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Governments around the world must introduce carbon taxes, halt plans for new coal plants and accelerate the closure of existing ones if damage to the Pacific from climate change is to be limited, the UN secretary general has told Pacific leaders on...
“On World Tuna Day we are reminded of the need to maximise the economic and social benefits from tuna for our people, our communities and our Pacific region. We are also reminded of the critical importance of protecting this rich resource,” said...
The core principles of the Blue Pacific must be read together with recent developments in the region. In 2017, Pacific Islands Forum leaders endorsed the concept as a ‘driving force’ connecting Pacific peoples ‘with their natural resources,...
The goal of the fellowship program is to strengthen Pacific regional capacity in financing for improved ocean governance and health and its aim is to improve the amount and efficacy of finance for Pacific Ocean governance.The deadline to apply is...
Hunting bans and other conservation efforts may be paying off — though warming oceans remain a serious threat.Click on the link below to read the full article. 
When we speak of islands that can disappear beneath the waves, it’s almost exclusively the small, low-lying ones, which form in a couple of different ways. Some are volcanic in origin, created when an undersea volcano bursts up through the sea...
A persistent mass of warm water in the Arctic provided a preview of how climate change may impact humpback whales. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
SPREP's Duncan McIntosh said while the solution has to be dealt with globally by reducing carbon emissions, there are strategies which can be employed locally. Click on the link below to read the full article and access associated interview....
Objectives of consultancy services - the objectives of this contract are to 1) assess the efficacy of existing LSMPA finance strategies, 2) develop recommendations to improve existing LSMPA finance, and 3) develop guidance for new LSMPA finance...
Pacific island nations have vowed to oppose US efforts to increase its catch limit in the world's largest tuna fishery, saying the proposal does nothing to improve sustainable fishing. Click on the link below to read the full article.