Understanding new and emerging export markets

The Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I) network, the trade and investment arm of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, is organising a three day workshop from 31 March to 2 April in Suva. The Pacific Path to Market Workshop – a first for Fiji, will address market compliance constraints and highlight specific solutions to enhance…

Regional energy and transport ministers meeting

The regional ambition of a sustainable, affordable and efficient energy and transport services requires a multi-disciplinary approach and collaboration at the highest level among various stakeholders. Such synergies supplement national efforts through strategic partnerships and pooling of resources. The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will be convening the 2nd joint Pacific regional meeting for…

Leaked UN report warns of climate change risks

Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn. Scientific authors and government representatives from around the world have spent the weekend negotiating the final text of the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change at a…

Trees of life

Forests play a major role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is stored as carbon in trees, soils, and other organic matter in forests. As trees grow, it takes in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through the process of photosynthesis and stores it as carbon. Organisms living in forest soils take in…

PINA defends role in Pacific media

The ABC’s Pacific Correspondent, Sean Dorney, has been criticised by both the Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) and the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA), for his coverage of the recent Pacific Media Summit in New Caledonia. At the summit – which was organised by PINA –  Sean reported that delegates felt the Fiji media…