The world’s fifth smallest country will celebrate its inaugural National Flag Day tomorrow, 22 October 2016. The occasion marks Tokelau’s journey according to its Titular Head, Ulu o Tokelau, Aliki Faipule Afega Gaualofa. “This...
NZ Super fund makes climate investment move ahead of Paris Agreement, NZ politicians must step-up as well
Meeting the Paris Agreement goals goal will be a tremendous challenge, but it is achievable if businesses, investors and policymakers join forces. Businesses are coming to the party – will politicians?
The two-day meeting, started 18 Oct, is to finalise preparations for the COP22 agenda including organizing the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement (November 4).
Rich nations table roadmap to raise US$100billion annual climate finance for poor countries to adapt to climate change
“It’s vital that this precious public finance is targeted at the very poorest people, in the harder to reach places, places the private sector can’t or won’t go. We also need to see a fifty-fifty balance between funding for adaptation and for emission-reducing mitigation.” Alison Doig, Christian Aid.
Melanesia’s ocean worth NZ$760 billion under pressure from overfishing, population growth and climate change
A WWF report warns that the oceans of Melanesia – a vast Pacific real estate worth an estimated NZ$760billion generating annual revenue of US NZ$7.5 billion – is suffering from resource exploitation, population growth and climate change.
As National government inaction locks out Realm countries from high-internet connectivity, Communications Minister Amy Adams confirmed National has delivered on its commitment to connect virtually every New Zealand household to the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network – free of charge.
An agro-forestry farming approach introduced in Vanuatu aims to help communities address agricultural risks worsened by extreme weather patterns.
NZ’s lack of action, whether by ignorance or just poor advise, has huge impacts on Realm nations. The omission from Hawaiki and therefore high-speed connectivity to the rest of the world drills far deeper than just the price of the sea-cable infrastructure build. The price being paid is the cost of ‘time-delay’ that will stunt developmental progress by decades, perhaps longer for these countries.
Preparation for UN climate summit (COP22) heating up. A Q&A to help Ministers before 18 October ‘pre-COP’ meeting
To bring ministers up with the play, the incoming Moroccan presidency and outgoing French presidency prepared a handy Q&A for Ministers so they come prepared to the pre-COP meeting. The answers from a network of 700 NGOs are outlined in the article.
Its official, Sir Gordon Tietjens is the Head Coach for Manu Samoa 7s. He starts on 1 January 2017. “It’s a great coup for Samoan rugby,” Rugby Union Chairman, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said when announcing...
If Beijing can claim South China Sea, US can call Pacific ‘American Sea’, says Clinton in leaked speech
The US presidential candidate says in WikiLeaks excerpts that Chinese have a right to assert themselves but Washington needs to “push back” to keep Beijing from getting a “chokehold over world trade”. US presidential...
For Sieni Tiraa, working for the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is a dream come true. A dream that was the driving force behind her pursuit of a Bachelor of International Tourism Management with Honours...