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Members' first-hand stories of HOW they communicate the "science of climate change" as this can be difficult and sensitive at the community level. Approaches ranged from localised stories to education kits.
This conversation was a 'FOR INFO' not 'QUERY' so there is no Consolidated Reply. Here is a list of the responses
Personal experiences and guidelines about how to sometimes 'open' Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and about low-cost surveillance technology to monitor illegal fishing.
How Information Communication Technology (ICTs) and social media are being used in the Pacific to enable, promote and monitor community programs.
Member experiences and referrals on user-paid garbage bag waste collection system.
Experiences and ideas on how to create green space/ environmental conservation initiatives in urban areas that strengthen their resilience to climate change impacts.
Personal stories about how a gender perspective, or lack thereof, affected the outcome of various initiatives.
Shared experiences and resources about how the term 'mainstreaming' is understood, or defined, and applied in disaster risk management and/or climate change related efforts.
Many practitioners in the Pacific region are grappling with ways to best prove additionality in climate change adaptation, and perceive a need for further collaboration and analysis.
Discusses advantages and disadvantages of National Climate Funds (NCFs), and five other modalities to effectively access, manage and distribute climate change finance in the Pacific.
Shared personal and technical experiences with the installation and promotion of Solar Water Heaters as a sustainable way reduce energy costs and increase the use of renewable energy
Members working with children and climate change share their knowledge (lessons learned and challenges faced), innovative approaches and useful resources to engage children.
Experiences and lessons learned, peer-reviewed articles and other relevant materials about implementing adaptation projects in the Pacific and ways to avoid mal-adaptation.
Provides an insight into the innovative tools, lessons learned, and best practices being applied in the Pacific to improve management of their water sector.
Shared insights and ideas about ways for island communities to sustain livelihoods and food security despite increased urbanisation, climate change and cheap, poor quality food imports.
Islands Bussiness News, 9 February 2012. Homes and crops in Southern Vanuatu have been damaged by tropical cyclone Jasmine. The National Disaster Management Office says so far there are no reports of any casualties in Tafea province. Meteorological Office warns that seas remain very rough with heavy swells in the southern Vanuatu area. It said the islands of Aneityum, Tanna, Aniwa and Futuna were most affected by the cyclone’s gale force winds and heavy rainfall. Mystery Island in Tafea...
Radio New Zealand International News, 14 February 2012. Jasmine has been causing flooding around Tonga’s main island of Tongatapu. TC Jasmine, which had been a category three storm when it passed through Vanuatu waters late last week, is now a category one and has just passed to the West of the capital of Tonga and is veering northwest
Cyclone is approaching with November to April the official cyclone season in the Cook Islands. The message from the disaster management team of EMCI, Airport Authority, Outer Islands Administrations, Met Office, MOH, MOIP, Police and Red Cross is: "Be prepared and preparations should start now"
SciDev Net News, 9 February 2012. Tropical cyclone damage costs will increase four-fold to US$109 billion a year across the world by 2100, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change. Predicted increases in population and economic activity by 2100 will increase cyclone damage costs to US$56 billion a year - more than double the current figure of US$26 billion. And more frequent and stronger cyclones as a result of climate change are expected to add a further US$53 billion a year to...
Solomon Islands National Disaster Centre (NDC) bad weather Tropical Cyclone Jasmine sitrep 3, 7th February 2012, 1700hrs. The bad weather associated with Tropical Cyclone Jasmine (Category Three) has cause intense Torrential rains due to the Cyclone’s proximity to the country. The Solomon Islands Meteorological Services (SIMS) since 7:00 am on Monday 06th February had issued Tropical Cyclone Watch Advisory. Reports received from all Provincial Disaster Offices indicated that the bad weather has...