British diplomat on climate: ‘This is existential’

The British High Commissioner to New Zealand says it's not her place to single out specific countries which need to do better on climate...

Fiji is slowly transitioning to normalcy

Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji remains on track to welcome back tourists in less than one week. Speaking on Radio Fiji One’s –...

Cook Islands PM repeats calls for international recognition of climate

The Cook Islands Prime Minister is calling on the international finance community to recognise the debt small island states are taking on for climate...

Some positives were achieved in COP26: UN

United Nations Resident Coordinator to Fiji Sanaka Samarasinha says it is important to note that there were some successes achieved at the COP26 in...

New Report paves the way for Pacific Sea turtle extinction risk model

A report released today by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is the first step towards assessing the risk of extinction...

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...

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Yap narrowly votes for political status review; constitutional change in the offing

Yap voters gave the nod to a review of the state’s political status, a decision that would commence the process for Yap’s constitutional amendment...

Security expert calls for unity against “Polycrisis” at Pacific Security Conference

The director of the Pacific Security College Professor Dave Peebles, has addressed one of the urgent security challenges confronting the Pacific. And Professor Peebles shared...

Fiji PM Rabuka says unified response needed for security challenges facing the region

Fijian Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has called for urgent collective action to address the complex “polycrisis” threatening the Blue Pacific. “Seeing everyone here highlights the...