7 July 2019, Songdo, Korea – At its 23rd Board Meeting the Green Climate Fund Board has today approved US$$22.4 million for Timor-Leste to advance its adaptation priorities while focusing on more resilient rural infrastructure and strengthening local infrastructure development planning processes.
1 April 2019, Apia, Samoa - Pacific Island Forum Leaders have repeatedly identified climate change as the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the peoples of the Pacific. This week marks a major milestone in helping to build Pacific island resilience to this threat with the start of a EUR 12 million project spanning 15 countries.
Díli, February 26, 2019
The second emergency centre, built under the BSRP, was inaugurated on 26 February in Viqueque. The Evacuation Center will be a safe haven for natural disasters and will also allow the National Disaster Operations Center of Timor-Leste (NDOC) to access the Indonesian Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) system for earthquake and tsunami warnings, which is important to reduce the impact of such events if they occur.
Core Concepts: Climate and Ecosystem-Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (CEDRR)
New Report on Timor-Leste’s Water Sector Can Guide Future Investments
DILI, May 15, 2017 – A new World Bank report recommends increased budgets for operations and maintenance for Timor-Leste’s public water supply sector, as well as the establishment of a national policy framework, in order to achieve the country’s national and international commitments by 2030.
Talofa from SPREP
Greetings from SPREP,
Greetings from Apia,
While a lot of important leaders meetings were taking place in the region in September, there were also a large number of technical meetings convened.
These will all contribute towards the scientific basis of climate change work in the region.
It has been an interesting and intense month for the Pacific meteorological services, with a series of meetings and training workshops culminating in the 4th Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) and 2nd Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology. These were held in Honiara,
Solomon Islands, and saw increased interest and participation from Members, partners and international organisations. The Honiara Ministerial Statement is also an important development in terms of policy direction and needs in the region.
Talofa from SPREP!
July was a busy month in the climate change calendar, and it was also a month when new scientific evidence was brought to the attention of Pacific Leaders during the Fiji Climate Change Champion’s meeting in Suva.
in the month of June, the Pacific was in the spotlight at the highlevel UN Conference to Support the implementation of Sustainable development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), demonstrating global leadership on ocean issues with Fiji and Sweden serving as co-chairs of the meeting.
New IDB study estimates potential impact on cities and people in low-elevation coastal zones
BELIZE CITY, Belize – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.
We have come a long way from when the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came into force, the establishment of the Global Environment Facility, the Kyoto Protocol, the adaptation Fund, recently the Paris agreement and the Green Climate Fund. Yet the same issues and challenges of accessing climate change funds by small islands remain up to day.
Switzerland - 2015 was the year of hope for the global migration and humanitarian communities.
That year, we saw the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development call for effective measures and strengthened support to empower displaced people and migrants as part of a broader commitment “to leave no one behind”. This was important progress on the Millennium Development Goals which had nothing to say about migration, let alone the contribution it can make to resilience or sustainable development.
Climate Change Matters in this edition celebrates the handing over of the Pacific Greenhouse Gas abatement Programme through renewable Energy (PiGGarEP) projects in Palau and tuvalu. the excellent outcomes from both Palau and tuvalu need to be replicated in other communities and in remote outer islands. it’s at these times that we ask ourselves - “is the pilot approach to building resiliency in the Pacific the best approach? What happens to the many communities and outer islands with similar issues? do they need the same interventions?”.