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Pacific Island leaders bemoan weak Glasgow climate pact

Leaders from Pacific Islands threatened by rising sea levels said they were disappointed with the Glasgow climate pact, which called for a phase down...

Fiji’s role at COP26 was necessary: PM Bainimarama

Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says he is dumbfounded that Fiji’s role at COP26 has been a source of criticism. Speaking in parliament Monday Bainimarama...

‘Declaration of war’: Pacific islands blast COP26 pledges

Nations most vulnerable to climate change say rich world must step up, meet goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5C. By Catherine Wilson The United Nations...

Climate summit was not a vacation says Fijian PM

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the Fijian delegation at COP26 did not depart our shores for a vacation in Glasgow, Scotland, but had...

Some positives were achieved in COP26: UN

United Nations Resident Coordinator to Fiji Sanaka Samarasinha says it is important to note that there were some successes achieved at the COP26 in...

Pacific dismay over India and China’s move to water down COP26 deal

Tuvalu's climate minister has hit out at a last minute move to water down a new climate deal that 197 countries signed off on...

COP26 keeps 1.5C alive and finalises Paris Agreement

COP26 has  concluded in Glasgow  Saturday with nearly 200 countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements...

Glasgow climate talks spill over to Saturday

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Negotiations to reach a climate deal at a the Climate Change summit in Glasgow will continue Saturday, after a Friday...

Pacific negotiators outnumbered at COP26, Fiji PM not happy with UKCOP draft text

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Pacific Island negotiators are outnumbered by fossil fuel reps at COP26 by more than 12 to 1. Forum Chair and Fijian...

Time running out as negotiators scramble to finalise the UK COP26 Agreement

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Time is running out for COP26 negotiators to finalise an agreement as the climate change meeting wraps up Friday in...

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Fiji Media organisations call on the government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act

The Fijian media industry has strongly called on the coalition government to repeal the Media Industry Development Act (MIDA)which first came as a decree...

Pacific nation’s concern over Australia’s coal plans

Samoan Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa has expressed her concern over Australia’s potential to launch new gas and coal projects ahead of the country’s...

Samoan PM raises concerns over China security precedent

Samoa’s prime minister has raised concerns about China muscling its way into the Pacific but stressed relations with Beijing need to be seen in...