Submitted by leannem on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 16:35
Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion
October 4, 2019 by leannem
Climate Change Resilience

The Pacific’s presence at the upcoming 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP25) will receive a boost in visibility, following the announcement of the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion. 

The Pavilion, which comes about in the spirit of Pacific partnership between the Governments of Fiji and New Zealand and regional agencies, with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) as the Pavilion Management Group. 

The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion will provide a platform for discussion, debate and knowledge-transfer on issues important to the Pacific, including options for enhancing mitigation and resilience, and amplify the Pacific’s call for ambitions global action by all. 

The call for side events is at the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion is now open.

“This is the opportunity to tell our Pacific stories about climate action at COP25, the Blue COP in Chile,” said Ms Tagaloa Cooper, Director of Climate Change Resilience of SPREP.

“We now have an open call for side events and are looking forward to the range we will receive.  Given this is the Blue COP both climate and ocean issues are priority areas for us in the pavilion.”

The Moana Pacific Blue Pavilion will support collaboration involving stakeholders from the Pacific to promote a high level of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) ambition and to exchange stories of national resilience planning.

It will also, through the use of a range of communications mediums, showcase the challenges and opportunities for climate change affected regions in the Pacific. 

Further information on the Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion and the side events can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/y2chsf5m.

The online application form can be accessed at this link, and the Microsoft word version of the form can be found here: https://bit.ly/2AESDqx.

The deadline for applications will close at 5pm CEST, 14 October 2019.

The Moana Blue Pacific Pavilion will also encourage environmentally friendly actions, and will be a single-use plastic free space that will encourage as very little waste as possible. 

“As stewards of the world’s largest ocean, we must lead by example and be more conscious of the waste we generate. Approximately 80% of all ocean plastic comes from land-based sources, therefore, the Pacific Pavilion will be a space that will encourage minimal waste,” Ms Cooper said.

For more information, please email [email protected]