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Know-How: Off-Grid Solar Installations in the Pacific

April 5, 2017 Suva, Fiji. A new four part report on off-grid solar installations in the Pacific presents available technologies and a brief overview over the state of renewable power systems in the Pacific.

The report also discusses three successful cases for solar energy projects in Tonga and Tokelau in more detail:

Criteria and pre-conditions for the choice of a suitable community,

Being washed away in waves

Sikeli Qounadovu

One just needs to travel to outer islands to see the drastic impact of climate change.The rise in sea level has seriously taken its toll on the island of Gau with the tide eating away at what used to be hundreds of metres of dry land.

One thing is for certain. The rise in sea levels cannot be stopped and to have some sort of control,

Three high schools in outer islands to have access to clean drinking water

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Republic of the Marshall Islands, March 3, 2017: Three high schools and nearby communities in the outer islands of Marshall Islands will soon have access to clean drinking water following the signing of a financing agreement worth EUR 125, 000 between the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the European Union (EU) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Majuro today.

Gender equality and social inclusion at the heart of development assistance

SOURCE: Fiji Climate Newsletter

The need to develop livelihood improvement and capacity development plans for women and youth groups is at the core of the EU-GIZ ACSE GIZ Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme’s implementation approach. For the climate change adaptation component of the project in Fiji, the focus is on the relocation, and two sites are identified as priority for relocation by the Climate Change Unit.

Community in Lautem to get water for food production

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Dili, Timor-Leste, December 15, 2016: A new solar powered drip irrigation system will provide water for food production on the fields of Aldeia Sagueli, Suco Daudere, in the municipality of Lautem in Timor-Leste. This comes as a relief as climate change is bringing hotter dry seasons and shorter and more unpredictable rainy seasons, which often results in low crop yields,

EU-GIZ ACSE In country Coordinator Training

EU-GIZ ACSE In Country Coordinators (ICC’s) from eight countries gathered in Fiji’s capital, Suva for a training workshop to align themselves to the needs of their role.
The week long training which started on November 7, 2016 helped the ICC’s to broaden their knowledge in project management, monitoring and evaluation, finance and administration, knowledge management and communications, social and gender inclusion, climate change adaptation and renewable energy and also was a platform to provide opportunities for peer to peer knowledge sharing.

EU-GIZ partnership to benefit island communities and schools through improved supply of clean water, access to solar-powered electricity and fuel from biogas

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EU-GIZ partnership to benefit island communities and schools through improved supply of clean water, access to solar-powered electricity and fuel from biogas

October 4, 2016. Suva, Fiji. Fourteen Pacific island countries and Timor Leste are working on 22 projects to increase resilience and improve access to fresh water and energy for island communities.

The projects are funded by the €35.5 million (FJD 80.7 million) European Union Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme.

EU-GIZ ACSE PROGRAMME ANNOUNCES 2016 GENDER COMPETITION WINNERS

Suva, Fiji. May 12, 2016. The European Union (EU) – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme awarded the 2016 Gender Competition awards to DIVA for Equality, femLINKpacific and Loloma Silana today.

DIVA for Equality won first prize, femLINKpacific second prize and Loloma Silana third prize.

The 35.5 million euro ACSE regional programme is funded by EU and implemented by various partners including GIZ in fourteen Pacific Island countries and Timor Leste.

EU-GIZ ACSE PROGRAMME LAUNCH GENDER COMPETITION AND NEW WEBSITE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Suva, Fiji. February 15, 2016. Recognising that men and women have different needs and different knowledge to contribute to addressing climate change impacts in the Pacific Islands, the European Union (EU) – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) Programme launched a Gender Competition today.

The 35.5 million euro ACSE regional programme is funded by EU and implemented by various partners including GIZ in fifteen Pacific Island countries.

Gender Competition 2016

Gender Competition 2016

Climate change is a growing threat to the people of the Pacific islands. Rising sea levels and extreme climate events – such as floods, droughts and cyclones – are already evident and are affecting livelihoods, food security, water availability, and stability of communities. Climate change is likely to affect all people living in the Pacific Islands; however it will affect some individuals more than others because people have different vulnerabilities and capacities to cope with climate change.