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Kiribati celebrates completion of ‘Land use & Coastal Vulnerability Assessments – Kiribati’ project

October 14, 2019    

Bairiki, Kiribati – The government of Kiribati will now be able to effectively monitor coastal changes and the vulnerability of its coastlines after the completion of the ‘Land use and Coastal Vulnerability Assessment’ project.

The need to train and upskill relevant staff on the latest Geospatial Information System (GIS) platforms for coastal mapping was identified by the government,

Sharing Pacific Perspectives on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Finance

Sharing Pacific Perspectives on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Finance

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Sigatoka, Fiji

Climate change and disaster risk finance is crucial to addressing climate change, the greatest single threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the Pacific.  As such, a gathering on climate change and disaster risk finance opened today in Sigatoka, Fiji bringing together over 70 Pacific island delegates and partners.

Royal Support for Climate Adaptation Projects in Tonga.

His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway, Prince Haakon plants a mangrove during his visit to Western Tongatapu in March 2019.
Photo: Tonga MEIDECC

Royal Support for Climate Adaptation Projects in Tonga.

24 March 2019

In what was history in the making for the people of Western Tongatapu, a joint Royal visit with Her Majesty Queen Nanasipau’u and His Royal Highness Prince Ata accompanied His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Norway Prince Haakon to the district to witness the negative impacts of climate change on both the environment and the lives of the vulnerable communities.

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.

Samoa on the road to renewable energy

Samoa has a new five-year Energy Sector Plan 2017-2022 to guide further development of her energy sector.

The plan was launched by Samoa’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Sili Epa Tuioti in Apia along with a species booklet “Plant Life”.

Aiming to a reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the Electricity sub sector, it focuses on increased investments in the generation of electricity from renewable energy, improved access and reliability of electricity supply, and better efficiency of road transport energy use.

Ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tanks to improve horticulture growth in Luro



Ferro-cement rainwater harvesting tanks to improve horticulture in Luro

October 28, 2017 One hundred people from the communities of Aldeia Abere, Amaira, Ouruma, Etanisi and Oneraba now have five rainwater harvesting tanks to ensure their group managed horticulture activities flourish. Each tank can hold 10,000 litres of rain and spring water, provides water for 15-20 household members, and are made of ferro-cement.
Seven more tanks are due for handover next month to seven other aldeias (sub-villages).

EU, Germany help with climate change project in Papua New Guinea

The Climate Change and Development Authority in partnership with the European Union and the German government is implementing a project on adapting to climate change and sustainable energy in the Rigo district of Central province [in Papua New Guinea].
During the official launch of the project yesterday at one of the recipient communities in Kalio village, Jacob Ekinye, the general manager for adaptation and projects with CCDA, said the impacts of climate change had affected many communities in the country.

First solar powered water pump in Timor-Leste community helps increase crop yields

Three years after droughts had turned arable land barren fifteen households in Aldeia Sagueli, Suco Daudere, in the municipality of Lautem in Timor-Leste have begun harvesting corn, watermelon and vegetables.

This was enabled through the implementation of a new solar powered drip irrigation system funded by the EU-GIZ Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme. The project aims to increase crop yields and revitalise drought affected farming communities by combining solar powered water pumping with drip irrigation and sustainable farming methods.

Vanuatu: a small resistant paradise

Classified as the country most vulnerable to natural disasters by the World Risk Index, the Vanuatu archipelago adapts to all possible means to climate change. A good example of resilience.

The beach is paradisiacal with crystal clear waters and coconut palms. And apparently well protected by its coral reef … But a few hundred meters from the village of Worasiviu, decacified tombstones are lost in tropical vegetation and trees uprooted. Near one of them lies a human skull,

Tourism Industry in the Pacific to benefit from renewable energy and energy efficient options

26 April 2017, Suva, FIJI – The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH will enter into a partnership to collaborate on strengthening tourism in the Pacific region.

The long-term objective is to advise the tourism industry, in particular the hotel sector, on renewable energy and energy efficiency options.

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Suva today, GIZ Programme Director, Dr.