The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum has welcomed the re-entry of the United States to the Paris climate agreement. With hours of his taking the oath as the 46th US President, Joe Biden issued an executive order for the US to return to the Paris Agreement.
The United States formally withdrew from the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, a treaty between 96% of the world’s nations aimed at curbing climate change. The Trump administration opted to exit the global pact about a year ago, and the withdrawal became official this week.
The Ministry of Climate Change in Vanuatu held a two-day workshop from 22 to 23 October this week to gather inputs from stakeholders towards the development of the national quantifiable adaptation targets and indicators for its water and agriculture sectors.
Melting of the Antarctic ice sheet will cause sea level rises of about two and a half metres around the world, even if the goals of the Paris agreement are met, research has shown.
The WCEL Webinar "Are Multilateral Environmental Agreements effective for ocean conservation in the Asia-Pacific Region?" assessed the status of implementing ocean-related MEAs in the Asia-Pacific region.
This planet is the home of life, born into existence and transformed over 3.8 billion years into a continuous tapestry, covering all possible places from the deep ocean floors to mountain summits. Ours is a bioclimatic world in which every organism, from bacterium to blue whale, inseparably contributes to the climate and surface conditions of Earth. This tapestry, of which we are a part, is unraveling, with its delicate patterns and motifs denigrated to near invisibility, disappearing at a rate and magnitude that rivals that of the great mass extinction events of the past (2, 3).
Fiji's government has said that at least 30 percent of Fiji's EEZ will be declared protected areas by 2030. Speaking at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion as part of COP25, Mr Bainimarama said Fiji was taking steps to chart a different future for the oceans.
For almost three decades, world governments have met every year to forge a global response to the climate emergency.
The entire UN climate talk process might have to be reviewed if nothing is achieved this year, a Niue government minister says...contentious issues remain - chief among them compensation for loss and damage and climate financing.