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ACP Small Island Economies: from Vulnerabilites to Opportunities

The United Nations currently classifies 52 countries and territories as Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It is a diverse group with more than 50 million people, 43 of them located in the Caribbean and the Pacific regions. The 27th Brussels Development Briefing , which was co-organised by the...
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Key CTA briefing to push climate change and green growth agenda in the Pacific

31 Oct
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Vanuatu
Organised by CTA, Government of Vanuatu, Pacific Group of Ambassadors based in Brussels
Policy-makers, researchers, civil society groups, and development partners will gather in Port Vila, Vanuatu next week (31 October – 2 November 2012) to address the vulnerabilities of Pacific islands in the face of climate change in a special briefing session organized by the ACP-EU Technical...
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UNEP Risø Supports Pacific Island Country Participation in Carbon Expo

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risø Centre supported the participation of 12 representatives from Pacific island countries in the Carbon Expo Australasia 2012, which took place from 7-9 November 2012, in Melbourne, Australia. According to the Risø Centre, representatives from Fiji, Papua New...
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Kiribati Joins Ramsar, Designates Coastal Wetland

The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention) has reported that the Government of Kiribati has acceded to the Convention, becoming its 166th contracting party. The coastal wetland No'oto-North Tarawa was designated as its first Ramsar site. According to the Ramsar...
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Vanuatu Investing in Solar-Powered Seawater Desalination

2 August 2013: The Vanuatu Government has signed a US$4 million financing deal with the Pacific Environment Community (PEC) Fund for a solar-powered saltwater desalination project to service eastern Ambae Island and Aniwa Island. The project is billed as an adaptation measure to the impacts of...
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Seminar on 'Investing in Agrotourism Development in the Caribbean Region’

A seminar on 'Investing in Agrotourism Development in the Caribbean Region’ will be held on Thursday 10 October 2013 during Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2013 . The issue of strengthening the links between agriculture and tourism has been on the Region’s political and economic development...
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