In the lead-up to the global climate conference in Paris at the end of this year and in light of the World Summit Humanitarian Pacific consultations currently underway in Auckland, we have compiled a timeline of events before, during and after Pam made landfall in Vanuatu. It provides a comprehensive, blow-by-blow account of the disaster.
'A few days after cyclone Pam destroyed his home, a twelve-year-old boy taught me a paradoxical lesson about happiness,' writes Dan McGarry
An increasing number of atoll studies are not supporting the claim that “Pacific islands are sinking.” Giff Johnson discusses why the disconnect between scientific research and Pacific leaders’ statements about climate effects matters.
Kaliopate Tavola examines some of the self-evident advice from this major multilateral donor on innovative approaches to tackling the many complex and unique sustainable development challenges facing the Pacific’s small island states.
Negotiations on what should succeed the Millennium Development Goals resumed in New York this week. Negotiations are well under way to decide what development goals will succeed the MDGs, and this time there has been much broader input.
PiPP undertook national assessments for Vanuatu and Palau as part of the UNESCAP study 'Green Economy in a Blue World - Pacific Perspective 2012' in the lead up to the Rio+20 global summit on sustainable development.