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Kiribati Government declares state of disaster due to severe drought

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The Kiribati Government has declared a State of Disaster for the entire country because of drought. This follows increased salinity levels in the water sources...

Island states say fund for climate disaster victims must be created by Cop27

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Vulnerable island states say they cannot wait another three years for a funding mechanism to help victims of climate disasters. Developing countries demanded the creation...

SPREP advocates for new and innovative financing to address loss and damage in the...

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The Pacific region’s call for strengthened finance to minimise Loss and Damage (L&D) associated with the adverse impacts of climate change has been amplified...

Pacific Islands voices dominate in Bonn

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A point of order intervention from Pacific and other global islands voices in climate talks Germany last week has rippled round the world. Pacific nations...

Climate change a bigger threat than war, Fiji tells security summit

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Fiji has told an Asian security summit that climate change is a bigger threat to the Pacific than military tensions. “In our blue Pacific continent,...

Vulnerable nations demand funding for climate losses, fearing UN ‘talk shop’

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The surging costs of climate change-driven destruction have made vulnerable nations poorer by about one-fifth, 55 such countries said on Wednesday, as fears grow...

Pacific seeks to ensure ‘wider commitment’ on ocean

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The global community needs to “be inspired” to defend the world's oceans ahead of the second United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon at the...

Tuvalu wants Australia’s help to lead Commonwealth with a climate focus

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The Pacific nation of Tuvalu has launched a longshot bid to head the Commonwealth and put climate action firmly on the world’s agenda –...

‘We can do better, we must’ declares departing UN climate change chief, as COP27...

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The annual UN Climate Change Conference in the German city of Bonn began on Monday, designed to lay the groundwork for a successful COP27,...

As people of the moana, we remain hopeful, but we need your help!

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Opinion- The Pacific people are people of the moana. Our Ocean is part of us as much as we are part of the vast...

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

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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

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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

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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...