they protect, however, are increasingly being impacted by climate change.  Click on the link below for more...
Ahead of the November 4 New Caledonian referendum for independence from French rule, France has made a strong commitment to the Indo-Pacific region with financial, political, and on-the-ground support and said a planned development bank would focus...
The Pacific island region is only 13 months away from having its' very own Pacific Climate Change Centre hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme in Samoa. Click on the link to read the full article.
The report in the journal Nature Climate Change concludes many of more than 8,000 places labeled as marine protected areas will be overtaken by effects of climate change without major reductions in carbon-dioxide releases worldwide.Click on the link...
Designated large-scale marine protected areas (LSMPAs, 100,000 or more square kilometers) constitute over two-thirds of the approximately 6.6% of the ocean... Although LSMPAs have received support among scientists and conservation bodies for...
Heads of State and governments as well as ministers and delegates participated in a High-Level Dialogue on climate change and biodiversity at the Pacific Community Headquarters in Nouméa, New Caledonia.Click on the link below to read the full...
May is a momentous moment for climate change in the Pacific with key milestone events happening in our region.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
Low lying tropical islands could be uninhabitable within 30 years due to rising sea levels and wave-driven flooding, new research suggests.Click on the link below to read the full article.