A Fijian Film’s Journey Through Climate Activism

Posted on 09 April 2024

In a captivating blend of art and activism, the Fijian short film “Vakaraitaka” has made its debut at the world’s largest indigenous film festival, Maoriland, inspiring a new wave of…
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2023 announced the hottest year on record, soaring temperatures to continue 

Posted on 18 January 2024

Last week, 2023 was confirmed as the hottest year on record, with the extent of Antarctic Sea ice at its lowest, and the upper ocean heat content at its highest.
This has been…
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Japan funds new disaster preparedness programme for Vanuatu

Posted on 21 December 2023

Japan and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have signed an agreement with Vanuatu to assist the nation with disaster preparedness.

'Strengthening Resilience to Disaster and Displacement Risks' is a US $5.2…
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Backlash from Pacific nations as Global Stocktake report released at COP28

Posted on 14 December 2023

On Monday, the draft text of the Global Stocktake was released, and has since come under criticism from the global community for its inaction on progressing towards a fossil free future.
Minister Cedric…
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Samoa joins call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty at COP28  

Posted on 08 December 2023

On December  4 in Dubai at COP28, President Fiame Naomi Mata’afa announced Samoa would be the 11th nation state pushing to secure a negotiating mandate for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The call for…
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Island Nation of Kiribati Affected by Climate Change

Concerns for Falepili Union at Tuvalu parliamentary session

Posted on 30 November 2023

Questions regarding the recent Falepili Union were raised during Tuvalu's final Parliamentary session held last week, before parliament dissolved on November 27. 

The Falepili Union treaty, announced by Australian and Tuvaluan Prime Ministers at the PIF Leaders…
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El Niño causing flooding and drought, having severe humanitarian impact globally

Posted on 23 November 2023

The El Niño weather phenomenon is already having both drastic and varying impacts globally.

In the Horn of Africa, flash floods have killed over 100 people and displaced over 770,000 in Kenya,…
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UN Committee on the Rights of the Child reviews progress and addresses climate change in Samoa workshop

Posted on 23 November 2023

This week, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has been in Apia, Samoa to review, reflect on and track the progress of their efforts to improve children’s rights…
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Children’s “rights under attack” says UNICEF Executive Director on World Children’s Day

Posted on 23 November 2023

On 20 November, World Children’s Day was celebrated globally, commemorating the UN General Assembly adopting the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child in…
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Climate change and children's exposure to water scarcity

Posted on 21 November 2023

A new UNICEF report reveals that 1 in 3 children worldwide are exposed to severe water scarcity.

The report named The Climate Changed Child has been published in the lead up to the COP28…
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