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Monday 5 September 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
A contribution of more than USD$30m from the USA government to its “friends in the Pacific” was announced by US President Obama at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, 1 September.
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Friday 15 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A goal of year round agricultural harvesting of top quality organic vegetables is within reach for Tonga, except that farmers need to understand just how valuable pig shit really is in order to achieve this. A remarkable method of “biogas farming” using pigs and their waste to produce high yield top quality produce could transform subsistence farming incomes. It’s been demonstrated that a properly run biogas farm in Tonga can earn $200,000 or more a year - yet the opportunity is not being fully realized. By Eleanor Gee
Wednesday 15 June 2016

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Sione Talanoa Fifita says: "I admire the PM for acknowleding his sympathy with the flood victims and at least he was honest with his response, despite the fact he is not proactive enough. The global most concern now is climate change and he should have been forecasted that such natural disaster would occur and be proactive to put aside a proportion of the budget for such occurrence." Read 21 other comments on lack of funding for flooding...
Tuesday 14 June 2016
Suva, Fiji
The new Pacific Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change project (PEBACC) has set up an office in Suva, Fiji.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
With more unseasonal heavy rain falling today in Tongatapu, homes in low lying and swamp areas in Kolomotu’a were flooded. Sio Tuiano, the Kolomotu’a Town Officer, who is concerned about the health risks of floodwaters contaminated with E.coli, said a few of the residents have taken shelter in an evacuation centre, but most people do not want to leave their homes.
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Sunday 12 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Exceptionally heavy, unseasonal rainfall fell across Tongatapu on June 10-11 causing flooding in Nuku’alofa, and turning the capital into a city of lakes, during what is supposed to be the “dry season”. Fua’amotu recorded 273.1mm of rainfall in the 24 hours between 1:00pm Friday and 1:00pm Saturday, according to Tonga Met., a record rainfall for a single day in the month of June.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Apia, Samoa
Pacific people are urged to be part of the Wave for Change social media campaign and commit to activities to protect the ocean from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as part of World Oceans Day today, 8 June. SPREP says the ocean needs to be protected from threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, marine pollution and overfishing as it plays a vital role covering 98% of the Pacific region that consists of only 2% of land area.
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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga, as the third “most vulnerable” country in the world, is making a commitment to reduce disaster and climate-related risks, Tonga’s delegation told the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, that opened on Monday May 23.
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Suva, Fiji
A new academic programme that will teach Pacific Islands students about climate change adaptation and sustainable energy, is being developed by 15 countries in the region, including Tonga, who are meeting in Nadi this week, with assistance from the European Union.
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Friday 13 May 2016

Newcastle, Australia
Australian Police arrested 66 activists in a climate change protest that shut down a coal port in Newcastle city last Sunday May 8 according to local reports. Over 1,000 protesters includied members of the Pacific Islander activist group “Pacific Climate Warriors”.
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Wednesday 27 April 2016
New York, United States
Six Pacific Islands of the 15 overall countries submitted their ratification of the Paris Agreement during a special signing ceremony on 22 April in New York. Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa and Tuvalu submitted their ratifications.
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Tuesday 1 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New climate resilient buildings for twelve schools that have been rebuilt and refurbished in Ha’apai after being badly damaged by Tropical Cyclone Ian in 2014, were handed over to the Tonga government last week on 26 February.
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Friday 26 February 2016
Wellington, New Zealand
The impending effect of climate change in the Pacific has initiated a partnership between the Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 18 February 2016.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Washington D.C., U.S.A
The US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Daniel Russel, will travel to Apia, Samoa; Nuku'alofa, Tonga; and Koror, Palau, February 20-25, for bilateral meetings and regional consultations. Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift will accompany Assistant Secretary Russel.
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Saturday 12 December 2015
Paris, France
The leadership of Tuvalu's Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga at the COP21 negotiations has been praised by the new head of the Pacific’s environmental agency, Kosi Latu.
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Tuesday 8 December 2015
Paris, France
Before it has even been agreed upon, the world is already failing the current proposal for the new Climate Change agreement to reduce global warming to 2 degrees Celsius. While the Pacific islands call for the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees, the reality is the combination of all national pledges now on the table takes it to over 3 degrees Celsius. - SPREP
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Monday 7 December 2015
Paris, France
After a week of negotiations, negotiators from 195 countries have produced a Draft Paris Outcome that is likely to become the new global climate agreement on 11 December. By Makereta Komai.
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Monday 7 December 2015
Paris, France
Action Day at COP 21 in Paris, France has thrust the environmental leadership of the Pacific islands at the forefront of a Pacific Press Conference featuring the Heads of State from the Cook Islands, Palau and Tuvalu.
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Thursday 3 December 2015
Paris, France
US President Barack Obama in Paris on Tuesday met with leaders of Pacific Island states and other vulnerable island states that are facing significant risk because of climate change, to talk about the need to conclude COP21 with an “ambitious agreement.” He said the voices of the leaders "right here today" were vital in making sure that the agreement that emerges serves the interests of the most vulnerable not just those of the most powerful.
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Friday 23 October 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Delegations from 15 Pacific Island countries recently attended a workshop to develop recognized accreditation in vocational education on climate change and sustainable energy in the Pacific.
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