Friday, December 14, 2018

Huge untapped potential in greener construction – UN

Currently, buildings account for close to 40 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 36 per cent of all energy consumption.

Literacy a challenge in the region

Prof Chandra said the problem now is quality, so even if people complete secondary schools, the issue is whether the competency they have developed are relevant and comparable to global standards.

COP24 addresses climate change displacement

Currently, four times more people in the world are displaced by extreme weather events than they are by conflict.

Urgent action required for ocean and climate change

Pacific island countries have stood firmly beside the Fijian Government as it pushed for urgent and critical action on ocean linkages to climate change.

Pacific experts to step up telecoms in emergencies

The workshop brought together over 40 participants with the aim to identify best practices and innovative solutions from across the region and train up local responders in at-risk countries.

Flagship meeting on ending violence against women

Among those in attendance will be government representatives as well as development partners from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Gender Division, UN Women and the Australian Federal Police.

The new cold war runs hot

The overall mood is that if the sky hasn’t fallen in yet: it’s simply waiting its turn.

WHO: bold climate action needed to save a million lives

The report also shows that the economic benefits of improved health would be twice as high as the economic cost of mitigating global warming, and fighting air pollution.

West Papua independence leader urges calm after killings

Wenda told the Guardian he couldn’t stop the liberation army but wanted to tell them the UMLWP wanted to solve the issue ‘diplomatically’.

CLiP launches Pacific marine litter challenge

Entrants have until February 8, 2019 to showcase inspirational artworks and ideas about about how to tackle marine litter in the Pacific.