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UNESCO opens Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, calling on sea protection

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The UNESCO general director, Audrey Azoulay, opened the Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, urging societies to include sea protection classes in the world's education...

Loss and Damage already a painful reality for Fiji

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Fiji has welcomed a new project designed to strengthen Pacific countries’ resilience to climate-induced loss and damage, noting that loss and damage from climate...

King tides cause new levels of devastation in Tuvalu, as nation weighs up Falepili...

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Angela Telupe watched her backyard flood as a king tide tightened its grip on the main island of Tuvalu. Outside her home in northern Funafuti,...

Rapa Nui Pacific Leaders Summit convene for Ocean protection action against microplastic pollution

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Fiji's Minister for Housing and Local Government, Maciu Katamotu Nalumisa is leading the country delegation at the Rapa Nui Pacific Leaders Summit in Easter...

Pacific Ocean Commissioner opens Palau Office, focuses on gender equality and regional cooperation

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The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC) has officially opened in Palau, led by Pacific Ocean Commissioner Dr Filimon Manoni. A core mission of...

Voices of indigenous communities come together to fight climate change

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Almost a hundred representatives from Aotearoa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands gathered in Suva, Fiji last week for the Oceania...

Maōri king and other indigenous Pacific leaders sign up to granting whales legal personhood

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Pacific indigenous leaders, including the Māori King, has urged the legal recognition of whales as persons with inherent rights. Māori leaders spearheading the Hinemoana Halo...

Oceania Member Associations come together to focus on climate change strategies

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The Pacific region, with its prevalence of low-lying islands, is especially vulnerable to climate change. Football is not immune, and is affected at all...

Coastal inundation from sea level rise identified as main risk to water quality and...

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The risks posed by climate-related hazards to the water quality and availability, and water infrastructure in Tuvalu were highlighted on the second day of...

Health and Disaster Risk Management experts in Tuvalu discuss findings of climate change risk...

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Climate change affects every facet of life for Pacific islanders, and for Tuvalu which is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts...

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