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08 Aug 2018 description

Workshop Report for the Legislating for Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific, 6 – 8 July. This three day workshop was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and IFRC, with financial support provide by Australian Red Cross and British Red Cross.

The workshop involved legislative drafters and disaster and climate practitioners from 12 Pacific countries, as well as partners from the UN, academia and the private sector.

27 Feb 2015 description

24th February 2015

The Pacific Resilience Program (PREP) is a proposed Program to be funded by the World Bank in the Pacific Region to strengthen early warning, resilient investment planning and financial protection capacity of participating countries. Tonga has agreed to participate in Phase I of the Program. Nationally, PREP will be delivered jointly by MEIDECC (Meteorology Division), MLNR (Natural Resource Division) and MFNP, with technical and fiduciary support from SPC and PIFS. Key components of the project includes;

03 Mar 2014 description

28 February, Suva: Today the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat that will support work to strengthen national policy, institutional and legal frameworks to reduce the risk of disasters, mitigate their effects when they occur and expedite the recovery of our communities.

05 Dec 2013 description

Highlights from Implementing the Pacific Plan: 2012-13


√ A comprehensive review of the Pacific Plan commenced in December 2012, undertaken by an independent Team led by the Right Hon. Sir Mekere Morauta. The Team travelled to every Forum country and to Associate Members (French Polynesia and New Caledonia) and consulted with a wide range of interested parties, including political representatives, government officials, private sector representatives and civil society. The Review should help improve the relevance and strategic value of the Pacific Plan.

04 Sep 2013 description

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;