Southwest Pacific

UNFCCC Releases Parties' Views on Implications of Decisions for the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC16 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing submissions by five parties on implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 (amendment to the Kyoto Protocol) on the relevant decisions adopted for the Kyoto Protocol first commitment period and for the reporting of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities for the Protocol's second commitment period.

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UNDP Issues Annual Report on Asia-Pacific Work [viewed]

5 April 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released its 2012 Annual Report on the Asia-Pacific region, highlighting its recent work supporting countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), advance the post-2015 development agenda, and address climate change and sustainable energy.

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SPREP Climate Change Newsletter Focuses on Loss and Damage, Progress in Tide Forecasting [viewed]

10 April 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released the April 2013 edition of its Climate Change Matters newsletter, which features articles on: the Pacific Energy Summit; tide and sea level forecasting in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM); World Water Day Celebrations; the importance of addressing loss and damage; and Fiji's climate change awareness raising efforts.

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Event: Seventh Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Meeting [viewed]

During the seventh meeting of pilot countries and regions participating in the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), participants will share updates regarding the implementation of the PPCR progress, mainly addressing monitoring and reporting, country coordination, stakeholder engagement, knowledge management, and private sector involvement. The event is organized in association with the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Trust Fund Committee and Sub-Committee Meetings. PPCR pilots are expected to establish baselines and targets for core indicators by August 2013. The countries and regions participating in the PPCR are: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Tajikistan, Yemen, Zambia, Caribbean region, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Pacific region, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga.  

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ADB Releases Pacific Economic Monitor on Energy Security and Renewables Deployment Efforts [viewed]

ADB26 March 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the March 2013 edition of its Pacific Economic Monitor (PEM), which includes four energy themed articles. The articles focus on Pacific efforts to achieve energy security and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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Pacific Energy Summit Secures Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding [viewed]

26 March 2013: The Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland, New Zealand, which brought together Pacific Island leaders, international investment and development banks, aid donor countries and private sector representatives, resulted in funding commitments of US$635 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Pacific Island countries.

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FAO, SPC Release Workshop Report on Priority Adaptations to Climate Change for Pacific Fisheries [viewed]

13 March 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) have released the proceedings of a workshop held in 2012 on "Priority adaptations to climate change for Pacific fisheries and aquaculture: reducing risks and capitalizing on opportunities."

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SPREP Supports Kiribati's Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Management [viewed]

SPREP19 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has reported that it is working with the Government of Kiribati to support the development of a joint national action plan for climate change and disaster risk management.

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Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Project Focuses on Gender [viewed]

15 March 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced that the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project, jointly funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), is making gender a key consideration in its efforts to build resilience to climate change in Pacific island countries.

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SPREP Analyzes Ecosystem-based Adaptation Options in Fiji [viewed]

SPREPMarch 2013: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has released a report titled “An economic analysis of ecosystem-based adaptation and engineering options for climate change adaptation in Lami Town, Fiji.” Building on a vulnerability and adaptation assessment of Lami Town, the report presents a cost-benefit analysis of four adaptation scenarios.

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