CIF24 January 2014: The first meeting for the three-year multi-million dollar Pacific Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) brought together donors, partners and representatives of Pacific island countries to discuss planning and implementation as the project gets underway.
10 August 2012: Participants at the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of the Parties 11 (COP 11) gathered in Rotorua, New Zealand, from 10-13 August 2012, to prepare to engage at the international level in an effective man
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a report, titled ‘Economics of Climate Change in the Pacific,' which estimates the total climate change cost in the Pacific to range from 2.9% to 12.7% of annual GDP by 2100.
PIFON recently released its Annual Report 2016 documenting its activities implemented in 7 of its member countries of Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, PNG, Samoa and newly joined Timor
Leste, it also reports on the finances for 2016.
In what is an encouraging symbol of growing intra island trade and commerce, businesspeople of two Melanesian neighbouring countries have formed a business council to further their mutual trade interests.
The OECD DAC highlights the Oceania region (comprising 22 island countries and territories) as the highest per capita recipient of development aid globally – standing at US$237 per capita, about 4.8 ti