Regional Archive December 2011

Global Financial Instability Shows Need for Fiscal Discipline in the Pacific - ADB

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The eurozone crisis is expected to have only limited impact on the Pacific because the region's growth prospects are more closely tied to the economies of Australia and New Zealand.
Miss South Pacific 2011, Miss Fiji, Alisi Rabukawaqa

Fiji Wins Miss South Pacific 2011

Miss Fiji, Alisi Rabukawaqa, is the new Miss South Pacific, after winning the title in Samoa.

UPDATES FROM COP17: "Pacific Climate Futures" Launched in Durban

Pacific news at COP17 courtesy of SPREP Pacific Climate Change Blog - Durban, South Africa, 8 December - The UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa was the backdrop for the launch of two new landmark resources that have a crucial role for the Pacific region.

UPDATES FROM COP17: Niue Urges World Leaders to Leave Legacy of Action

Pacific news at COP17 courtesy of SPREP Pacific Climate Change Blog

UPDATES FROM COP17: Nauru President Calls for Bold Action

[Durban, South Africa, 6 December 2011] - The Pacific nations did not come to Durban to fail.
Mr Taito Nakalevu, Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Regional Project Manager at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

UPDATES FROM COP17: Pacific Showcases Adaptation Efforts

[Durban, South Africa, 5 December 2011] - The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) Project presented to donors and implementing agencies during its side event at the 17th Conference of Parties held in Durban, South Africa showcasing progress and lessons learnt on their adaptation efforts on the ground.

Partnerships - A Necessity in Pacific-African Cooperation

Busan, Republic of Korea, 1st December 2011 -The Cook Islands Finance Minister, Hon. Mark Brown says developing partnerships are a necessity in the Pacific as countries in the region face new challenges and engage with new development actors, in their development aspirations.

BROADENING THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

"Not just about sea-level rise"