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1.5 future is still possible, despite Biden Summit shortfalls – Dame Meg Taylor

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The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General Dame Meg Taylor says a commitment to keeping global warming to the Paris Agreement limit of 1.5 degrees...

Vanuatu’s religious call for climate justice

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Around the world, people of faith are calling on their leaders to close the massive gap between what is required to limit global temperature...

Oceans under threat like never before, warns World Meteorological Organisation

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Climate change has hit the world’s oceans hard, UN weather experts said on Monday, in a call for lifesaving monitoring and early warning services...

Loggers defy protections to take Solomon Islands’ rare Tubi trees

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By Ofani Eremae At the Korona logging camp on San Jorge Island in the Solomon Islands’ Isabel province, the logging machinery lay quiet. Except...

Fiji affirms commitment to building resilient infrastructure

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Fiji is at the forefront of global efforts to strengthen disaster and climate resilience by pursuing resilient infrastructure development. This message was conveyed at the...
LC Linnix charter vessel to Banaba Island

Fresh water and a new desalination plant arrives in Banaba

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The people of Banaba in Kiribati have received the much-needed fresh water supplies from the capital Tarawa on Sunday – after a year without...

Government of Kiribati prepares charter vessel to take water to desperate families in Banaba

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The Office of the President in Kiribati has today responded swiftly to desperate pleas for fresh water supplies from the people of Banaba. PACNEWS has...

Islands, rocks and tuna: Pacific nations draw new battle lines against rising seas

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Small island states in the Pacific are opening a new front in the fight against rising seas, to secure rights to an ocean area...

Severe drought and water crisis in Banaba, community elder calls for humanitarian intervention from...

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The people of Banaba Island in Kiribati are calling for humanitarian intervention from Australia, New Zealand and the international community to an on-going severe...

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Calls on Pacific leaders to stand in solidarity against deep sea mining

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal Chair of the Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)has called on Pacific nations of Nauru, Cook Islands,...

Tonga recognises the importance of science, and transfer of marine technology to SIDS

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The Tongan government has joined other countries in the call for the adoption of the “Declaration for the enhancement...

Alliance launched against deep sea mining

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By Pita Ligaiula in Lisbon, Portugal The Pacific nations of Palau and Fiji announced Monday their strong opposition to deep-sea mining and the launch of...