Pacific states to benefit from new IRIS initiative

Small island states of the Pacific were very much in the forefront when the leaders of India, Britain and Australia launched IRIS, a new initiative aimed at providing infrastructure support to reinforce the resilience

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“CLIMATE CHANGE IS OCEAN CHANGE” AT COP26, GLOBAL LEADERS SHOULD CONSIDER THE PACIFIC WAY

Climate change is ocean change. This is a reality that has escaped much of the world’s attention, but is daily life in the Pacific Islands. Today’s ocean is warmer and more acidic, sea levels are rising, and extreme

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Pacific Conversation – Flex for 1.5: Amplifying our Pacific Voice at COP26

The Twenty-Sixth Conference of the Parties is held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October – 12 November 2021 this year. Man made climate change is affecting the way of life as we all know it, and while our Pacific

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COP26 cop out?

Making Glasgow matter Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah, blah, blah. Net-zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah. This is all we hear from our so-called leaders. Words that sound great but so far have not

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COP26 Cop out?

Making Glasgow matter Build back better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah, blah, blah. Net-zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah. This is all we hear from our so-called leaders. Words that sound great but so far have not

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Listen to the women

The unheard voices at every COP meeting By Netani Rika Across the world, advocates press for the voices of women to be heard at COP26 in Edinburgh, Scotland. For after decades of talks on climate change and despite the

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Youth driving climate ambition

By Ernest Gibson For the first time since the pandemic took hold in March 2020, more than 350 young people from all regions of the world convened in a single space. The Youth4Climate event, hosted in Milano, Italy was

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Islands Business October 2021 edition

Islands Business September Issue

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Countdown to COP26: Pacific Notes

“We face the most difficult questions — which islands to preserve, what happens when our people are forced to move against their will, how will we preserve our culture?” Marshall Islands President David Kabua

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How satellite technologies can aid Fiji & other Pacific Island nations to access finance & build climate resilience?

#Countdown to COP26 Sepesa Curuki and his community are coming to terms with the prospect of climate change-related relocation from Cogea village on Fiji’s second largest island of Vanua Levu. Their village, which

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How effective is climate finance in the Pacific

“Climate finance cannot be about loans, we cannot give our children the burden of servicing our debts.” That was the message Oxfam in the Pacific’s Regional Director, Raijeli Nicole delivered at a recent online

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The Pacific looks to Glasgow

What will the Pacific islands region be prioritising at the COP26 climate talks? By Dr Ian Fry As wildfires take lives and ravage property around the Mediterranean and North America and floods destroy lives and property

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