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Marshall Islands + 5 others
In celebration of World Water Day – adapting to climate change through better water management

As the world observes World Water Day on 21 March this year, six projects under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme have their own good reasons for celebrating. Each has contributed to major improvements in their nation’s water management, making their communities much more resilient to the future climate.

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World + 20 others
Climate change threatening small island countries and posing a danger to food security in landlocked states

Mongolia Ministry of Industry and Agriculture convenes high-level forum to discuss remedial action – 10 Government Ministers attend

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 12 Mar 2014 -- While the environments of small islands in the Pacific and landlocked countries with no access to the sea may seem polar opposites, they share common problems that need collaborative efforts to address and resolve if food security is to be guaranteed for future generations, a specially convened meeting in the Mongolian capital has heard.

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World + 8 others
Island countries seek ways to better access funds

2 March 2012, Apia, Samoa -- Accessing funds for Climate Change adaptation is a key challenge for the Pacific as knowing where to seek information on the financing available and how to access the funds is not always as cut and dried as it seems.

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Niue Government Endorses Meteorological Services Act

Niue now has a legislation making comprehensive provisions in relation to the provision of meteorological and climate related services. The "Meteorological Services Act of 2013 (No. 326)", was passed by Niue's Assembly on 11 September 2013, and subsequently signed and sealed by the Speaker of Assembly, Honorable Ahohiva Levi, on 23 September 2013.

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Fiji + 14 others
European Union and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) sign a €35.5 (FJ$90.8) million financing agreement on climate change and sustainable energy

The programme will help 15 Pacific countries to address three main challenges: adapting to climate change; reducing their reliance on fossil fuels; and capacity building.

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Niue rejects plan to house Australia asylum seekers

01/23/2014 06:53 GMT

WELLINGTON, January 23, 2014 (AFP) - A proposal by Niue Premier Toke Talagi for his small Pacific nation to house asylum-seekers to Australia has been rejected by the Niuean parliament.

About 1,700 asylum-seekers who took people-smuggling boats to Australia are being held in camps on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island of Nauru under a deal with Canberra.

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Rainwater tank manufacturing facility opens in Niue

The Premier of Niue, the Honourable Toke Talagi, officially opened a new plastic tank moulding facility on Thursday last week. The opening was attended by about 100 people, a considerable turnout in the small island nation of Niue, which has a population of around 1,500.

The purpose-built facility is equipped to manufacture 5,000 litre plastic tanks suitable for rainwater storage.

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World + 21 others
Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement - South Pacific island states

A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific to guide development and preparedness planning.

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Niue's Joint National Action Plan for Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change

Niue's Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management provides a three year plan of action to address existing gaps relating to vulnerability to climate change impacts and disasters. Developed in partnership with Pacific regional organisations (SPC/SOPAC and SPREP), the Government of Niue have identified five priority areas of attention, which form the goals in the JNAP Implementation Matrix.

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National Action Plan Addressing Land Degradation and Drought

The global impacts of desertification and land degradation prompted the United Nations Organization to adopt the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) in 1994. Niue acceded to the UNCCD on 12 August 1998 and entered into force on 10 November 1998. Under the CCD all parties to the Convention are expected to prepare and implement a National Action Programme (NAP). The action plan formulated and information presented are largely drawn from previous environmental reports and recommendations, which relate to land degradation and/or drought mitigation measures.

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Niue National Disaster Plan 2010

The aim of the Niue National Disaster Plan is to strengthen the resilience of Niue and its communities to  national emergencies through the development of effective preparedness, response and recovery,  arrangements. The plan reflects the commitment by the Government of Niue to strengthening the  resilience of our nation and communities to disasters and supports the vision of the Pacific Regional  Framework for Action 2005 ‐ 2015.

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Niue Foou ‐ A New Niue: Cyclone Heta Recovery Plan

The objective of this Recovery Plan is to formulate and prioritise actions in order for Niue to recover from  Cyclone Heta and to re‐build towards prosperity.

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Cook Islands + 16 others
Traditional Knowledge for Adapting to Climate Change

Introduction

Strengthening resilience to natural disasters and combating climate change through culture Pacific islanders have been dealing with a changing environment for centuries.

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World + 16 others
Emergency Preparedness & Response Plan: A guide to inter-agency humanitarian action in the Pacific

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan aims to provide more support to Pacific Island governments to minimise the consequences of disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niue (NZ): Location Map (2013)

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niue’s water sector receives SPC EU boost

Niue’s domestic water supply will receive a boost in capacity with the supply of 5,000-litre water tanks to 214 households. The tanks will increase community resilience to climate variability and change, including periodic drought, and provide access to safe drinking water when the central supply is disrupted by extreme weather conditions.

The project is part of the regional Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS) initiative, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and executed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).

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World + 16 others
Majuro Declaration For Climate Leadership

On 5 September 2013, the Leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum* adopted the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership.

In a concise and focused way, the Declaration captures the Pacific’s political commitment to be a region of Climate Leaders, and to spark a “new wave of climate leadership” that can deliver a safe climate future for all.

More specifically, the Declaration:

• Recognizes the gross insufficiency of current efforts to tackle climate change, and the responsibility of all to act urgently to reduce and phase-down greenhouse gas pollution;

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Fiji + 13 others
Pacific Humanitarian Team Performance Review 2008-2012

The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a partnership of all agencies and organizations that have a mandate to respond to natural disasters in the Pacific Island region, and that agree to coordinate international humanitarian action according to a cluster or sector approach. It was established in July 2008 by humanitarian stakeholders at the Regional Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Workshop for Humanitarian Assistance in the Pacific to deliver timely, effective and coordinated international response to natural disasters in 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.