SPREP's Environmental Monitoring and Governance Programme continued to provide policy and technical support to Niue with its final consultations on the State of Environment (SoE) Report and National Environmental Management Strategy (NEMS) from the 26-29 March 2018.
Pohnpei, FSM 12 March 2018 - The Vice-President Yosiwo P. George of the Federated States of Micronesia launched their first ever Adaptation Fund Project in the FSM National Government Capitol, Palikir. The Inception Workshop marks the commencement of the project "Enhancing climate change resilience of vulnerable island communities in FSM".
"With the accelerating rates of these slow onset disasters due to global warming, there is a strong need for a complete change in the mindset towards standardised and appropriate use of science-based climate information at different levels for resilient development." – Hon Ham Lini Vanuaroroa
In 2015 Vanuatu was labelled the world's most 'at risk' country to natural hazards in the world. According to the World Risk Report 2015, on average, natural disasters affect over a third of the population each year.
Talofa from SPREP
13 November, 2017, Bonn, Germany – Islands are experiencing an increase in the intensity of tropical cyclones, and this will become the new normal.
This was the key message during yesterday’s joint side event between Climate Analytics, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), held during the Twenty-third United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) in Bonn, Germany this week, 6-17 November, 2017.