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UN ADMITS PIDF AS OFFICIAL OBSERVER TO THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

PIDF Secretary General (middle) with PGA Ambassador Thomson (right) and Acting Fiji PRUN Luke Daunivalu (left) at the Fiji UN Mission in NY The United Nations General Assembly on 13/12/16 granted Observer Status to the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) through a consensus amongst all the 193 Member States adopting the resolution without a vote. […]

GREEN GROWTH FOR BLUE ECONOMIES: THE FUTURE OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

Continued leadership advocacy on climate action, genuine multi-stakeholder partnerships and financial sustainability for green growth in blue economies focusing on dedicated pathways towards low carbon development are key tools for implementation of the SDGs according to Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretary General, François Martel.

PARIS AGREEMENT ONLY THE BEGINNING

The entry into force of the Paris Climate Change Agreement earlier on the 4th of November is a turning point in the global community’s battle to combat the threat of climate change. For us in the Republic of Fiji and the pacific it holds a much deeper significance being the first country to ratify the Paris Agreement […]

PACIFIC STATES LEAD FROM THE FRONT IN SHIPPING’S CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE IN LONDON

Global attention on climate change is focused this week on the role of shipping as the International Maritime Organisation meets in London. International shipping is a major and growing greenhouse gas emissions generating sector.  If it were a country, shipping’s emissions profile is similar to that of Germany or Japan. But unless strong action is […]

A STEP CLOSER

The Pacific Islands Development Forum congratulates all the 60 countries that have thus far ratified the Paris agreement, overcoming the threshold of 55 states needed for the agreement to come into force. With these countries accounting for 47.76% of global emissions, the world is just 7.24% away from satisfying the other condition of the Paris […]

A HISTORIC MOMENT FOR THE PACIFIC

  The United Nations General Assembly opened its 71st session on 14 September, with an emphasis on ensuring that implementation of the new global development goals, adopted by its 193 Member States last year and with the new Assembly President noting that it had been heartening to observe the sincerity with which governments and national […]

USA & CHINA ratify the Paris Agreement – a strong statement in support of the pacific islands plea to world leaders!

  On the 3rd of September, in a historic move, the two largest Green House Gas emitters in the world, the United States of America and China have officially ratified the Paris Agreement, paving the way for other countries to follow suit and support the collective Pacific call made in Paris to limit temperature rise […]

CLIMATE ACTION, GENUINE PARTNERSHIPS & MULTI-STAKEHOLDER TRUST BUILDING KEY FOR IMPLEMENTING COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR SDG14

The  key  tools  for  implementation  towards  achieving  SD14  include  leadership  advocacy  on  climate  action, genuine  partnerships,  multi-stakeholder trust  building  and financial  sustainability. This was  relayed  by the Pacific  Islands Development  Forum  (PIDF)  Secretary  General,  François  Martel  while  delivering a  high  level panel keynote address on  Saturday 3rd September  during  a session  on  “Time to act […]

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