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Tonga launches new 10-year Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management

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Tonga has launched its revised Joint National Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Also referred to as ‘JNAP2’, the plan plays a central role in guiding the government’s continuous efforts to build resilience to climate change and minimize disaster risks.

The Hon. Poasi Tei, Minister for the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC), officially launched JNAP2 at the Queen Salote Memorial Hall on August 17,

Kelepi Saukitoga will represent Narikoso relocation community at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

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August 3, 2018 Narikoso’s community climate change advocate, Kelepi Saukitoga will be representing his  community which is soon to be relocated and those who are affected by climate change to the Global Climate Action Summit held in San Francisco in September this year.

Narikoso is in the South Pacific’s hub, Fiji and sits on the island of Ono, situated in Fiji’s southern province of Kadavu.

Kelepi Saukitoga’s foresight made him propose relocating the village to community elders.

Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub fully operational next year

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Suva, Fiji July 26, 2018 Thirteen out of fourteen Pacific Island governments have nominated their focal points for the Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions Hub (Pacific NDC Hub) showing the on-going commitment of the region to accelerating its full establishment and operationalisation.

The focal points agreed on the modalities for the selection of steering committee members and that it must be established as a matter of urgency. These were key outcomes after ten out of fourteen Pacific Island Countries came together to further talks in establishing the Pacific NDC Hub.

Ni-van wins Local Champion Award at the Asian Local Leaders Forum for Disaster Resilience (ALL4DR)

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Ulaanbaathar, Mongolia. July 13, 2018 Tasaruru Whiteley, a field officer with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, has won the Local Champion Award at the Asian Local Leaders Forum for Disaster Resilience (ALL4DR).

Tatu as most know him by is from of Nguna in Vanuatu.

The meet was held as part of a part of the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR).

Mr.

A Voice for Vanuatu

GIZ’s field officer in Vanuatu,  Tasaruru Whiteley known to many as Tatu has won the Local Champion Award at the Asian Local Leaders Forum for Disaster Resilience (ALL4DR). Congratulations Tatu!

Here is his ode to Vanuatu after he received his award in Mongolia moving many to tears.

“My home, Vanuatu, is a beautiful place

The island where I was born only has 12 villages.

There is no electricity.

One of the world’s most modern multi-functional science vessels berths in Suva

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Wellington 

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June 28, 2018 Suva, Fiji The German research vessel R.V SONNE, currently implementing scientific cruises in the Pacific, has berthed in the port of Suva today.

Commissioned in 2014, R/V SONNE is considered one of the most modern multi-functional science vessels in the world and the new flagship of the German scientific fleet regularly conducts research cruises in the South Pacific.

Dr Wulf Killmann farewelled and GIZ’s first Coordinator in the Pacific welcomed

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Suva, Fiji June 2, 2018 Close to 100 diplomats, high-ranking Government officials and representatives from regional and international organisations gathered on Saturday night to farewell Dr Wulf Killmann, GIZ’s Director of the Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region (CCCPIR) programme.

The event also coincided with the welcome of James Macbeth, GIZ’s first Coordinator in the Pacific Island Region who was previously GIZ Country Director for Kosovo and Macedonia.

Assessments as well as draft solar system designs for seven target institutions carried out in Kiribati

May 30, 2018 Kiribati Leading up to the installation of solar energy systems on three remote islands in Kiribati two teams of technical advisors undertook extensive consultations on the islands and compiled baseline energy, gender needs assessments as well as draft solar system designs for seven target institutions.

The teams from the Government of Kiribati, the Pacific Community (SPC) and the EU-GIZ ACSE Programme travelled to Teraina and Tabuaeran Islands to complete this assignment.

 

Revised Energy Road Map for Nauru to contribute to a sustainable quality of life for her people

April 2018. Nauru has a revised 2018-2020 Energy Road Map to reconfirm national commitment, improve the sustainability of energy use through renewable energy and upscale energy efficiency to contribute to a sustainable quality of life for her people.

Nauru one of the world’s smallest and remotest country imports all its fuel it consumes with the annual cost volatile to its economy as global oil prices soar.

Nauru President and Minister for Commerce, Industry and Environment, Hon.

Vanuatu becomes World Leader on Private Sector Climate Change Finance Engagement

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April 20, 2018 Port Vila Vanuatu has become the first country in the Pacific to host a tradeshow linking the private sector with Government and international climate change financiers with a goal to enhance relationship between Vanuatu’s private sector and accredited entities to major climate funds and promote private – public relationships.

Co-hosted by the Vanuatu Ministry of Climate Change facilitated by 11 accredited entities, delivery partners and donor partner agencies,