Friday, December 14, 2018

PSIDS call for meaningful steps at COP24

Speaking on behalf of the PSIDS, Outgoing COP23 president, Voreqe Bainimarama urged for the inclusion of the special report of 1.5 degrees centigrade in the COP 24 decision text.

Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies

The report revealed that some 2.5 million newborns died in 2017, mostly from preventable causes.

‘Home-grown initiatives against violence show better results’

Some 60 women and men from 11 Pacific Island countries representing civil society, government, intergovernmental agencies and donors are participating in the biennial meeting.

Vanuatu, Fiji lead fight against domestic violence

Members of the Pacific Network Against Violence Against Women are in Fiji this week to find some solutions.

World sports join team UN in race against climate change

At COP24, 17 major players representing sporting bodies, athletes and fans, added their names to the collective scoreboard, with the launch of the Sports Climate Action Framework.

Adaption costs in Pacific pegged to be at $494.62m by 2020

COP24 was told the impacts could reverse decades of development gains in just a few hours.

US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit

Vanuatu's Foreign Minister Ralph Regenvanu took the stage on Tuesday to single out the countries for not doing enough.

Pacific Forum pushes need for financing at COP24

PIF said studies showed the adaptation cost for coastal protection in the region will be US$234 million per year by 2020 and US$285 million per year by 2040 - and that is a best-case scenario.

Visa launches South Pacific payments security roadmap

The new security initiatives are designed to help the South Pacific to mitigate fraud and keep in step with payments innovation.

US joins Pacific regional infrastructure facility

The United States joins ADB, a number of the governments and banks in supporting the facility, which aims to improve infrastructure and services in the Pacific sub-region.