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Japan to release second batch of wastewater from Fukushima nuclear plant this week

Japan will begin releasing a second batch of wastewater from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant from this week, its operator has said, an exercise...

Tuvalu, Kiribati climate migrants ‘need immigration pathway’

Immigration reforms are urgently needed to create a pathway for climate migration to Aotearoa New Zealand from the low-lying atoll countries of Tuvalu and...

U.S Pacific security deal with Marshall Islands at risk over Nuclear payments description

The United States struck security agreements last week with Pacific Island nations seen as a key part of U.S plans to counter China’s territorial...

Pacific countries endorse Guiding Framework for Invasive Species Management

Invasive species are a threat to Pacific communities, they are destructive to native biodiversity and the natural environment and have major socio-economic impacts on...

SIDS are being ravaged and bearing the terrible burden of bigger countries’ pursuit of...

Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and Samoan Prime Minister, Fiame Mata'afa has told the UN Climate Ambition Summit in New...

Climate inaction puts lives on the line: WMO

Insufficient progress towards climate goals is slowing down the global fight against poverty, hunger and deadly diseases, according to a report released on Thursday...

USAID Climate Ready project mobilises US$562 million for Pacific Island countries’ climate resilience

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Climate Ready project has mobilised US$562 million from Climate Finance Organisations to support Pacific Island countries...

Australia extends climate assistance

Fiji will be one of the eight Pacific Island countries to benefit from the Climate Finance Experts that will be funded by the Australian...

Urgent action needed for sea turtle conservation in Fiji

New preliminary research findings highlight persistent and alarming rate of ongoing sea turtle harvesting, which directly contradicts the well-defined regulations prohibiting this practice. A...

The Fukushima Decision: A Betrayal to the Pacific Trust

By Dr Transform Aqorau The recent announcement from the Japanese government, sanctioning the discharge of recycled waste from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the...

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‘End the licences’: Vanuatu oil rig registry sparks concern amid climate advocacy

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Pacific Defence Ministers to meet in New Caledonia

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