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Energy company brings solar to islands

Today 11:00am - New Zealand sustainable energy company Infratec has successfully completed a $16 million project to deliver reliable renewable energy to four islands in the Cooks.

Migration can't be only option on drowning islands

5 Jul 19 - The story of Kiritimati atoll sheds light on the issues facing those living on such islands all around the world, and the inadequacy of current international policy.

Vanuatu eyes ban on disposable nappies

24 Jun 19 - Vanuatu, which has already introduced one of the toughest single-use plastic bans , is believed to be the first nation to propose a ban on disposable nappies.

Pacific sucks up more anthropogenic emissions

5 Jun 19 - The rate that the Pacific Ocean takes up human-caused emissions of carbon has increased between 1991 and 2017, a new study finds.

Pacific leaders urge Morrison to act

23 May 19 - Pacific leaders have urged Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to do more to fight the climate crisis.

Heat makes ocean winds and waves more fierce

6 May 19 - The great swells of the Pacific are beginning to swell even more as fiercer ocean winds and waves leave their mark.

More than 80 Fiji villages on relocation list

2 May 19 - More than 80 Fiji communities have been earmarked by the government for potential future relocation.


Pacific cities call for rethink of climate resilience

24 Apr 19 - Climate change planning for Pacific Islands cities and towns has been limited, despite their rapid growth.

Climate no laughing matter, Fiji warns Australia

23 Jan 19 - Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama used the Australian leader’s visit to call out his promotion of fossil fuels, showing Scott Morrison is on the wrong side in the Pacific as well as at home.

Vanuatu eyes climate action against fossil fuel companies

23 Nov 18 - Vanuatu says it will explore whether it can take legal action against fossil fuel companies and countries for their role in causing climate change.

Marshalls first to submit new climate targets

22 Nov 18 - The Marshall Islands is the first country to submit new, binding climate targets to the United Nations this week, sending a signal to other countries to commit to more ambitious emissions cuts.

Ardern talks climate on Asia-Pacific swing

20 Nov 18 - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern used international talks in Papua New Zealand and Singapore to push for action on climate change, her office says.

Palau bans sunscreen to protect coral reefs

8 Nov 18 - Palau is set to become the first country to ban reef-toxic sunscreen.

Nauruans (and refugees) have nowhere to hide

23 Oct 18 - 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...

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...

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.


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