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06:12 am GMT+12, 23/10/2020
 
One of the world's largest flag states has criticised an industry-backed proposal for a global short term-measure to cut emissions.   The proposal seeks to impose new broad energy efficiency requirements and individual annual carbon intensity targets, disclosures and rating obligations for ships.   It has the backing of the International Chamber of Shipping as well as Japan, China, Denmark, Norway and other shipping » read more
 
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INSIDER: Funding Climate Goals: 3 Lessons from Fiji
06:08 am GMT+12, 23/10/2020, Fiji
By Caitlin Smith and Prashant Chandra     Getting climate finance right is a matter of survival for small island developing states. Yet most countries lack a clear understanding of how much money is being spent to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation targets. Fiji is trying Read more

Climate change alters diets in small, remote parts of the Solomon Islands
By Mike Puia   For more than 25 generations, the peo
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BIOPAMA awards National Trust of Fiji 68K Euro grant for the conservation of Fiji’s protected areas
IUCN Oceania, through the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme has awa
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Pioneer students complete the University of the South Pacific Postgraduate Certificate in Border security
The first group of students enrolled in the University of the South Pacific (USP) Postgraduate Ce
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The USP saga: domestic politics versus regional aspirations
Written by Sadhana Sen   Ever since Pal Ahluwalia wa
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Business News
New report finds rising mental health concerns for business owners in the Pacific
06:15 am GMT+12, 23/10/2020, Australia
The Pacific Business Monitor, a monthly survey tracking the effect of COVID-19 on businesses in the Pacific region by Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) network, has revealed a rapidly worsening state of emotional wellbeing amongst business decision-makers in the Pacific region.   October’s Read more

Calls for a Covid 'kava bubble' as supply from Pacific to Australia dries up
With little of the homemade Pacific brew available in Australia, prices have skyrocketed, and
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Small Islands States lacks funding to recover from COVID-19
Small Pacific Island States do not have enough resources to fully recover from COVID-19 and are c
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Energy Fiji Limited and IFC sign agreement for Pacific’s largest solar project
A landmark agreement between Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) and IFC to deliver the largest solar proje
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K100 million for SMEs in PNG
Bank South Pacific(BSP) will start accepting loan applications from small to medium enterprises w
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Sports News
Nations Cup blow for Fiji as Semi Radradra ruled out until the end of November
06:17 am GMT+12, 23/10/2020, United Kingdom
Test rugby fans looking forward to Semi Radradra adding his Bristol frills to Fiji when they compete in next month’s Autumn Nations Cup have had their hopes dashed. Radradra limped out of the closing stages of Bristol’s Challenge Cup final win over Toulon in Aix-en-Provence last Friday Read more

Solomon Islands, China sign agreement on construction of 2023 Pacific Games facilities
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Minister Manasseh Sogavare has witnessed the signing of the &lsquo
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Marcus Bai rallies PNG to show support for Olam and Melbourne Storm
His name will ink down in the history books of Australia’s National Rugby League as the sec
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Fijian XV coach Seruvakula ready for the challenge
Fijian XV coach Senirusi Seruvakula is ready to take up the challenge and lead our first national
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Flying Fijians half-back Frank Lomani ready for the task in Europe
Flying Fijians star half-back Frank Lomani has regarded himself as one of the fortune players who
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