The Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and European Union (EU) have signed a multi-year climate and biodiversity agreement providing funding of some EUR 36 million over four years. Dubbed PROTEGE (“Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management” in French), the project aims to build sustainable development and climate-resilient economies in the overseas countries and territories (OCTs) by emphasising biodiversity and renewable resources.
Democracy cannot live without free, diverse and independent media. Journalists and media actors across the globe hold states, government officials, corporations and society at large accountable for their actions. But far too many among them face threats and attacks simply for carrying out their work, while the perpetrators of these attacks often act with total impunity.
Argentinean Pianist Marcela Fiorillo, recognised by the critics as “undeniably magnetic, charm and blessed with a creative spirit” (James Keller- Bangkok Post), will present “Passion - Five Centuries of Spanish Music” at the National Gallery of Australia this November. In this marvellous Concert, Marcela engages in a fascinating musical journey through 5 centuries of Spanish music, offering her audience the opportunity of listening a rarely performed repertoire.
The European Parliament has endorsed today the initiative to tackle marine litter at its source, targeting the 10 plastic products that most often end up in the oceans, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.