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.
What defines us? A COP21 Story.
Nov 27, 2015
COP21 has been argued as one of our last chances to tackle this issue with global cohesion. If we don’t change our course, sea level rise, cyclones and droughts will continue to compound and cause more devastation. Therefore, the decisions we make, what defines our global plan to address this issue, is critical.
NUS, ITC and UNDP help benefit more businesswomen
Nov 23, 2015
Under an agreement signed earlier this year, NUS offered a course to 30 professional businesswomen and 30 government procurement officers on increasing government procurement from women owned businesses in Samoa.
Two Samoan Girls attend a Global Conference on Climate Change in Sweden
Nov 17, 2015
Narissa and Elena, both from Savai’i, are two of the sixty-four children from around the world that have been selected as delegates to attend the Children’s Climate Change Conference, a meeting that will be held in Sweden from 25 to 28 November.
Matavai, Safune Village Youth Climate Action
Nov 14, 2015
Matavai youth leader Talafiti Paiaaua is a young man on a mission. He organised his village youth of more than 50 to host an awareness workshop under the shades of the burnt trees area of Matavai with the effects of dried up trees causing fire in the village.
Paving the road to Parliament for Samoan women
Oct 18, 2015
“I started dreaming about becoming a politician at a young age, I suppose, by joining debate groups at the primary school” says Alofipo Seuoti Fialuma Sheryl Siliniu-Muagututia, from Saleaula, Savai’i.
Home Sweet Renewable Home
Sep 21, 2015
The Government of Tuvalu has created the Tuvalu Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Master Plan, Enetise Tutumau 2012 – 2020. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), is supporting a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Demonstration “Fale”, fale being the Polynesian word for house.