sdecosta1 July 19, 2021

On July 9th, the Intra-ACP Climate Services and Related Applications (ClimSA) project was launched by the European Union at the Pacific Climate Change Center in Apia, Samoa. ClimSA will be used to manage climate risks and encourage sustainable development throughout the Pacific. The European Union has invested approximately EUR 9 million into ClimSA, which will operate from […]

sdecosta1 July 12, 2021

The 2nd annual Pacific Resilience Meeting, sponsored by the Pacific Resilience Partnership, took place from July 5 through July 8. This year’s theme was “Our People, Our Journey: Nurturing Pacific Resilience from Home.”  The Pacific Resilience Partnership (PRP) was established in 2017 by Pacific Island leaders as part of governance arrangements to support the Framework […]

sdecosta1 June 27, 2021

A study jointly conducted by IPEN and the Biodiversity Research Institute found elevated levels of mercury in women from small island states and countries ranging across the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean.  The study sampled 757 women between the ages of 18 and 44, from 21 different territories and countries including Fiji, […]

sdecosta1 June 23, 2021

A collaborative investigation by Mongabay and The Gecko Project on the latest plantation development controversy within the Papua province has unearthed allegations of falsified permits. There exists a long history of corruption around many Indonesian land deals within the plantation and mining divisions, and this particular controversy involves the legitimacy of land clearing permits for […]

sdecosta1 June 5, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on June 1 that the University of Hawaii has been chosen to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (CIMAR). The University of Hawaii has also been awarded up to $210 million by NOAA to be dispersed over a period of five years, with the […]

sdecosta1 May 30, 2021

Several caves located on the small Indonesian island of Sulawesi, are home to nearly 45,000-year-old rock paintings. These caves contain depictions of animals, outlines of handprints, and assorted symbols, all of which mark the presence of ancestors from long ago. These are some of the oldest recorded cave paintings in the world but climate change […]

sdecosta1 May 30, 2021

The climate-focused organization, The Solutions Project, announced its first Asian American and Pacific Islander Climate Week, which began May 24 and will last until May 30. According to The Solutions Project’s website, “May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, which is dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the culture, history, and lasting impact Asian Americans […]

sdecosta1 May 28, 2021

A study conducted by a team of researchers from The Nature Conservancy addresses the gaping holes existing within the Pacific’s climate adaptation research and natural resource management. Policymakers are becoming more aware of the need to include Pacific women in policy decisions about adaptation to climate change, but there remains room for improvement.  The study’s […]