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Pacific climate champion lauds Loss and Damage outcome from COP27 –but net zero, fossil...

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Tuvalu's Minister of Finance Seve Paeniu has praised the decision by the UN climate summit in Egypt, known as COP27, to formally recognise loss...

Pacific leaders celebrate COP27 victory on loss and damage fund after decades of advocacy

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Pacific leaders and climate activists are celebrating the establishment of a loss and damage financing mechanism in the COP27 agreement, three decades after they...

Least Developed Countries Group welcomes COP27 outcomes in establishing a fund to address loss...

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Following the closing of COP27 Sunday, the Least Developed Countries Group(LDC) Group representing 46 countries most vulnerable to climate change while contributing the least,...

The Pacific region is under threat – we must act now to mobilise climate...

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Blog by Labanya Prakash Jena, Commonwealth Regional Climate Finance Adviser, Indo-Pacific region The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) – 14 small island developing nations in the...

The Cook Islands is already experiencing climate effects

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Opinion by Mark Brown, Cook Islands Prime Minister It was my privilege to lead a delegation from the Cook Islands to Cop27, which was hosted...

Vanuatu climate court action gathers wave of support

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A campaign by the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu for the world's top court to take a stance on protecting people from climate...

COP27 closes with deal on loss and damage: ‘A step towards justice’, says UN...

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After days of intense negotiations that stretched into early Sunday morning in Sharm el-Sheikh, countries at the latest UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, reached...

No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas

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Developing countries vulnerable to the worst ravages of global heating have spent the past week at United Nations climate talks urging more support from...

Australia’s climate policies don’t match its big talk at COP27

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By Praveen Menon Australia is talking up its green credentials at the annual U.N. climate summit, but its policies do not match the portrayal as...

Stand and deliver’, urges UN Secretary-General as divides threaten COP27 negotiations ahead of deadline

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COP27 is scheduled to wrap up in 24 hours but countries remain divided on several significant issues including ‘loss and damage’, the UN Secretary-General...

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Kiribati to return to Pacific Islands Forum

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By Samantha Magick, Islands Business Forum Chair, Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says his office has now received a letter confirming this intention from Kiribati...

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...