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GCF lays climate finance footing in Africa, Pacific

Howard Bamsey

Recent expansion of assistance by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to countries preparing to implement climate finance is targeting Africa and the Pacific. The GCF has provided $700,000 to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda, a GCF direct access Accredited Entity, to assist the development of projects under the Fund’s Project Preparation Facility (PPF). This is an additional tranche within a ...

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Overfishing, reef decline threaten Pacific, Caribbean island fisheries – IUCN

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Overfishing and the degradation of coral reefs across the Caribbean and Pacific islands are pushing many fish, including food sources like tunas and groupers, towards extinction, according to two regional Red List reports published on Thursday, June 8, 2017 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Conservation status of marine biodiversity in the Pacific Islands of Oceania Red List ...

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How Pacific whales help mitigate climate change

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What do whale excrement and climate change have in common? More than you may think, according to a special report on Climate Change and Whales that was presented before the “Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference” on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Tonga. Climate change impacts are far reaching, touching the lives of Pacific islanders as well as Pacific whales. Warmer ...

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Marine litter: Plastic to outweigh ocean’s fish by 2050

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Plastic litter in the world’s oceans is projected to outweigh fish by 2050, according to new documents released by the World Economic Forum. Because global use of plastic has increased twentyfold in the past 50 years – and that number will likely double again in the next 20 years – the current pace will put the tonnage of litter in ...

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