Regional Archive July 2010

SPREP Launches Study on Regional Financing for Climate Change

Press Release - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has commenced a study with a view to establishing a regional Climate Change Fund or other mechanism.

Fiji's Fiji Times Put on the Market

One of Fiji's oldest and main newspapers, Fiji Times, is being put on the market by its owner, News Ltd.

Stocktake on Achievements of Forum after 40 Years

PRESS RELEASE - 15th July 2010 - As the Pacific Islands Forum prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, a stock take of its achievements will be undertaken to reflect on its current and future directions.

The Way Forward for Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation

Press Release - The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation calls upon Pacific Island countries to commit to investing in natural solutions to reduce the impacts of environmental and climate change as a matter of urgency.

Fiji Expels Another Envoy

Fiji's military-led government has declared Australia's High Commissioner to the country as persona non-grata making Ms. Sarah Roberts the second envoy from Australia to be expelled from the country and among a growing list of people the country has expelled since the 2006 military coup.

Pacific Plan Successes and Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - 13th July 2010m - Five years after it was endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders, the Pacific Plan has recorded some successes but there remains challenges.

Climate Change a Priority for SIS

PRESS RELEASE - 12th July 2010 - The issue of climate change will remain for a long time as a top priority for the Smaller Island States (SIS) in the Pacific region.

New Member Commits to Pacific Nature Conservation Charter

Press Release - SeaWeb is the newest member to sign the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation charter in Samoa this week.

Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation Meets in Samoa

Press Release - "Climate Solutions: Invest in Biodiversity" is the theme of the thirteenth gathering of the Pacific Islands Round Table for Nature Conservation that opened in Samoa this morning.

ADB Calls for Asia and Pacific to Make Transition to Solar Power

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Many countries in Asia and the Pacific are well-suited to solar power initiatives, and incentives and low-cost financing mechanisms should be made available to help the region make the transition possible, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda said yesterday.

ADB, Partners Hold Forum to Boost Investment in Asia's Food Sector

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Hundreds of policymakers, development experts and representatives from the public and private sectors will meet in the Philippines this week to explore new opportunities to boost investment in Asia and the Pacific's agriculture sector.

Fiji Expands Its Border Enforcement

Fiji will expand its protection of its borders into marinas and the waterfront where officials will be allowed to board and search vessels.

Media by Decree Robs Fiji of the Right to Free and Fearless Journalism: PFF

Report by the Pacific Freedom Forum as published on their website on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.