'Global Precedent' Set as UN Rules Climate Refugees Cannot Be Sent Back to Life-Threatening Conditions
Advocates praised the ruling as an "excellent step forward in refugee rights."
'This is an avenue where the Pacific could again show or build on the moral and political leadership...to tackle climate change'
The event is the first official confirmation of what the future could be under climate change, researchers say
Island nation was already struggling to adapt to rising oceans and increasing temperatures
Stark warning aimed at those likely to be ravaged by record weather system, as well as wealthy governments indebted to nations most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
New report finds many are unable to afford the costs of fleeing climate destruction
The Alliance of Small Island States declared that the upcoming climate talks in Paris are our 'last chance'
'If climate finance under the Paris Agreement falls off a cliff, so will our response to the climate challenge,' says foreign minister of the Marshall Islands
'For leaders of low-lying island atolls, the hazards of global warming...is a catastrophe that impinges on our rights—and our survival,' says Pacific Island leader