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World + 13 others
US Government Launches Grant Program to Support Climate Change Initiatives in the Pacific Islands Region

The U.S. Government today launched the five-year Pacific-American Climate Fund in Suva to help communities in Pacific Island countries adapt to effects of climate change.

The US$24-million (approx. FJ$44 million) grant program will provide grants to qualifying civil society organizations (CSOs) which will implement climate change adaptation activities in twelve countries in the Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI), Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

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Sustainable and Integrated Water and Sanitation Policy 2012-2021

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Tuvalu developed this Policy as a response to recent water crises, and to ensure together we stand ready for future challenges.

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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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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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Marshall Islands + 13 others
Pacific Regional Office Development Operational Report Quarter 3 & 4 2013 (MAA55001)

Key Accomplishments:

o The adoption of the Marshall Island Red Cross Act by parliament heralded the formation of a new Red Cross National Society.

o With the establishment of a sub-regional office in the northern Pacific, the regional office is now better placed to provide closer more tailored support to national societies in Palau, FSM and RMI.

o Completion of the Pacific Governance Enhancement Programme formative evaluation and endorsement from all Pacific members to continue the programme.

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World + 11 others
Green Economy Transition Promises Multiple Benefits for Small Island States, UN Studies Confirm

On the International Day of Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Nairobi, 24 February 2014 –Creating the enabling conditions for a Green Economy transition in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)—from improved public investment to reliable market instruments and better governance—will help the estimated 50 million SIDS residents build climate resilience, achieve economic growth and enjoy better standards of living.

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Nauru + 4 others
His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau- Address at a Function on His State Visit to Nauru

2/13/2014
HIS EXCELLENCY RATU EPELI NAILATIKAU
CF, LVO, OBE (MIL), KSTJ, CSM, MSD
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF FIJI

ADDRESS AT A FUNCTION ON HIS STATE VISIT TO NAURU

Menen Hotel
Nauru
Wednesday 12th February 2014
7.00pm

Your Excellency Baron Waqa, President of the Republic of Nauru, The first lady, Madam Louisa Waqa, Honourable Speaker, Honourable Ministers, Your Excellencies the High Commissioners and Ambassadors, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

Bula vinaka, good evening and mo yebum

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Samoa + 9 others
Saving lives Changing minds : #7 Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

A message from the International Federation Dear partners,

Welcome to the 7th external edition of Saving Lives Changing Minds. In this edition you will read about the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement) in the Pacific over the last six months – from disaster response to water and sanitation, first aid, community health and the empowerment of young women.

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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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Tuvalu National Strategic Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management 2012 ‐ 2016

The National Strategic Action Plan (NSAP) for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management describes the people of Tuvalu’s priorities for immediate actions. The National Action Plan provides a prioritised programme of action that the Tuvalu Government will implement over the next five years. The NSAP provides a range of actions requiring commitment and a coordinated joint effort within government, and with the private sector and civil society.

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Te Kaniva: Tuvalu National Climate Change Policy 2012 ‐ 2021

Te Kaniva (Tuvalu Climate Change Policy) prescribes the Government and the people of Tuvalu’s strategic polices for responding to climate change impacts and related disaster risks over the next 10 years (2012 ‐ 2021). The Policy defines seven thematic goals, strategies and desired outcomes that the Government and the people of Tuvalu have prioritised for implementation to ensure that safety and resilience are achieved. The Policy is directly linked to the National Strategic Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (NSAP).

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National Disaster Management Act: 2007 revised edition

An act to provide for the management of the pre and post effects of natural disaster in Tuvalu and other  disaster related matters.

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Tuvalu's National Adaptation Programme of Action: Under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Tuvalu National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is based upon existing environmental  information, reports and expert judgments, understanding gathered from community consultations and  climate change awareness raising with each Island Falekaupule, and the national NAPA prioritization  workshop on Funafuti.  

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National Disaster Management Plan 1997

This plan incorporate the national disaster management arrangements together with the cyclone response procedures for the whole of Tuvalu. The content for this revised plan is drawn from the 1978 National Disaster Management Plan, and the 1991 (Draft) National Disaster Management Plan for Cyclones which was produced at an NGO Disaster Preparedness Workshop.

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World + 6 others
Children and Climate Change: October-December Issue, 2013

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In this issue we look at the Commemoration of the International Day for Disaster Reduction, IDDR, around the region with a range of articles and contributions from our partners.

People living with disability focus of IDDR

On October 13 the Paciic joined the world in commemorating the Inter- national Day for Disaster Reduction with a special focus on people living with disability.

4CA Partners were amongst organisers raising awareness on the importance of supporting people living with disability during disasters.

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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.