Thursday, June 30, 2022

Vanuatu calls on Australia to back its UN bid to recognise climate change harm

Australia’s new Labor government has been called on to prove its commitment to climate action and support for Pacific countries by backing a campaign...

NZ Government dumps $500m plan to raise sinking Pacific Island

The New Zealand Government quietly dumped a $500m (US$315 million) climate change plan for the sinking Pacific island nation of Kiribati - after spending...

Climate change: Bonn talks end in acrimony over compensation

Two weeks of climate talks in Germany have ended in acrimony between rich and poor countries over cash for climate damage. Developing countries say they...

U.S Navy pledges climate support

The U.S Navy has pledged to support Pacific island nations, including Fiji, in the battle against climate change. Its civilian Head Secretary, Carlos Del Toro,...

Some rich nations felt demands on finance were ‘too strong’: UN Climate change chief

Some rich nations felt outgoing UN Climate Change head Patricia Espinosa’s repeated calls for more cash for vulnerable countries was “too strong,” she told...

Australia updates UN climate submission

- Australia has submitted more ambitious climate targets to the United Nations, with the government declaring the country had turned a corner on the...

Vision Pasifika Media Awards shining spotlight on Pacific resilience in face of climate crisis

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), in partnership with Aotearoa New Zealand and key regional media partners — the Pacific Islands...

Tuvalu could be underwater within 100 years. How could virtual reality help?

By Anna Kelsey-Sugg, Chris Bullock It's a question that's both tragic and hopeful: if a country stops existing physically, can it continue to exist...

Addressing Climate Change is Safeguarding Human Rights

Opinion by Bob Loughman Weibur, Vanuatu Prime Minister Climate change represents the single greatest threat to Pacific Islanders and the Pacific way of life,...

Labour Migration and Climate Justice?

Viewpoint by Carol Farbotko, Taukiei Kitara and Olivia Dun Migration is a potentially adaptive response to climate change. Adaptive migration responses do not involve...

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Fiji prepares to welcome Forum Leaders to Suva for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum

Leaders from across the Pacific region will be gathering next month for the 51st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) and related meetings from 11-14 July...

Pacific Small Island Developing States call for stronger partnerships to sustainably manage oceans

By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) are demanding greater action from countries responsible for increased pressure on marine ecosystems...

Marine and coastal ecosystems most threatened in the world

By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Pacific leaders attending the 2022 UN Ocean Conferences this week heard that 'Marine and coastal ecosystems' are the most...