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25 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a boost in funding for Pacific countries to help them adapt to climate change.

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10 Sep 2018 description

A climate scientist says the inclusion of climate change as a security issue by Pacific Island leaders is an opportunity to push for more urgent action in the region.

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13 Aug 2018 description

The Pacific Islands Forum summit in Nauru next month will consider the region pooling resources to create a US$1.5 billion climate change fund.

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13 Mar 2018 description

Monash University's World Mosquito Programme says wolbachia bacteria can stop mosquitoes from spreading dengue and other diseases like chikungunya and zika.

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10 Nov 2017 description

A meeting of civil society organisations in Fiji last week aimed to ensure that Pacific concerns on climate change are part of a binding UN agreement on migration.

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12 Oct 2017 description

With tropical cyclone season approaching, the Fiji Met Service has released its annual seasonal outlook for its area of responsibility in the Pacific.

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13 Apr 2017 description

More Pacific countries will now able to get immediate cash injections after major disasters under the latest developments under a Pacific disaster risk insurance facility.

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23 Mar 2017 description

The Pacific Commmunity wants people to realise more than a million Pacific Islanders struggle to provide themselves with water.

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22 Feb 2017 description

Lawyers in Australia taking a class action on behalf of Manus Island detainees say the case will determine whether their detention amounts to false imprisonment.

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29 Nov 2016 description

An Australian journalist given access to Nauru says there is strong opposition to an offer from the United States to accept refugees from the island.

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21 Nov 2016 description

US officials have arrived in Australia to begin assessing Canberra's refugees who Australia wants to shift to the US.

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17 Nov 2016 description

New Zealand's Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says this country will extend ratification of both the Climate Change Convention and the Paris Agreement to include Tokelau.

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11 Nov 2016 description

There is a call for non government organisations working in the Pacific to rethink the way they operate.

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12 Jul 2016 description

A group of armed men have attacked a hotel in the Papua New Guinea capital where 17 refugees from the Manus Island detention centre were awaiting medical treatment.

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11 Jul 2016 description

Emergency responders and telecommunications experts from across the Pacific meet in Apia over the next three days to discuss ways to improve disaster emergency communications.

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25 May 2016 description

Ocean experts meeting this week in Noumea hope their research can help Pacific people better prepare for the impact of natural disasters.

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08 Mar 2016 description

Climate Change would cost the Pacific nearly 72 billion US dollars if issues are not addressed appropriately, according to Papua New Guinea's Climate Change and Development Authority acting director.

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18 Feb 2016 description

Sally Round, RNZ International - sally.round@radionz.co.nz

Claire Anterea, a climate activist from Kiribati, says the phrase "climate refugee" always brings her to tears.

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06 Nov 2015 description

The November regional advisory on the potential for drought in the Pacific confirms much of the region will get less than normal rainfall over the next three months.

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31 Oct 2015 description

The head of Save the Children Australia says the end of its tenure on Nauru means there is no longer an agency to speak up for the rights of children in detention there.

The charity winds up its operations at the Australia-run asylum seeker detention centre on Saturday, after the Australian government granted the welfare contract to the multinational, Transfield Services.

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