Green News: Climate change-induced sea-level rise direct threat Pacific nations
Speakers warned the international community that tensions are deepening as coastlines vanish, territories are lost, resources become scarce, and masses are displaced, as the Security Council held its first ever open debate on 15 of February on the impact…
Green news: 2023 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies network to help combatting climate change in the Pacific
The last year has again proven that the Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, facing tropical cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, health crises and drought. The World Risk Index 2020 ranks Vanuatu as the most at…
Green Tip of the month: Ways to avoid the spread of false information
"Conspiracy theories do real harm to people, to their health, but also their physical safety. They amplify and legitimize misconceptions." - Audrey Azoulay, Directrice générale de l’UNESCO The same observation has been made about climate change.…
Green News: Switching to renewable energy could save trillions worldwide
Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report's findings are based on looking at historic price data for renewables and fossil fuels and then modelling…
Green News: Abundant Water and the Pacific Community works together to enhance access to drinking water in Timor-Leste
Abundant Water, an NGO that delivers health and hygiene benefits by using the power of social business, was selected by The Pacific Community (SPC) to help local communities in Timor-Leste access to safe drinking water.
Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji. More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related…
Green News: Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial
In 2021 Vanuatu announced its intention to seek an advisory opinion by the international court of justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from climate change.
Green News: Sea Women of Melanesia, international heroes for climate action
In Papua New Guinea, Sea Women of Melanesia monitor the health of coral reefs and create and restore marine protected are
Green News: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?
Today is World Wetlands Day: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?
Green News: Pacific islanders produce 0.5 kg of household solid waste per person each day
Pacific islanders produce 0.5 kg of household solid waste per person each day*. Significant variations can be noticed between islands: