Environmental Education

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 […]

admin July 7, 2021

Journalists from across the Pacific focused on the role of traditional knowledge in reporting on climate change during a Media Masterclass on the sidelines of the Pacific Resilience Meeting 2021. The journalists are taking part in the Media Masterclass hosted by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) in partnership with The Pacific Community. On Monday, […]

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 […]

charlietanala June 20, 2021

By Charlie Tanala Climate change-related disruptions, such as more intense extreme weather events and flooding, in Samoa are expected to pose threats to community health, coastal infrastructure, and several other sectors in the Pacific island country in the new decade, researchers said June 8. A report published by the Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment highlighted […]

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 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 […]