Regional Archive October 2013

New Toolkits Help Incorporate Gender Equality into Climate Change and Energy Projects

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkits have been launched and are now available for use as part of a four week review.

PFF Calls on Fiji Media Authority to Pull Back from Extending Restrictions

PFF is alarmed at the extension by Fiji's media authority of restrictions on foreign media trainers, independent journalists and communications workers as a retrograde step in what at first appeared to be a positive move to engage the country’s media workers and owners.
Leaders and envoys of four Pacific Island nations enjoyed a one-hour informal meeting with leaders of APEC economies, thanks to the initiative of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, this year’s APEC chair.

Leaders of Pacific Nations Enjoy Rare Diplomatic Event

Indonesia’s effort to bring four tiny Pacific nations to the massive APEC arena has been widely appreciated.
 European Union Helps Boost Fiji's Bee Farming

European Union Helps Boost Fiji's Bee Farming

The European Union (EU) is helping develop bee farming in the Northern Division of Fiji by providing support to the Northern Bee Farmers Co-operative (NBFC), a local body set up to look after the welfare of bee farmers.
Tidal gauges indicate the world's oceans have been rising at an annual rate of 3.2 millimetres (0.1 inches) since 1970. Many scientists expect that rate to accelerate and for climate change to trigger more intense storms, which may pose an even more pressing threat to many of the world's low-lying islands.

Kiribati Man Seeks Climate Change Refugee Status

A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he's a refugee - suffering not from persecution, but from climate change.