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Nauruans (and refugees) have nowhere to hide

Tuesday - Everyone on Nauru – indigenous Nauruans and refugees alike – is experiencing the impacts of one the greatest social, economic and political threats faced by the world today: global environmental change.

Marshalls vow to be carbon neutral by 2050

27 Sep 18 - The Marshall Islands have released a comprehensive climate strategy to go carbon-neutral by 2050, becoming the first island nation to do so.

Australia tried to water down Pacific stand, says PM

7 Sep 18 - Australia tried to water down a resolution on climate change agreed by country representatives at the Pacific Islands Forum, a leader attending the event has claimed.

NZ backs Pacific call for UN to do more

6 Sep 18 - New Zealand is backing other Pacific nations calling for the United Nations to up its game over the security threats posed by climate change.

Mental hospital best for some leaders, says Samoa PM

3 Sep 18 - Samoan leaderTuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has called climate change an “existential threat ... for all our Pacific family” and said that any world leader who denied climate change’s existence should be taken to a mental hospital.

STORM SURGE: Hurricane Lane carries warning for the Pacific

27 Aug 18 - Warming water in the Central Pacific as global temperatures rise is likely to boost tropical storm activity in a region largely spared in the past.

Tesla to boost power in Pago Pago

Pago Pago, American Saoa

24 Aug 18 - American Samoa is transforming to 100 per cent renewable energy with the help of a Tesla powerpack.


New Caledonia votes to protect coral reef

20 Aug 18 - New Caledonia has agreed to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hail as a major breakthrough.

Palau plans the fastest-ever shift to renewable energy

20 Jul 18 - Palau plans to stop buying diesel and go 100 per cent solar by the end of 2019 - offering a blueprint for other Pacific nations to do the same.

Spotlight goes on NZ climate aid to Pacific

19 Jul 18 - New Zealand’s support for Pacific countries threatened by climate change will be under the spotlight in Fiji next week.

Islands show little interest in insurance offer

3 Jul 18 - Only a handful of Pafific Islands nations have signed up to an insurance scheme that dispenses rapid payouts in a crisis - a situation experts hope to change.

Majuro tidal graphics made them weep

25 Jun 18 - Striking sea-level rise images have sent shockwaves through the Marshallese community and brought some EU ministers to tears.

Climate will empty islands in just decades, warns report

27 Apr 18 - Low-lying atolls around the world will be overtaken by sea-level rises within a few decades, according to a new study.

Climate change threatens Fiji's survival, says PM

4 Apr 18 - Fiji is in a fight for survival as climate change brings almost constant deadly cyclones, says Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.

Changing climate threatens Easter Island's mighty moai

19 Mar 18 - Rising sea levels are eroding Easter Island and its many archaeological sites, including its iconic moai statues and village remains.

NZ and island nations pay climate fee on time

30 Jan 18 - New Zealand and five small states in the area are among the handful of countries that have paid this year’s dues to the United Nations’ climate change work.

Fiji summit calls for action on climate migration

11 Dec 17 - Civil society leaders from more than 100 countries meeting in Suva have called for action on climate-induced displacement.

Rising tides lap at the Pacific's dome of poison

29 Nov 17 - Rising seas caused by climate change are seeping inside a United States nuclear waste dump on a remote and low-lying Pacific atoll.

It's not a done deal, low-lying islands can shape a future

20 Nov 17 - While the plight of low-lying Pacific islands should not be ignored, it is just as damaging to assume that their fate is already sealed.


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