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The discussion engaged relevant experts and interested readers to comment and contribute to the assessment and methodology in the Technical Paper.
Sought only a selective number of member's feedback on existing policies, plans and institutional arrangements for integrating Gender and Social Inclusion (GSI) into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) planning and responses
Sought members’ feedback and personal insights on the content of the draft strategy and key elements to make it relevant and successful.
Sought comments from members on how well the portal is doing and ways to improve it.
Members commented on the draft report that reviews available literature on migration and climate change in the Pacific, and discussed whether and how economic migration should be considered as a climate change adaptation strategy.
Sought members’ feedback on capturing data, measuring contribution, key issues and challenges of volunteerism in the Pacific.
Members to share the major setbacks and solutions to efficiently and effectively engage delegates in the negotiations.
Sought member’s thoughts on backyard farming as an adaptation measure for urban women living in the low lying areas of Sikaiana
Members highlighted key areas or reminders policy makers need to be mindful of to avoid conflicting setback scenarios
Fiji Times News, 17 January 2014. There is a cyclone watch in progress in Solomon Islands with meteorologists tracking a tropical disturbance that is showing signs of developing further in the next couple of days. It is looking likely that it is going to have a moderate chance of developing to a tropical cyclone. The storm is moving east at about five kilometres an hour and if it does develop into a cyclone it is expected to threaten Vanuatu and New Caledonia
18 Janvier 2014. A Koumac, la situation s'ameliore. Le radier de Chagrin est de nouveau accessible et la tribu de Pagou n'est plus isolee. La RPN 10 entre Hienghene et Touho est bloquee au pont de la Tiwaka et la tribu de Ouanpoues se trouve isolee. Les communes de Houailou et de Ponerihouen, Kouaoua, Houailou, et Thio font face d'importantes coupures electriques depuis le debut de la journee. A Koumac the situation improves. The raft Grief is accessible again and Pagou tribe is...
Solomon Star News, 21 January 2014. A category four storm has ravaged Tonga’s northern islands, destroying up to 95 per cent of housing and food crops in the region. The damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Ian has left thousands of people displaced and facing critical food shortages. In response, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has distributed food packs to almost 1000 people on Tonga’s Vava'u and Ha'apai islands
17 Janvier 2014. Le nouveau Departement de la securite civile et de gestion des risques a declencher l'alerte pre-cyclonique pour l'ensemble du territoire de Nouvelle Caledonie. C'est le moment d'avoir une faible depression tropicale qui n'a pas encore ete nomme et devrait approcher l'extremite nord de la soiree. Ce phenomene devrait entrainer la deterioration des conditions meteorologiques sur le territoire pendant le weekend et forte pluies sont attendues....
18 Janvier 2014. Le centre d'environ 995 hPa pression etait Juin et son deplacement etait 15 kmh sud-sud. Les vents moyens estimes de 65 km / h (rafales a 95 km / h) dans une rayon de 55 km autour du centre. Superieure a 60 kilometres par heure (vents avec des rafales a 90 km / h) s'etendre dans un rayon de 110 km autour du centre. Juin a continue sur la voie sud sud-est que la volonte fait aller a environ 30 km en ouest de Belep le matin, et a 50 km au large de Koumac dans l'...
7 January 2014. Exceptionally high losses from weather related catastrophes in Europe and Super typhoon Haiyan dominated the overall picture of natural catastrophes in 2013. Floods and hailstorms caused double-digit billion dollar losses in central Europe, and in the Philippines one of the strongest cyclones in history, Super typhoon Haiyan, resulted in a human catastrophe with over 6,000 fatalities. Globally, losses from natural catastrophes in 2013 were somewhat more moderate: the direct...
Tropical Cyclone 12P (Edna) is now active in the Coral Sea located about 392 NM northwest of Noumea, New Caledonia. TC 12P is expected to track south-westward after 36 hours. As this tropical cyclone moves further pole ward, increasing wind shear, and cooling sea surface temperatures will hinder any significant intensification and eventually cause the cyclone to dissipate by the 72 hour point
RNZI News, 5 February 2014. A tropical cyclone warning is in force in the north of New Caledonia as a storm is heading south east. Cyclone Edna, with sustained winds of more than 90 kilometres an hour, is expected to weaken late tonight. The cyclone follows a depression, which according to police have left two people dead and two missing
Solomon Star News, 28 January 2014. There's a good chance a cyclone will develop in the Coral Sea. The Bureau of Meteorology is monitoring a low-pressure system inside a monsoon which extends from Papua New Guinea to the Solomon Islands, about 1000 kilometres northeast of Cairns. It's a good time for people to revisit their cyclone preparedness and have their cyclone kit ready
Tahiti Info News, 17 Janvier 2014. La collectivite francaise de Nouvelle- Caledonie a ete placee vendredi en pre‐alerte, en prevision d'un probable passage d'une depression tropicale, devenue cyclone et depuis vendredi nommee June par les autorites regionales, alors que les services de Meteo France indiquait le contraire deux heures plus tard. Le systeme depressionnaire, qui s'est forme en milieu de semaine entre la Papouasie-Nouvelle‐Guinee et les iles Salomon, se situait...
Islands Business News. Cyclone watchers in Australia say the cyclone are due to neutral El Nino-La Nina conditions in the region. The occurrence of tropical cyclones in the vast Oceanic region is monitored by the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) in Nadi and the Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres in Brisbane and Wellington. The next three months could bring as many as 11 cyclones to the Pacific islands region