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Bonn, November 15, 2017: The PIDF Secretary General was invited to present on Loss and Damage & the 2030 Agenda: Building Strong Linkages at the COP23 on Wednesday November 15 held at the Fiji Pavilion, Bonn Zone. The side event was organised by UN DESA in collaboration with the President of COP23 (Fiji), the incoming […]
Bonn, November 11, 2017: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Secretary General was invited to present on Reducing Maritime Transport Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions: Decarbonising Supply Chains on the Transport Thematic Day at COP 23, “Transport’s Contribution towards Delivering the Paris Agreement” on Saturday November 11 in Room 6, Bonn Zone.
Bonn, Germany 15 November, 2017: High level officials from Pacific Islands have called for a reining in of fossil fuel production in order to stay within the climate limits agreed to in Paris. They were joined in their call by civil society, indigenous, and academic voices.
Bonn, Germany, November 11, 2017: As a key component of their programme, the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) has joined forces for the Pacific with a long-term flagship programme of the Global Island Partnership – the Island Resilience Challenge. The foundational aspects were solution collection and sharing, scaling and investment pipeline creation, in a context of […]
Bonn, Germany 15 November, 2017: The COP23 Climate Conference has been a special place for the Pacific this year. Today the Republic of Palau signed of the instrument of accession to the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) making it the organisation’s 14th member (12 member state). Following the signing of the accession document, Palau, PIDF and […]
Bonn, Germany, Monday 6 2017: During a side event held by Solar Head of State (SHOS) and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) on the first day of COP23, the Pacific region’s advances in renewable energy took the spotlight. The event in the Fiji Pavilion featured speakers from the governments of Tonga, Niue, Tokelau and Palau and representatives […]
Suva, 26 October, 2017: The talks at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) this week at the 2nd meeting of the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of Emissions from Ships do not seem to be going well for the maritime transport sector to do its fair share in cutting Greenhouse Gas emissions under the targets of […]
SUVA, 17 October, 2017 – A global alliance on coal phase-out to be championed by Canada and the United Kingdom at COP23 in Bonn sets the roadmap for other developed nations to unite and implement the transition from unabated coal fired electricity and support the Pacific call to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees.
SUVA, 25 September, 2017: The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) stands in solidarity with the people of the Caribbean and offers its deepest condolences to families that have lost loved ones and to all that have been affected by the recent fury of Hurricanes Irma and Maria that ravaged the Caribbean islands and also to the […]
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SUVA 15 September, 2017: The Pacific has been vociferous in demanding from Australia, a close neighbour and supposedly a friend, a phase out of its coal mining industry in the global effort to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C, the target to be met through the Paris Agreement that Australia is a party […]