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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.

National Climate Change Donor Roundtable held in Tonga

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Tonga, October 18, 2018 – The Department of Climate Change in cooperation with EU-GIZ ACSE and GCF Readiness Programme called into session its second installment of the National Climate Change Donor Roundtable, discussing Climate Change Initiatives in Tonga and its linkages to national, regional and international policy instruments as well as highlighting the close out of Joint National Action Plan 2010 -2015 (JNAP 1) and ushering in the implementation phase of JNAP 2018-2028 (JNAP 2).  

Everyone needs to do their part to protect our future

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Suva, Fiji. October 9, 2018. Staff, family and friends of GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) in  partnership with the Suva City Council cleaned up the capital’s foreshore as part of their corporate responsibility drive and to continue their week long celebrations leading up to Fiji Day tomorrow.

The German agency, GIZ has been involved in the Pacific for more than 40 years in the field of international development and is dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world in a wide variety of areas,

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.