PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - August 16 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week:

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Mixed News

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Funding and Training

Job Vacancies and Tenders

Country-Specific news

American Samoa - 2020 Quarter Honors National Park Of American Samoa

A Quarter Honoring The National Park Of American Samoa Is Part Of The Federal “America’s Beautiful National Parks Quarter Coin Act Of
2008”…

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Australia - Labor Lashes Scott Morrison For Ignoring Pacific Islands’ Climate Concerns

Labor Has Lashed The Prime Minister For Ignoring The Climate Change Concerns Of Pacific Island Nations, Saying A Push To Crack Down On
Ocean Plastics…

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Australia - Plastic Waste Exports To Be Banned Amid Growing Recycling Crisis

A Timeline To Ban All Domestic Waste Exports, Including Plastics, Paper, Glass And Tyres, Will Be Put In Place Following A Deal Struck
At Friday’s…

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Fiji - Fiji Calls For Sea-Bed Mining Moratorium As Nautilus Restructures

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama Has Again Called For A 10-Year Moratorium On Sea-Bed Mining, At A Time That Many Pacific Island
Nations Are…

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Palau - PICRC, Koror State, PVA To Discuss Coral Reef Rehabilitation Project

With Climate Change And Other Stressors Affecting Our…

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New Zealand - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Announces $150m Pacific Climate Funding

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Is Dedicating $150 Million To Support Climate Change Resilience In The Pacific. Ms Ardern Made The Announcement
In…

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Regional

A Climate Plea To Scott Morrison From A Churchman Of The Pacific’s Sinking Nations

As Australia’s Prime Minister Arrives In Tuvalu For The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ Meeting On Tuesday, I Want To Remind Him That
He Is Setting…

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Australia Waters Down Forum Communique’s Climate References

Australia Looks To Have Succeeded In Watering Down Language On Climate Change In The Communiqué Of Today’s Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’
Summit In…

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Pacific Shipwrecks Highlighted By COP24 President

The President Of The UN’s Global Climate Change Conference, COP 24, Has Highlighted The Issue Of Shipwrecks That Lie In The Waters Of
Some Pacific…

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Commonwealth Secretary-General On Pacific Climate Change

It Is An Undisputable Fact That Pacific Islanders Face An Existential Threat From Climate Change. To A Far More Immediate Degree Than
People Living In…

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’We Should Have Done More For Our People’ - Forum Climate Fight Leaves Bitter Taste

Pacific Islands Leaders Know All About Compromise, And Were Not Expecting Miracles, But They Will Still Come Away From The Pacific Forum…

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Poor Governance In The Pacific: The Forgotten Issue

There Was A Time When Australia Lectured The Pacific. John Howard Said In 2004 That Australia Had A “Special Responsibility” To Help
The…

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2nd Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards 2020 - Call For Nominations Open

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The 2nd Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards (PIELA). The PIELA Commemorates The Outstanding…

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Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

FFA Was Established In 1977 When Pacific Island Forum Leaders Decided To Establish A South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Open To All
Forum Members…

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Mixed News