Climate Resilience

Conserving forest by cutting ‘big lif’

10 January 2024

‘Big lif’ (merremia) spells big problems for the forests of Vanuatu. Across the small Pacific nation, this invasive species has taken over disturbed forests, smothering trees and destroying healthy habitats for birds, insects and animals.…

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Voices from Zaira: A community standing strong for the forests and their future

24 October 2023

Customary landowners from Zaira on Lupa Vangunu are speaking out in an effort to protect the last old-growth rainforest on the island from commercial logging.  For more than a decade, logging companies have been trying…

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Youth leaders thinking ecologically

5 October 2023

An Ecological Thinking workshop was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in June (2023), to train youth club leaders from Honiara City Council (HCC) and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Seventeen HCC youth club leaders…

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Tuvalu Fact Sheet – Climate Resilient Islands

4 October 2023

The Climate Resilient Islands Programme is working with rural communities in Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, PNG and Solomon Islands to strengthen community resilience to the impacts of climate change through nature-based approaches. The Programme has…

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PNG Fact Sheet – Climate Resilient Islands

3 October 2023

The Climate Resilient Islands Programme is working with rural communities in Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, PNG and Solomon Islands to strengthen community resilience to the impacts of climate change through nature-based approaches. The Programme has…

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Sharing knowledge for stronger communities

6 September 2023

As part of the Climate Resilience Islands programme, communities are participating in an Indigenous knowledge leadership programme (IKLP), which has been developed to strengthen traditional practices and knowledge systems across the Pacific. The IKLP is…

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Disaster preparedness in Vanuatu CRI communities

5 September 2023

Communities participating in the Climate Resilient Islands programme across Vanuatu are facing a range of disasters and challenges to their resilience. The country’s ND-GAIN Resilience Ranking – measuring Vanuatu’s exposure, sensitivity and ability to adapt…

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The kitchen symbolising resilience

1 September 2023

Communities in Tuvalu, with the help of the local Live & Learn team, are gathering information for their Community Resilience Profiles. As part of this process, communities draw resilience pictures, which symbolise community strengths and…

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Working together and towards long-term goals through CRI

23 August 2023

The tribe of Kavula, known locally as ‘Yavusa Kavula’, is spread across two villages, Banikea and Kavula, in which the CRI programme is being implemented. These villages are located on the second largest island of…

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