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6 Oct 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
UNEP "Safe Climate" Report: At Least 100 Million Will Face Water Insecurity, Wealthy States Must Contribute
UNEP (the United Nations Environment Program) has released a report “Safe Climate” which concludes that climate change and its impacts threaten a broad range of human rights and, as a result, states and private actors have extensive human rights obligations and responsibilities.The report (released 4 October) was written in cooperation with a UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment...
30 Sep 2019 LOS ANGELES CA, United States
Funding to understand environmental sustainability challenges received a whopping boost 26 September with the commitment of US philantropists Stewart and Lynda Resnick to support cutting-edge research at California Institute of Technology (CalTech) home to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The $750 Million USD is the second largest ever to a US academic institution...
20 Aug 2019 FUNAFUTI, Tuvalu
"Fierce" Meeting; "Watered-Down Communique"; Drowning Pacific Islands; Australia Intransigence Blamed
A statement of the Pacific Islands Forum on the climate crisis and global warming, issued August 16, fell short of being the compelling global call to action that many island nations desired.Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama tweeted that the language was “watered down”. Reportage on the 12-hour meeting on August 15 indicates that the debates were very heated and that there were at least two “break-downs” in discussions...
8 Jul 2019 SONGDO, Korea
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will finance a 7-year program in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) to build water resilience. $18.6 Million USD funding will assist is adaptation to increased climate risks, including more frequent and extreme droughts that affect the freshwater supply in the atoll nation...
24 May 2019 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
In a first of its kind for the Netherlands, almost $6 Billion USD in AAA-rated Dutch Sovereign Green Bonds were issued May 21.Maturing in 2040, investors with registered Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance (ESG) considerations were given priority in the auction. Before allocations were granted the bond issue attracted amazing interest with over $23 Billion USD in subscriptions in just 90 minutes...
5 May 2019 NADI, Fiji
Asian Development Bank launched an Action Plan for Healthy Oceans and Sustainable Blue Economies for the Asia and Pacific region at its Annual Meeting on May 2 in Fiji.The purpose of the $5 Billion USD funding in the initiative is to expand finance and technical assistance for marine economy projects...
27 Nov 2018 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meteorological Organization is projecting a 75-80 percent chance of an El Nino developing in the next three months, although it is not expected to be a strong event.A November 27 update from the organization says that sea surface temperatures are already at weak El Nino levels in part of the tropical Pacific, although the corresponding atmospheric patterns have not yet materialized...
24 Nov 2018 APIA
The European Union will continue to support Samoa’s water and sanitation sector and assist the country to overcome its challenges. That was the undertaking recently by Luis De Torres Bonaechea, who is the portfolio head and manager (Samoa) at the European Union Technical Office in Fiji.
27 Sep 2018 CORVALLIS, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, describes the state of the art of assessing climate change risk for water and coastal regions...
2 Jul 2018 NADI
Delegates from the region attending a ‘Green Infrastructure, Poverty Eradication and Building, Repairing and Maintenance and Housing’ Symposium were July 2 urged to explore ways to allow for the private sector to drive infrastructure development in small island states such as Fiji and the pacific islands, as highlighted by Fiji's permanent secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, David Kolitagane as he opened Symposium in Nadi...
16 Nov 2017 BONN, Germany
A second edition of the “Water and Climate - Blue Book” was released last week during the COP23 international climate change conference in Bonn, Germany. The document has been produced by Ministry Delegate in charge of Water, Kingdom of Morocco and published by the World Water Council. Morocco was host country, and presided over COP22 in Marrakesh in 2016...
14 Nov 2017 BONN
At the COP 23 climate summit Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji and President of COP 23, today welcomed new support from the European Investment Bank to better protect water infrastructure against extreme weather events in Fiji.