Posted inStory / Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands declares climate crisis

The Marshall Islands has declared a national climate crisis. The country’s Nitijela, or Parliament, last month passed a resolution making the fight against climate change its top priority. Resolution 83, made public today, says the Marshall Islands continues to struggle to finance a response to the climate crisis. Passed by the Nitijela on 26 September, […]

Posted inStory / Our region

‘We need support’: Pacific Islands seek help and unity to fight climate change

In recent weeks, children marched, nations made promises and teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg scolded world leaders for “failing us.” But while one of the groups most vulnerable to climate change, the Pacific Islands, may have received fewer headlines, it was among those making the strongest calls for action. Pacific Island government officials in New […]

Posted inStory / Samoa

Reports on gender participation in agriculture launched

Reports on country gender assessments of agriculture and the rural sector for Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu have been launched in Samoa. The reports were compiled by the Pacific Community(SPC) in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and strives to improve understanding of gender perspectives of agriculture and […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

Saving Pacific Islanders from geoengineering

Geoengineering will save us from the climate crisis, its champions insist. By using technology either to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or to deflect some solar radiation away from the Earth, they claim, we can undo the damage wrought by humanity’s failure to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But while it certainly sounds like […]

Posted inStory / Fiji

Pacific region shows leadership and ambition in its national climate efforts

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are key to sustainable development and are the building blocks for low carbon development (LCD). Reflecting on the commitments of Pacific Leaders to net-zero emissions and resilient societies by 2050 at the Pacific SIDS High level breakfast event in New York, Climate Analytics managing director, Dr Bill Hare said by implementing […]

Posted inStory / Cook Islands

Cook Islands calls for immediate and full replenishment of Green Climate Fund at the United Nations

Cook Islands has called for immediate and full replenishment of Green Climate Fund at the United Nations. Speaking at the United Nations in New York Tuesday at the Commonwealth Minister’s Dialogue on climate change, resilience building and ocean action, Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown said “nothing less than full replenishment of the Green Climate Fund […]

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Climate strikers seek action to avert disaster

NEW YORK — Climate change continues to pose an existential threat to many low-lying countries in Asia and the Pacific, with rising seas putting people’s homes, livelihoods and culture at risk. At a more extreme level, some communities are already being relocated because of rising waters, making future movements across borders a very plausible reality for many people, especially […]