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Pacific Islands identify pathway to greater climate action at Samoa vulnerable countries forum

Seven recommendations to improve the regional response to climate change have been agreed to following a meeting of Pacific Island nations in Apia, Samoa on 26-27 February. The meeting, gathering eight Pacific countries, was part of a series of Climate Vulnerable Forum workshops currently being convened though to June 2015 in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. The Climate Vulnerable Forum regional event for the Pacific, which focused on improving response to climate change for Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), was organized by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Participating Governments included Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Climate Vulnerable Forum members Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Continue reading

Pacific community leadership key to climate change action

Integrated action and partnerships with communities is a means to strengthen safety and resilience of vulnerable islanders. Vatukulu in Western Fiji is proud of its early warning system and thanks its various partners.Pacific government ministers said community leadership was the key to success of innovative approaches to integrated climate change and disaster risk reduction action across the region. Ministers challenged themselves, communities and international partners to consistently live up to the Continue reading

Integrated action will help billions and save trillions: UNISDR

Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, briefs correspondents. 16 November 2012 United Nations, New YorkThe Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Margareta Wahlström, today hailed the Pacific as it committed to a world first of integrating action in disaster risk management and climate change in one strategy to secure a sustainable future for this increasingly threatened region. Continue reading