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EU-GIZ ACSE project in the Republic of the Marshall Islands provides drinking water to students and community of Gugegwe


April 19, 2018 Republic of the Marshall Islands Three hundred and sixty students of Kwajalein Atoll High School (KAHS) have now improved access to reliable and proper potable water. KAHS is located on the island of Gugegwe; however, the majority of students commute from the island of Ebeye.

The school is also a designated emergency evacuation centre, which during droughts will provide additional water supply for the adjacent community of Gugegwe with a population of approximately 240 people.

UK Government injects further £1.2m into Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub


 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, April 18, 2018 At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, UK Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry has announced £1.2m (approximately F$3.5m) of further UK funding to support Pacific Island countries with the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), through the Regional Pacific NDC Hub that will be based in Suva, Fiji.

The UK funding announcement comes as part of the Commonwealth Summit’s focus on moving ‘Towards a Common Future’ that is fair,

Six farmer groups in Timor Leste now have five ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tanks

Six farmer groups in Timor Leste now have five ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tanks with the capacity to hold ten thousand litres of water to help extend their production season through the EU-GIZ ACSE Programme.

This amount of water will provide the four aldeias of Suco Daudere which are Aelafe, Nasuloi, Macalodo and Raumoco with water requirements for gardens and farms for up to 400 square metres of area  a week.

The areas, which have been affected by droughts as result of the changing climate,

Pacific Youths to be heard on Climate Change at Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Action

March 21, 2018. Suva Fiji Youths from the Pacific will for the first time be heard at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Action through a ninety-minute COP23/GIZ Pacific Voices in Unison live event from the capital of Fiji, Suva, to Bonn Germany on March 22, 2018.

Following the inspirational stories of their resilience against the effects of climate change shared by the Pacific Voices in Unison at major events at COP23, the youths were invited to share their voices at the Festival.

The 3rd Regional Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Dialogue and consultations on the Regional Pacific NDC Hub to get underway in Suva

In support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Pacific Island Countries outlined NDCs to transition to resilient, low-carbon economies will provide an opportunity for Pacific Island Countries’ to share experiences and needs on the implementation of their NDCs.

Countries, partners, regional organisations, private sector and civil society organisations will also provide input to the establishment of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub – a regional arm of the NDC Partnership. The NDC Hub is a direct outcome of Fiji’s COP23 Presidency.

A “Green Buffer Zone” to ensure coastal protection and food security to communities in Western Tongatapu is underway

A “Green Buffer Zone” in western Tongatapu is being strengthened under the EU-GIZ ACSE Coastal Protection Trials project as the team works with local communities to add an additional seven hectares of coastal mangrove and other forest types to the area.

Following a prescribed replanting plan, some 2,368 people across the communities of Fo’ui, Ha’avakatolo, Kolovai and ‘Ahau stand to benefit from re-forestation efforts. These coastal forests provide shelter against flooding caused by storm surge as well as food,

New solar project for Selwyn College


Solomon Star

The Solar hybrid power project was still under design stages by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology.

It was the first of its kind in the country and will also roll out to several other secondary schools in the country, yet to be identified.

The European Union $8million solar power project was designed locally to suit the Solomon Islands’ environment.

It was part of the climate change adaptation and sustainability energy project which was administered by the German Deutche Gesellschaft f?r Internationale Zusamennarbeit (GIZ).

What and how we are doing on climate change in partnership

Watch our Programme Director,  Wulf Killmann expand on it.

Baseline energy and water assessment completed for St. Leo College in Kiribati

EU-GIZ ACSE Programme Technical Advisor, Craig Bohm, SPC/EU-GIZ ACSE Project Manager, Koin  Etuati and Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy (MISE) Energy Supervisor, Lokea Itinang completed a baseline energy and water assessment including interviews with teachers and students at St. Leo College on Butaritari Island in Kiribati.

The school was only established, and built and is run by the island Catholic community. This is a considerable achievement. St. Leo College is completely, and beautifully constructed from local materials,

A Climate Early Warning Systems (CLEWS) Dashboard to benefit energy and livestock sector stakeholders in Vanuatu launched.

Climate Early Warning Systems Dashboard to benefit Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu. December 8, 2017. A Climate Early Warning Systems (CLEWS) Dashboard under the Adaptation to Climate and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Project for energy and livestock sector stakeholder that will benefit most of the local and urban communities in particular the north and central province, was launched today by the Minister of Climate Change and Natural Disaster Management, Meteorology, Environment and Energy,