As Te Ipukarea Society has argued before, along with many other voices, a moratorium on Deep Seabed Mining empowers the Pacific and builds the capacity of island nations to protect coastal waters and conserve the vital biodiversity of the deep ocean systems.
The Cook Islands, Niue, Solomon Islands, and Tonga have approved their national State of the Environment (SoE) reports, whilst in Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Minister for Environment Conservation and Climate Change has pre-approved the country’s report.
There is nothing like certainty in uncertain times. Every September, the northern summer folds into autumn, the southern winter blooms into spring. The leaves fall, the buds blossom, and all is well with the world. Except it is not.
As the world focuses on the coronavirus pandemic, many experts are warning of a far more dangerous threat - climate change.
A fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance operation in the Pacific concludes this week, with excellent cooperation demonstrated between nations despite the challenges of COVID-19 continuing to affect surveillance in the region.
Member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) are actively working together to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 being transmitted through fisheries operations, allowing the industry to continue making a vital contribution to Pacific island economies. At their meeting in August
Lord Goldsmith said the UK has a lot in common with the Pacific with shared views on climate, biodiversity and the ocean...The UK has a number of initiatives that will continue to address the climate/ocean nexus following the virtual visit.
Delegations from Pacific Islands actively participated in the first two days of technical discussions, showing their concerns about the challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other pressing issues...FAO also intends to support SIDS, LDCs and LLDCs countries under the recently launche
Climate action and oceans realities for the Pacific have been the focus of a just-ended virtual tour of the region by the United Kingdom’s Minister for Pacific and the Environment, Lord Zak Goldsmith.
The 2020 Pacific Islands Environment Directors’ Meeting, which is generally held around this time of the year in San Francisco, California at the US EPA Region 9 headquarter has now gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.