Youth creating awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tokelau
Mar 3, 2016
The Tokelau Youth Group is a network of 60 young people from the three atolls, supported by their respective local governments called “Taupulega”. The group was established in the late 1990's but, due to to funding constraints, they only managed to revive itself in September 2015 during the South-South Sub Regional Youth Initiative on Climate Change Meeting.
Improving the resilience of beach fales to climate change: a UNDP GEF initiative implemented by the Samoa Tourism Authority
Feb 29, 2016
Building the resilience of small scale tourism operations to climate change risks is the primary objective of a UNDP-GEF funded project, Enhancing the resilience of tourism-reliant communities to climate change risks. The project is now in its third year of implementation by the Samoa Tourism Authority.
COP 21 | The Impacts of the Outcomes - A Pacific View
Feb 2, 2016
There is no doubt that climate change is real in the Pacific, and finally, a global agreement has been made that recognised this. The Agreement highlights a path into the future which promises hope for sustainability and equality, where all countries are able being called upon to take responsibility for their actions and have agreed that climate change is of national concern and can only be challenged through a unified and sustainable approach.
Parliamentary Legal Counsel to Samoa Parliament strengthens democracy
Jan 25, 2016
Dr. Mulitalo leads a team of six research officers at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Samoa, providing support to parliamentarians as part of her job under the Samoa Parliamentary Support Project (SPSP), a collaborative effort by UNDP, AusAid and partners.
Building Blocks for Gender Equality: fostering women’s inclusion in politics
Dec 4, 2015
Women’s participation in decision –making is still a challenge and is restricted regardless their right to participate equally in democratic governance and their proven abilities as leaders and agents of change.
Freezer Handover marks Tokelau's Green Energy Leadership
Dec 4, 2015
In 2012, Tokelau achieved one of the world’s first energy transformation milestones: a country able to use solar power to generate 100 per cent of its electricity.
A Samoan Mission to Paris
Dec 2, 2015
Mr. Iosefa has been tasked with bringing the voice of the people of the Pacific to Paris, to demand positive and legally binding results that will ensure the livelihoods of the Pacific peoples. “I would like to see the Pacific voices be heard in Paris, and making a strong statement to protect our land and our heritage. We have to fight for our survival and our most valuable possession, which is our land.
Cycling for a Cause Greater than Fitness
Nov 29, 2015
Bicycles have been a key source of transport for many centuries. Not only have they provided an easy and cheap method to commute, but they have also offered people freedom and an ability to explore and discover.
Paddling a Straight Path Positive Actions to Raise Awareness of Climate Change
Nov 28, 2015
“Climate Change is probably the biggest issue that our generation will face,” expresses Dr Daniel Price the founder of the climate change awareness NGO Pole to Paris. This is no understatement.
A Global Community whose voice can make a Difference The pole to Paris: Global Voices Initiative
Nov 27, 2015
Initially Pole to Paris was an awareness raising campaign ahead of the climate summit, COP21, in Paris this December. Two climate researchers are leading the campaign by biking and running from the Polar regions to Paris. The Southern Cycle leg is a 17,000 km journey from the Southern Polar region to Paris. The lead cyclist for this journey is Dr Daniel Price, PhD Antarctica Studies. The running journey, the 3,000 km long Northern Run, is led by Dr. Erlend Moster Knudsen, PhD in Arctic climate and will travel from the Northern Polar region to Paris.