About the Awards The GUAs are a joint initiative of the Australian Government-funded Pacific Leadership Program (PLP) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The Awards were established in 2008 to honour the memory and legacy of the former Secretary General of PIFS, the late Mr. Greg Urwin. There are three grants valued at AUD$25,000 each for this round of the awards. They will be given to outstanding Pacific Island professionals, researchers and emerging leaders to undertake a short (up to 3 mo
While CCORAL can be used in the context of all Caribbean countries, currently only the CARICOM countries can be selected individually, providing bespoke information on each. Beyond the initial phase of CCORAL project (focussed on CARICOM), CCORAL can be updated to include bespoke information for all countries in the region.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund website
As more cities and regions are hit hard by storms, public pressure for better infrastructure planning is growing. A consensus is emerging that in many cases, “putting it back the way it was” is not the right answer. Community leaders may be ready to take new actions to adapt to changing conditions, but may also be unsure whether such new ideas are good investments. They may well ask: “How much should we pay to lower risks, and where is the line between a wise choice and a foolish one?
COAST predicts dama
ConservationTraining is an open and free learning community that offers conservation-based training materials from The Nature Conservancy and our partner organizations.
With over 9,000 users from over 200 countries enrolled, our mission is to share training with our conservation colleagues across the world.
5-km Global Products:
These have been up on our website for a while now but have been relocated to our home page (http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/index.php). Noticeable to our users will be the increased spatial (5 km) and temporal (daily) resolutions of the products and some adjustments to our color scales. Less noticeable, but just as important, the new products use a next-generation satellite SST data set and a new climatology. Changes to the color scales have been made to provide better identi
Asian and Pacific countries continue to suffer disproportionately from disasters caused by natural hazards. Disasters cause death, economic and environmental damage, and severe setbacks for social development. Recent large-scale disasters, including the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan of March 2011, highlight the value of national preparedness for disaster
This is the final version of the short video about the launching of the women's environmental monitors network. Please do follow the link.
The LDCF was established to address the special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs)under the Climate Convention. The LDCs identified adaptation as their top priority. Specifically, the LDCF was tasked with financing the preparation and implementation of National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs). NAPAs use existing information to identify a country’s priorities for adaptation actions.
This video features conservation leaders, community activists, and government experts from Vanuatu sharing their experience and knowledge with fellow Ni-Vanuatu. Designed as a resource tool for communities who are responding to climate change, economies of scale, and population pressures, it addresses food security, natural resource use, and the importance of community managed conservation areas. Please follow the link.
official MACBIO Project website
Ocean acidification is one of the most worrying impacts climate change will have on the Reef. This is a highly complex topic and this animation does not explain the process in detail, rather uses a characters experience of this phenomenon to illicit an emotional understanding that ocean acidification will alter life on coral reefs.
This RISK ZONE MAP could help you in identifying and analyzing the areas which are at risk to sea-level rise in Vanuatu.
View all UNEPLive information pertaining specifically to your country. See a summary Country profile and link to additional country-specific information resources.