Sunday, August 14, 2022


Tuvalu’s ‘underwater’ COP26 speech caught everyone by surprise, even the country’s PM

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) address delivered by the foreign minister of Tuvalu, Simon Kofe, went viral. But his creative thinking...

South Korea, Pacific islands hold FM talks

Foreign ministers from South Korea and 14 Pacific island countries held virtual talks on Tuesday during which they agreed to hold a summit of...

Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril

Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages Pacific representatives and negotiators have condemned...

COP26 keeps 1.5C alive and finalises Paris Agreement

COP26 has  concluded in Glasgow  Saturday with nearly 200 countries agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact to keep 1.5C alive and finalise the outstanding elements...

Glasgow climate talks spill over to Saturday

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Negotiations to reach a climate deal at a the Climate Change summit in Glasgow will continue Saturday, after a Friday...

Pacific negotiators outnumbered at COP26, Fiji PM not happy with UKCOP draft text

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Pacific Island negotiators are outnumbered by fossil fuel reps at COP26 by more than 12 to 1. Forum Chair and Fijian...

Time running out as negotiators scramble to finalise the UK COP26 Agreement

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Time is running out for COP26 negotiators to finalise an agreement as the climate change meeting wraps up Friday in...

Commonwealth SG calls on world leaders to close the gap in COP26 negotiations

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has appealed to world leaders to close the gap on climate change negotiations as most vulnerable...

Tonga calls for COP26 to accelerate actions to tackle the climate crisis

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Survival from the impacts of climate change is the most pressing concern for the Kingdom of Tonga. Addressing the COP26 High-Level...

Developed countries need to take real action to meet their historical obligation

By Pita Ligaiula in Glasgow Papua New Guinea Environment Minister Wera Mori, says developed countries need to take real action to meet their historical obligation...

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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

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

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...