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Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card 2018
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Effects of Climate Change Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Sea Levels and Inundation Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Ocean Acidification Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Events Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Sea Temperature Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Mangroves Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Seagrasses and Seagrass Habitats Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Corals Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Fish and Shellfish Relevant to Pacific Islands, and the Coastal Fisheries they Support
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Effects of Climate Change on Ocean Fisheries Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Settlements and Infrastructure Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on Society, Culture and Gender Relevant to the Pacific Islands
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Effects of Climate Change on 1.5° Temperature Rise Relevant to the Pacific Islands

Pacific marine climate change - partnership with regional and UK experts reveals full regional impacts

18 Apr 2018 description

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announce closer cooperation between the United Kingdom and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands region, following a meeting in London.

During the meeting, which took place at the Churchill War Rooms, Mr Johnson and Mr Peters also exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues of concern to both countries, including defence and security challenges and the importance of cooperation to preserve and advance the international rules-based system at a time when it is under stress.

16 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

New study: The climate change inequality at the heart of the Commonwealth

22 Feb 2018 description

PRESENT IN NEPAL OVER 10 YEARS

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organi-zation in the field of migration and works closely with governmen-tal, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 169 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and 393 offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.

14 Nov 2017 description

ANNOUNCEMENT / 14 NOV, 2017

‘InsuResilience’ Initiative for Vulnerable People Moves into New Higher Ambition Phase

Bonn/Berlin, Nov 14 - An international initiative aimed at providing insurance to 400 more million poor and vulnerable people by 2020 moved into a higher gear with the announcement of additional funding and many more partners.

29 Sep 2017 description

Introduction: Message from the Director General

I am pleased to introduce the Annual Report for 2016 and Director General’s Overview of Progress since the 27th SPREP Meeting held in Niue in September, 2016. It has been another successful year of implementation and results in support of Pacific island countries and territories.

SPREP Strategic Plan 2017–2026

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

25 Jul 2017 description

The UK Met Office and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST PAGASA) established a three-year collaboration agreement on scientific weather-related research to improve weather and climate services. Last July 21, 2017, PAGASA Administrator, Dr. Vicente Malano, and Met Office Director for Meteorological Science, Dr. Simon Vosper, signed the agreement, which also marks the official launch of the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) Southeast Asia Programme in the Philippines.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary

22 Jun 2017 description

Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.

With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.

21 Jun 2017 description

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.

21 Jun 2017 description

Khartoum – UN Environment, Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Environment, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and other key federal institutions in Sudan came together for the first advisory committee meeting of the ADAPT! project.

16 Jun 2017 description

A new way of funding climate change projects at the local level is giving women more say over the use of precious resources

By Anthony Langat

WAJIR, Kenya, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sitting a couple of kilometres outside the village of Wajir-bor in northeast Kenya is something quite rare for these dry parts: a small, well-maintained reservoir full of water with a watchman standing guard at the gate.

14 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Yemen, South Sudan, and Somalia.

I would like to begin by thanking Stephen for his briefing. As well as for his initiative and stamina in confronting the toughest humanitarian challenges that the world present. And through him, may I pay tribute to all humanitarian workers responding to these humanitarian challenges, which are of a scale so unprecedented, so unacceptable that it’s almost unimaginable.

06 Mar 2017 description

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme has launched its new Strategic Plan, which will provide guidance and direction for the Secretariat over the next ten years.

The new Strategic Plan was approved at the annual SPREP meeting held last year in Niue, and has now replaced the previous five year strategic plan.

21 Sep 2016 description

27SM Niue News: 2015 SPREP Annual Report is now launched

The SPREP Annual Report for 2015 is now available online having been presented at the 27th SPREP Meeting in Niue on Day one. The Report, available in both English and French outlines the activities and project implemented with members and partners in 2015 as the region strives to achieve the SPREP vision - a Pacific environment that sustains our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures.

26 May 2016 description

International Development Minister Nick Hurd discussed challenges facing Africa and how UK aid is helping build a brighter future at the African Development Bank Annual Meeting.

International Development Minister Nick Hurd highlighted the UK’s leading role in supporting Africa to increase energy access and respond effectively to climate shocks, during his first visit to Zambia today.

24 Apr 2016 description

The United Kingdom has contributed more than $4 billion to the work of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to provide loans, grants and technical assistance that help the poor and vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides information on United Kingdom's contributions to ADB in terms of capital subscription and funding, the country’s delegates to ADB, and the involvement of companies and consultants from the United Kingdom in ADB projects.

23 Dec 2015 description

The UK Ambassador, Mr Michael Aron, and the Head of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in Sudan, Dr Christopher Pycroft, announced on Monday 14th December the launch of a £10 million climate change and environment programme for Sudan called ‘ADAPT!’. The programme aims to increase the understanding of climate resilience and environmental management in Sudan and to ensure the integration of best practice throughout delivery, planning, and policy. Under the guidance of the UN Environment Programme and working closely with the Minister of Environment, ADAPT!