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The road to Paris

AS the people of the Pacific including Fiji continue to face the brunt of climate change, the EU has outlined three elements it believes will allow Pacific Island countries a successful COP21 outcome. Speaking in Suva at the Pacific Regional Disaster Resilience Meeting, EU ambassador for the Pacific Andrew Jacobs said the EU had been working relentlessly with their close partners in climate change negotiations to secure a legally binding, ambitious, universal and fair agreement. He said for the EU, there were three main elements of the agreement required for a successful outcome in Paris…

 

Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan, Pakistan: Pictures

A doctor treats a boy who was injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

A doctor treats a boy who was injured from an earthquake in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia. Strong tremors were felt in Kabul, New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday. In the Pakistani capital, walls swayed back and forth and people poured out of office buildings in a panic, reciting verses from the Quran. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Strong El Niño will ‘test’ disaster resilience in hazard-prone Pacific region, UN warns

Amid growing fears that the irregular climatic activities of El Niño will result in severe weather events across the hazard-prone region of small islands and atolls in the Pacific, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) today addressed a gathering in Suva, Fiji, of disaster reduction and humanitarian response partners from across the region at a joint programme of events around regional resilience to disasters and emergency management. “These coming months have the potential to be the most testing period in the history of the Pacific Islands. The region’s vulnerability was exposed during the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March when Cyclone…

 

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