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Pacific Islands



Pacific Islands Nations Consider 'Pioneering' Treaty to Ban Fossil Fuels

'This is an avenue where the Pacific could again show or build on the moral and political leadership...to tackle climate change'

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·



'Warning for the World': Five Pacific Islands Officially Lost to Rising Seas

The event is the first official confirmation of what the future could be under climate change, researchers say

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Despite Taking Lead on Global Stage, Fiji Pays Price for Climate Crisis

Island nation was already struggling to adapt to rising oceans and increasing temperatures

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·


'The Warning Bells are Deafening': Super El Niño Threatening Global Hunger Crisis

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

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·


No Place to Run: Pacific Islanders 'Trapped' in Path of Rising Seas

New report finds many are unable to afford the costs of fleeing climate destruction

Sarah Lazare, staff writer ·


Most Vulnerable Pacific Islands Demand Global Moratorium on New Coal

The Alliance of Small Island States declared that the upcoming climate talks in Paris are our 'last chance'

Sarah Lazare, staff writer ·


Pacific Islanders Say Climate Finance 'Essential' for Paris Agreement

'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

Catherine Wilson, IPS News ·


Officials Blame Climate Change for 'Worse Than Worst Case Scenario' in Vanuatu

'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

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·