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COP26: Amplifying Pacific voices at Glasgow conference

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The General Secretary of the Pacific Conference of Churches(PCC), Reverend James Bhagwan, says its vital Pacific voices are heard at the UN's Climate Change...

COP26 should be a turning point for leaders: UK High Commissioner Edgar

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The British High Commissioner to Fiji is hoping that COP26 will be a turning point in which the world’s governments and leaders start taking...

UN resolution on Climate Change rapporteur a boost for Pacific-SG Puna

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Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Henry Puna has welcomed the latest UN Human Rights Council vote for a UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights...

CVF celebrates creation of UN Special rapporteur to protect Human rights in the context...

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The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) presided by Bangladesh celebrated the creation of a dedicated role to protect and promote human rights in the context...

Pacific countries face COVID-19 hurdles to get to COP 26 climate talks

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Several Pacific Island countries have ruled out attending the COP 26 global climate change talks next month citing challenges around COVID-19 restrictions, quarantine and...

When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable

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Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods. That’s...

Atoll nation of Tuvalu adopts ‘cubes’ to step up nutritious food production

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Tuvalu, a small atoll island nation in the Central Pacific Ocean, is one of few countries in the world to have so far evaded...

More ambitious actions needed from the biggest emitting countries – Fiji PM Bainimarama

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The Small Island Developing States (SIDS)are on a mission to demand more ambitious actions from major emitters and the restoration of the health of...

UN isolation fund launched to support COP26 delegates who contract Covid-19

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UN Climate Change will cover the extra accommodation costs of developing country delegates who test positive for Covid-19 during the Cop26 climate talks and...

ADB raises 2019–2030 Climate Finance ambition to US$100 Billion

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced it is elevating its ambition to deliver climate financing to its developing member countries (DMCs) to US$100...

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