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Pacific’s mission in Glasgow is clear: Fiji PM Bainimarama

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Leaders who cannot summon the courage to unveil the commitments and policy packages at COP26 should not bother booking a flight to Glasgow. Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama said instead, those leaders and the selfish interests they stand for should face consequences. Bainimarama said the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) are demanding net-zero emissions and accepting zero excuses. He said at COP26, the...

Samoa PM Fiame Mata’afa calls for more commitment from polluters

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In her address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa called for more climate action to fight the impacts of climate change in the region. Mata'afa said the real challenge for Pacific communities is about action for survival. “We all need to shoulder our responsibilities and play our part,” Mata'afa said in her address to...

PNG Prime Minister calls on world’s big carbon emitters to own up and apologise

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has called on the big carbon emitters of the world to own up and apologise to small island states including PNG who are victims of climate change. He made the call in his PNG Country Statement to the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United General Assembly on Friday the 24th...

Pacific nations appeal for solidarity to combat COVID-19 and climate change

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Pacific Island leaders speaking in the UN General Assembly on Saturday underlined the need for global solidarity, commitment and action to tackle COVID-19 and climate change, two crises which threaten sustainable development. Referring to the recent UN Secretary-General’s report Our Common Agenda, for a better, greener, and safer future for all, Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama outlined what that vision...

Fiji legislates 2050 net zero commitment, PM Bainimarama calls on G20 nations to follow suit

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Three days after the Fijian Parliament passed a ground-breaking Climate Change Bill, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama delivered a challenge to developed countries at the United Nations General Assembly to follow Fiji's lead in legislating a net-zero carbon emissions target by 2050. Fiji is the seventh country in the world -- and the first Small Island Developing State -- to pass...

Vanuatu to push international court for climate change opinion

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-Vanuatu is asking the International Court of Justice to issue an opinion on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from the adverse impacts of climate change. Vanuatu, with a population of some 280,000 people spread across roughly 80 islands, is among more than a dozen Pacific island nations facing rising sea levels and more regular storms...

Palau President Whipps calls UN to address “inequity” in climate finance

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Word leaders must address the “inequity and reduce the “artificial barriers” that hinder small countries from accessing climate finance needed to address the climate crisis, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last week. “We urge the UN to address this inequity and reduce the artificial barriers to allowing small countries...

Fiji records 54 new cases of COVID-19, FEMAT winding down its operation

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Fiji has recorded 54 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday increasing the total number of cases in the island nation to 50,685 and 588 deaths since the outbreak in April. Permanent secretary for Health, Dr James Fong said there have been 99 new recoveries to report since the last update, which means that there are now 13,022 active cases. “There have been...

Nauru president touts Taiwan’s global record at UN General Assembly

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Nauru President Lionel Aingimea said last Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that Taiwan has made exemplary contributions globally in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, including to his own country. In his address at the 76th session of the UNGA, Aingimea said Nauru has made significant progress in its COVID-19 vaccination effort and its overall response to...

European Union and UNCTAD join forces to boost Pacific trade

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A new trade facilitation project was launched last week by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to streamline customs clearance processes in the Pacific region and to generate efficiencies facilitating international trade. The project titled “Improving Pacific Islands Customs and Trade” (IMPACT) worth EUR 10 million(US$11.7 million) seeks to optimise border and...

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Pacific’s mission in Glasgow is clear: Fiji PM Bainimarama

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Leaders who cannot summon the courage to unveil the commitments and policy packages at COP26 should not bother booking a flight to Glasgow. Prime Minister,...

Samoa PM Fiame Mata’afa calls for more commitment from polluters

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In her address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Samoan Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa called for more climate action to fight the...

PNG Prime Minister calls on world’s big carbon emitters to own up and apologise

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has called on the big carbon emitters of the world to own up and apologise to small...