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Pasifika Caucus Visit Frontline Climate Change States

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is sending a special climate change task force to Tuvalu and Kiribati next month, says Labour’s Pacific Climate Change Spokesperson Su’a William Sio.

“Members of our Pacific Caucus want to see at first-hand what is happening in countries regarded as the most vulnerable in the world to sea level rise, and what can be done to mitigate this.

“Labour also wants to review the whole issue of what makes a Climate Change refugee and what the legal definition of one might be under a Labour Government.

EU, GIZ Sign Agreement to Support Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Energy

Embargoed until 1100 hours, 9 May, 2014

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT

Fifteen Pacific island countries will benefit from a project supporting vulnerable nations in the region to adapt to the impacts of climate change, through promoting sustainable livelihoods and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) programme will also promote energy security solutions at national, provincial and community levels. The programme will include interventions to implement appropriate adaptation practices and technologies in food security,