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Australian Labour rules out post-election climate deals, dismissing Coalition scare campaign

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The Australian opposition has attempted to blunt a Coalition scare campaign by ruling out negotiating a stronger emissions reduction target if next year’s election...

Convert climate ‘promises to action’, urge UN rights experts

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Marking the 35th anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development, independent UN human rights experts on Friday issued an urgent call to...

Pacific Ocean garbage patch is immense plastic habitat

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Scientists have discovered marine animals living on plastic debris in an area of the open ocean dubbed "the Great Pacific Garbage Patch". Many of the...

A rush to mine the deep ocean has environmentalists worried

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In a large building overlooking the sea in Kingston, Jamaica, national members of a little-known international organisation are meeting for contentious talks that could...

COP26 Glasgow Climate Pact – “We didn’t come home empty handed”

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By Opinion by Tagaloa Cooper The odds are always stacked against the Pacific region in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

Pacific Island leaders bemoan weak Glasgow climate pact

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Leaders from Pacific Islands threatened by rising sea levels said they were disappointed with the Glasgow climate pact, which called for a phase down...

Fiji’s role at COP26 was necessary: PM Bainimarama

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Fijian Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama says he is dumbfounded that Fiji’s role at COP26 has been a source of criticism. Speaking in parliament Monday Bainimarama...

‘Declaration of war’: Pacific islands blast COP26 pledges

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Nations most vulnerable to climate change say rich world must step up, meet goal to limit temperature rise to 1.5C. By Catherine Wilson The United Nations...

UN shipping body considers zero emissions goal, defers decision to 2023

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Countries are open to strengthening a global climate goal for shipping, but not before a planned review of the strategy in 2023. That was the...

Role of Culture and religion in influencing positive Environmental behaviours explored

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The role of traditional and cultural practices and religion in influencing positive environmental behaviours amongst Pacific Island communities was discussed during the sixth day...

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‘The right person’: What did Solomon Islanders vote for?

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After a relatively well-organised and peaceful day of voting in Solomon Islands, the electoral commission is working with donor partners to safely transport ballot...

IRENA Assembly President urges global action for renewable energy transition

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The President of the 14th IRENA Assembly and Rwanda Minister of Infrastructure, Jimmy Gasore, has recognised the historic progress achieved at COP28 through the...

IRENA DG urges accelerated action towards renewable energy goals

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The Director General of IRENA, Francesco La Camera has told the opening session of the 14th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly in Abu...