Thursday, January 17, 2019

Roadmap for climate change policies

Small island countries face common challenges when designing and implementing sustainable climate change policies and national plans.

West Papua group’s office shutdown sparks fears

The KNPB said its headquarters in Jayapura and Asmat were shuttered by military and police in December.

Fiji ‘cautious’ as Cyclone Mona moves south

Mona is forecast to continue to move south in the waters between Fiji and Tonga but it could still impact some southern islands.

TC Mona to track southeast towards Fiji

Based on the projections and the six hours delay the centre of Cyclone Mona could make landfall in Vanua Levu tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night.

Fiji’s Rotuma spared by unpredictable Cyclone Mona

Acting Director Viliame Vereivalu said the storm ended up veering slightly away.

Cyclone Mona to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Fiji

Mona may make a direct hit on multiple islands in the Fiji chain before potentially approaching Tonga.

TD03 may develop into a cyclone

TD03F may intensify further into a Category One tropical cyclone in the next six to nine hours with average winds of 65km/hr and momentary gusts to 90km/hr close to the centre.

TD03F: Expected to intensify to Cat 1

At 7pm today, on its projected path, TD03F’s centre is expected to be located about 220km west-southwest of Rotuma or about 560km north-northwest of Nadi.

Kenya risks losing Port of Mombasa to China

The terms of a $2.3 billion Chinese loan specify that the port's assets are collateral, and they are not protected by Kenya's sovereign immunity due to a waiver in the contract.

Pacific climate targets more focused beyond COP24

The NZ Climate Change Minister said with the so-called rule-book agreed upon, the big international focus is on lifting ambitions to achieving the Paris Agreement target.