Milestone COP28 side event calls for urgent global action on 1.5°C goal

Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Cook Islands Prime Minister, Mark Brown has highlighted the nature of the 1.5°C target, emphasising the commitment required to uphold the 2015 Paris Agreement. The COP28 meeting in Dubai

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Tuvalu official raises concerns and opportunities in Australia’s climate refuge offer

The Pacific Islands Forum Programme Adviser for Resilient Development Finance, has shared his thoughts on Australia’s offer to provide refuge to Tuvalu citizens in the face of climate change. In a PACNEWS interview,

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Palau, Tonga, Fiji call for concrete actions at COP28 to combat climate crisis

Palau’s President Surangel Whipps Jr. Friday delivered a powerful message emphasising the urgent need for global unity and concrete actions to combat the climate crisis. Addressing the distinguished audience,

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Dubai dispatch: Pacific views on Loss and Damage

Sera Tikotikovatu-Sefeti reports from COP28 “If you are not making any moves on climate mitigation, on reducing or phasing out fossil fuel then this is just blood money.” This is the view of General Secretary of the

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Analysis: Steps forward on Loss and Damage at COP28

When Fiji was hit by Cyclone Winston in 2015, it caused F$2 billion worth of loss and damage. The Fiji government’s official post-disaster assessment highlighted many adverse impacts. Nearly 40,000 people required

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Science points to ‘climate collapse’ as UN chief calls COP28 to action

The world is heating up at an unprecedented pace, new climate data shows, and leaders gathered for the COP28 conference which opened in Dubai on Thursday must get us out of “deep trouble”, UN Chief António Guterres

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PNG PM swings axe on huge delegation

A proposed list of 56 PNG Ministers, departmental heads, protocol staff, close protection officers and departmental staff travelling to the UN Climate Conference in Dubai has been chopped by the Prime Minister to 29

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Palau’s Climate Change negotiator Matsutaro emphasise ambition and urgency at COP28

Palau’s climate change negotiator and Chair of Pacific Small Island Developing States(PSIDS), Xavier Matsutaro has emphasised the critical need for ambition and urgency at COP28, underscoring the pivotal role of

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Pacific Gender champion urges stronger female representation and accountability at COP28

Pacific Gender Champion and Niue’s Minister for Natural Resources, Mona Ainu’u, has delivered a passionate call for stronger female representation and accountability at COP28, emphasising the urgent need for

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The climate crisis is a health crisis

COP28 will include the first dedicated ‘Health Day’. It’s due recognition that a health crisis is inextricably linked to the climate crisis. In 2023, Canada endured its “worst wildfire season in

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Heat is on UAE to deliver at COP28

To meet climate goals, countries will have to get far more ambitious and quickly. Here’s what to look for at COP28. The world’s premier climate change conference this month will be hosted by a country among

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Keep 1.5 alive, it’s our red line, Samoa as AOSIS Chair at COP28 preparatory meeting

As thousands of delegates descend upon Dubai, UAE, for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP28), Samoa as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States

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