Archive for tag: Public awareness


An island built from coral: How Indonesia’s Bajau made a home

The people of Bungin first settled in the area 200 years ago, building their homes on coral harvested from the sea. Bungin Island, Sumbawa, Indonesia ...

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Amount of plastic dumped in Med to double in 20 years: report

Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040 unless “ambitiou...

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The United Nations and the Pacific Islands Forum are close partners
across the international agenda, as
we support your peacebuilding
efforts, your implementation of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development, and so much else.
But today I am here to focus on two
fundamental challenges for your
region and for our world: first, the
increasingly severe impacts of
climate change, and second, the
deepening threats to the world’s
oceans and seas. As you know all too well, the
Pacific region is on the frontline
of climate change.
That means you are also our important
allies in the fight against it
In the days ahead, I will also visit
Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
I am here to see the region’s climate
pressures firsthand, and to learn
about the work being undertaken by
communities here in Fiji and
elsewhere to bolster resilience.

Pacific small islands and ‘Big Ocean’ nations at UN Assembly make the case for climate action, shift to clean energy

Facing constant threats from climate change and wary of the possible spread of COVID-19 to their shores, Pacific Island leaders on Friday touted their...

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A Pacific Success Story – The Micronesia Challenge Reaches 2020 Milestone Year

Fourteen years ago, five Pacific island leaders united for a better Pacific islands region, committing to the Micronesia Challenge, an agreement to ef...

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Study of Orkney economy sheds light on island prosperity

As northern isles rattle the independence cage, a study of Orkney’s economy sheds light on the distinctive nature of island prosperity, and poin...

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A new island of hope rising from the indian ocean

The modern island of Hulhumale is taking shape 8km off the north-east coast of Malé island in the Maldives in direct response to the threat posed by i...

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New plan will tackle climate change effects on north coast of Seychelles’ main island

(Seychelles News Agency) – Dunes and beach berms will be rehabilitated and new vegetation will be planted on the shoreline of the northern part ...

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Grassroots network launches project to bring decades of learning in community marine conservation to scale In Pacific Islands

The Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network has launched an ambitious €4.4 million (US$5.1 million) project in partnership with the Pacific Communi...

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Climate change adds to plight of endangered sea turtles in Cyprus

PAPHOS, Cyprus (Reuters) – Hatched baby sea turtles on the island of Cyprus struggling to crawl to the sea now face the added threat of climate ...

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Sri Lankan navy tows stricken tanker away from coast, Indian plane sprays trailing slick

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The Sri Lankan navy towed a stricken supertanker away from the Indian Ocean island’s east coast on Wednesday, while an India...

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