“Could floating platforms, tethered to existing islands, offer a solution for those Pacific island populations whose homes are threatened by rising sea levels?”
What do you think of the idea of artificial islands?
The Indian Ambassador to Solomon Islands has affirmed India’s pledge to assist Pacific island nations with climate challenges. India will be supporting Solomon Islands and other Pacific countries in the form of renewable energy.
The program ‘Coping with Climate Change in the Pacific Island Region’ serves as a model climate initiative across the Pacific. As one of the most successful and productive programs in Vanuatu, it has supported the mainstreaming of climate change policy, introduced mitigation measures, and increased climate change education.
The Pacific-UK partnership will see the construction of a Pacific Climate Change Centre, “a regional hub for inclusive collaboration on adaptation and mitigation priority needs for Pacific islands”.
This week marks a year since Cyclone Winston.
“No Fijian who experienced the impact will ever forget the experience” says Fijian President Jioji Konrote.
Rainfall variability is set to increase as a result of climate change. Floods and drought will be added to the impacts already experienced by the Pacific, such as rising sea levels, increasing temperature extremes and ocean acidification.
The Climate Council has released a new report which finds that 2016 saw some of the most severe impacts of climate change worldwide.
The report also finds that across Australia, extreme weather events are projected to worsen as the climate continues to warm.
Preparing to chair COP 23 later this year, Fiji will be focusing on capacity building as a means for better coping with climate challenges.
Global Weirding: “how the rise in average global temperatures leads to all sorts of crazy things”.
An interactive website based on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2014 report.
Heatwaves kill more Australians than any other natural hazard. Yet research on climate change impacts on health has slipped through the cracks.
PacWave17 is taking place this 15-17 February. The exercise uses scenarios to improve tsunami response capacity across the Pacific Rim.
Climate change, the global economy, and the road ahead.
The prospect of a global warming disaster has the tech industry playing with the concept of floating islands. As crazy as it may seem, Kiribati and French Polynesia are already considering similar projects.
Join us at the Sustainable Living Festival as Climates and Oxfam Community Victoria bring you a discussion on climate change, its impact on the Pacific, and Australia’s role.
Speakers include Climates Co-Founder Jarrod Troutbeck and PhD candidate Kari Gibson. We hope to see you there!
Vlad Sokhin Photography documents the diverse effects of climate change experienced by different countries in the Pacific.
Check out Australia's Transitions Film Festival starting in Melbourne this Thursday, 16 Feb!
It's day two at the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, and we're on the look out for someone to help Jeremy open a coconut... Please help!