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Sink or swim: Can island states survive the climate crisis?

Small island nations across the world are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, and their problems have been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Forum Foreign Ministers endorse Weather Ready Pacific Decadal Programme of Investment

The Weather Ready Pacific Decadal Programme of Investment was endorsed at the Forum Foreign Ministerial Meeting (FFMM) on 27 July 2021. The Government of Tonga...

Study: Warming Waters Threaten Tuna-Dependent Economies in the Pacific

Climate change is driving tuna further to the east, threatening the economic security of several small island nations Global warming is expected to progressively push...

Shifting tuna populations could trigger ‘climate justice issue’: study

By Kiley Price Despite their small size, Pacific Island nations and territories are a powerhouse in the fishing industry, contributing more than a third...

Climate change remains the Pacific’s biggest threat – Forum Foreign Ministers declare

Pacific Foreign Affairs Ministers have concluded their virtual meeting this week reiterating the call that climate change remains the greatest threat facing the region...

Developing nations put numbers on the table for the next climate finance goal

By Chloé Farand Nearly 100 developing countries have come together to define what success means at Cop26, raising the stakes for donor countries to step...

WMO chief warns of rising extreme weather events, natural disasters

Extreme weather events and natural disasters will continue to increase, the head of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) warned on Monday, saying that climate...

Morrison left out on Pacific rim over climate diplomacy

By Wesly Morgan The first national leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as U.S President was Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama. There...

Marshall Islands trials solar powered outboard engines

The testing of a solar powered outboard engine for a locally built catamaran in Majuro this week is part of a large-scale sustainable ocean...

New project scales up early warning systems in the Pacific

A new project, Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Early Warning Systems in the Pacific, has been launched with funding from the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems...

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COVID19 a wake-up call for Pacific countries to strengthen social security systems

The COVID19 crisis was a wake-up call for many Pacific Island Countries to enhance their social security systems. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB),...

‘End the licences’: Vanuatu oil rig registry sparks concern amid climate advocacy

Thousands of kilometres away from the Pacific, an oil rig in the North Sea operates under the flag of Vanuatu. In the Black Sea, a...

Pacific Defence Ministers to meet in New Caledonia

Defence ministers from several Asian and Pacific States are scheduled to meet in New Caledonia for two days during the first week of December,...