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Pacific Forum Members hold third briefing with Japan regarding Fukushima treated nuclear wastewater

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Pacific nations continue to raise questions and concerns in closed briefing sessions around plans by Japan to discharge over a million tonnes of treated...

New ideas, new resources: ADB’s blue bond a big step toward healthy oceans

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The Asia and Pacific region is home to three-quarters of global coral reefs and more than half of all mangrove areas. The region’s aquaculture production...

Forum SG Henry Puna statement to third Japan-PIF briefing on Fukushima wastewater

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Warm Pacific greetings from Suva. I am pleased to welcome you all to this third briefing session with Japan in relation to the ALPS...

COP26: Poorest countries fear not reaching UK for climate summit

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The world's poorest countries say they are worried about getting to the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November. Twenty are on the UK's Covid...

Commonwealth to champion climate-vulnerable small states at COP26

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The Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland called for urgent action to ensure improved climate resilience of small states and promised to amplify the concerns of...

Fijian government welcomes the appointment of new SPREP Director General

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The Fijian Government welcomes the appointment of Sefanaia Nawadra as the new Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Nawadra's appointment...

Cook Islands PM readies for COP 26 in Glasgow

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The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands has called on the population to take seriously the threat from climate change. In November Mark Brown will...

Commonsensing Project builds Climate resilience for Small Island nations

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By Neena Bhandari The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP) Commonsensing is led by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) through...

Pacific Ministers reaffirm commitment to tackling environmental issues impacting the Pacific region

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Ministers from around the Pacific Friday gathered virtually to participate in a ‘Talanoa’ to discuss some of the pertinent key priority issues bearing direct...

UK rejects campaigners’ call to postpone COP26 climate talks again

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The UK is resisting a call by campaigners to postpone critical UN climate talks, promising extra measures to address concerns about safety and inclusiveness...

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Brigadier General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of Fiji’s Miilitary Forces

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Brigadier-General Jone Kalouniwai is the new Commander of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces(RFMF), taking over from Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto. This was confirmed...

Samoa Supreme Court orders HRPP members to be sworn in

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Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in...

Changes to Australia’s Pacific labour programmes welcomed

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Changes to Australia's Pacific worker programmes have been welcomed but questions remain over the pathway to permanent residency. The Australian government hailed their reforms to...