Aotearoa New Zealand and many Pacific Island nations have shown global leadership to introduce measures to help tackle Climate change. In the Pacific, we know that many nations are heavily impacted by the effects of a changing climate. Like many Governments, organisations and citizens in our region, we’re committed to helping tackle this challenge. Today, at GOP26, we are announcing the expansion of the Climate Science Information Centre in 100 new countries, including New Zealand and in Pacific Islands nations (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu).
Established in 2020 in conjunction with the IPCC, the Centre will connect people with resources from internationally recognised climate organisations NZ Climate Change Research Institute at the Victoria University of Wellington, Ministry for the Environment, Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development and the Palau International Coral Reef Centre.
As a global business that connects more than 3 billion people every month, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to make a real difference. Today’s announcement includes a range of initiatives to tackle climate change, both within our own business and on our platforms. You can read more about these initiatives in this newsroom post from Nick Clegg, VP, Global Affairs & Communications.