Various press releases

USAID launches Pacific climate change projects | ABC Radio Australia

The United States government’s US Agency for International Development has launched a series of climate change projects in the Pacific…


Tong says harder to engage sceptics in climate change debate | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia

Seasoned climate change campaigner, Anote Tong, the President of Kiribati says it is getting harder and harder to engage people in the global warming debate…


Warming trend has good news and bad news for Pacific fisheries | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia

Scientists are predicting that global warming is bad news for coral reef fisheries in the Pacific, but may result in more productive freshwater fisheries…


US boost to Pacific climate change projects | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia

The United States government through the US Agency for International Development has launched a series of climate change projects in the Pacific…


Climate change cited as biggest threat

The United State’s top military official in the Pacific says the biggest long term security threat in the region is climate change…


[Coral-List] record heat in Australia

“‘The current heatwave – in terms of its duration, its intensity and its extent – is now  unprecedented in our records,’’ Jones was quoted as saying in *The Age*.”

“Responding to the news from Australia, *The Guardian*’s Damian Carrington put the heat and fires in a global context:

“We already know that climate change is loading the weather dice. Scientists have shown that the European heatwave of 2003, that caused over 40,000 premature deaths, was made at least twice as likely by climate change.
The Russian heatwave of 2010, that killed 50,000 and wiped out $15bn of crops, was made three times as likely by global warming and led to the warmest European summer for 500 years.

The extreme weather forecast is even worse. Mega-heatwaves like these will become five to 10 times more likely over the next 40 years, occurring at least once a decade, scientists predict.”

This is from: “Burning ‘Deep Purple’: Australia so hot new color added to index. An ‘unparalleled setting of new heat extremes’ continues.”

Pacific Islands – EU relations: Focus on Climate change


European Commision Press Release
Reference: MEMO/12/435 Event Date: 11/06/2012

The Pacific Plan for Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration, adopted by Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders in 2005, sets out the region’s goals on cooperation and integration from 2006 to 2015 in four areas: economic growth, sustainable development, governance and security…. (read more)