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Developing nations, UN seek clear plan for promised climate finance

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Pressure is growing on rich countries to set out exactly how they will deliver a promised US$100 billion a year in funding to help...

Morrison government rejects call to phase out coal power ahead of UN session on...

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A call from a Pacific island neighbour to phase out coal power is one of 55 recommendations the Morrison government has rejected ahead of...

Climate change ‘greatest threat’ to livelihoods, security of Pacific people: Expert

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An environmental official stressed that climate change is “the single greatest threat” to Pacific peoples' livelihoods and security as he highlighted the devastating effects...

Forget GDP, ‘vulnerability index best gauges aid’ to small islands

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Small island nations on the climate crisis frontlines have been overlooked in overseas aid, according to a new index. Urging a move away from the...

Why inclusive climate consultations matter in Tuvalu

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By Giulio Fabris Home to some 11,000 inhabitants, Tuvalu consists of three islands and six low-lying atolls scattered across the middle of the Pacific...

Legal definition of ‘ecocide’ a new milestone in efforts to criminalise environmental mass destruction

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A new, much-awaited legal definition of “ecocide” has moved the world a step closer to recognising the plunder and mass destruction of nature as...

Kainaki Lua, Pacific Resilience Facility and Pacific 2050 Vision top first mission for SG...

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Partnerships and advocacy for urgent climate change action, partnerships for a new regional resilience financing facility, and a reinvigorated vision for regionalism towards 2050...

‘The next pandemic’: drought is a hidden global crisis, UN says

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Drought is a hidden global crisis that risks becoming “the next pandemic” if countries do not take urgent action on water and land management...

A New Zealand chapter of Greta Thunberg-linked climate movement disbands itself for being ‘racist’

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In September 2019, the streets of Auckland, New Zealand were a sea of protesters. Across the globe, several million people were marching as part of...

SPREP to celebrate 28 years with an Open Day on 16 June

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will open its doors to the public on 16 June in celebration of the day...

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PINA welcomes Fijian Government’s review of current Media Laws in Fiji

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By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor President of the Pacific Islands News Association, Kora Nou today warmly welcomed the new Fijian Government’s immediate push to revisit...

Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand PM, pledges focus on economy

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Chris Hipkins was sworn in Wednesday as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised...

Namah condemns arrest of West Papua governor

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Vanimo-Green River MP Belden Namah has condemned the manner in which West Papua Governor Lucas Enembe was arrested and detainted by the Indonesian government. Namah,...