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USP student pleads to COP26 President on the future of the Pacific people

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University of the South Pacific (USP) student Salote Nasalo has pleaded to COP26 President Alok Sharma about the future of the Pacific people as...

COP26 President visit Fiji to continue momentum on climate action

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COP26 President Alok Sharma is visiting Fiji from 26-27 July 2022 to see the impacts of climate change in the Pacific region. He will highlight...

Global awareness critical to protect world’s mangroves: UN science chief

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-Time is running out to protect the world’s mangroves which are not only home to many species but also an important hedge against climate...

Landmark guidelines aim to protect children uprooted by climate change

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New UN-backed guidelines issued on Monday aim to protect, include and empower children forced to flee their homes due to the climate crisis, marking...

Pacific Islands Forum proclaims false “unity” on climate crisis

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By John Braddock After four days of talks on 14 July, the leaders of 14 Pacific nations emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF)...

‘No place like home’: Climate change threatens Fiji’s rugby nursery

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The white sands of Namatakula have nurtured generations of world-class rugby talent but rising sea levels threaten to force the abandonment of the palm-fringed...

Samoa Ocean Strategy video calls for global response to avert worst climate scenarios

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Samoa might be a small country in the eyes of the world but when it comes to matters of the Ocean, it is a...

Sea levels returning to normal in parts of the Pacific

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Sea levels in the eastern Pacific are expected to return to normal after days of heavy swells that have caused flooding in the Cook...

‘Moment for Nature’ essential to beat back threats, spur climate action

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With less than eight years remaining to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the President of the UN General Assembly convened a ‘Moment...

High swells hitting Pacific coasts made worse by rising sea levels

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A prolonged indentation in sea levels is being blamed for causing damaging elevated high tides in the Cook Islands, both Samoas and French Polynesia. A...

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2022 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING OUTCOMES

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The 2022 Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) was convened on 11-12 August 2022. The meeting was chaired by  Johnny Koanapo Rasou, Minister for Finance...

Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

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By Pita Ligaiula in Port Vila The geo-strategic competition intensifying in the Pacific region requires a reset in relationships that does not jeopardise diplomatic...

Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

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Vanuatu, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries, has today submitted one of the world’s most ambitious nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments to...