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Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate change summit, COP24, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji warns ‘selfish’ countries amid Paris Agreement climate rulebook deadlock

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama … urging world leaders to summon the courage and political will to make the switch from dirty to clean energy. Image: Fiji Times Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Talks to draft the Paris Agreement rulebook remained deadlocked today on traditionally tough issues. Emerging economies – China, India, Brazil and South Africa […]

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Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP24, DJF, Documentaries, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Pacific voices tell stories of climate change reality in new documentary

A new documentary Subject to Change, a collection of interviews and personal stories from across the Pacific, explores the impact of climate change. Video: MFAT Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk Two young women students are the driving force who created a new documentary titled Subject to Change which highlights the climate change challenges faced by Pacific […]

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Nations close ranks to stop ‘big four’ oil producers watering down UN report

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Home News, COP24, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, KB, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil industry, Oil producers, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, UNFCCC, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Nations close ranks to stop ‘big four’ oil producers watering down UN report

By Sara Stefanini and Karl Mathiesen in Katowice, Poland In a moment of drama in Poland, countries have closed ranks against a push by oil producers to water down recognition of the UN’s report on the impacts of 1.5C warming. Four big oil and gas producers blocked the UN climate talks from welcoming the most […]

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City Vision for Entrust policy: sustainability, solar tax, renewables and climate change

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, City Vision, Climate Change, Entrust, Entrust18, KB, Local Government Elections, Policy, resilience, solar tax, Sustainability, Vector  /  Comments Off on City Vision for Entrust policy: sustainability, solar tax, renewables and climate change

Source: City Vision Sustainability At the moment smart metering serves big users and power companies more than it serves ordinary households. We want to see Vector empowering households to use their own data to save money. Smart meters and customers data represent the single greatest untapped potential in addressing climate change and sustainability goals. City […]

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To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bird's Head, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Native forests, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, poverty, Reports, Socio-economic development, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on To conserve West Papua, start with land rights and forget past mistakes

ANALYSIS:  By Bernadinus Steni and Daniel Nepstad Large landscapes of intact tropical forests will figure prominently in global strategies to avert catastrophic climate change and conserve biodiversity. In this context, the extensive forests of Papua and West Papua provinces in Indonesia are now becoming the focus of international conservation efforts. There are many inherent perils […]

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Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Asylum Seekers, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific issues, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Refugees, journalist detention in Nauru ‘overshadow Pacific issues’

Support was widespread for journalist Barbara Dreaver’s detention at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month. But, reports Maxine Jacobs for Asia Pacific Journalism, some commentators argue journalists should abide by their host nation’s reporting regulations and the Nauru refugee crisis is not as important to Pacific nations as it is to New […]

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Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

By   /  September 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Labour, Labour mobility, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru human rights, Pacific Islands Forum, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Vanuatu, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Climate change tops action at Forum in spite of Canberra’s resistance

Nauru … host nation of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit. Image: John Pulu/Tagata Pasifika Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Climate change, labour mobility and West Papua are some of the issues that Vanuatu played a key part in discussions during this week’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders summit meeting in Nauru. Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph […]

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USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

By   /  April 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, media education, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, PACE-SD, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Research, University media, University of the South Pacific, USP, Video  /  Comments Off on USP celebrates 50 years and leads research action on climate change

Bearing Witness crew Blessen Tom and Hele Ikimotu’s video story of USP’s ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations and climate change. Video: AUT Pacific Media Centre By Hele Ikimotu with visuals by Blessen Tom in Suva This year, the University of the South Pacific is celebrating 50 years since its opening in Fiji in  1968. The university’s […]

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Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Auckland University of Technology, AUT, Awards, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, School of Communication Studies, USP  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness students win big at AUT communications studies awards

Spasifik Magazine’s Laumata Lauano (from left) with winners Julie Cleaver, Kendall Hutt, and Pacific Media Centre’s chair Associate Professor Camille Nakhid and Storyboard donor Professor David Robie (rear) at last night’s AUT communication studies awards. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Jean Bell in Auckland Bearing Witness climate change project students won big last night at the […]

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Bearing Witness climate storytellers gear up for fresh Fiji challenge

By   /  April 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Media Watch, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Bearing Witness climate storytellers gear up for fresh Fiji challenge

Postgraduate students Blessen Tom (left) and Hele Ikimotu talking about the Bearing Witness climate project on the Pacific Media Watch programme Southern Cross on Radio 95bFM yesterday. Image: David Robie/PMC By Jean Bell in Auckland Two postgraduate students on the Pacific Media Centre’s Bearing Witness climate change project are due to jet to Fiji this […]

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France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, ePOP, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Science-Technology, Sustainability, USP  /  Comments Off on France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam takes a selfie with ePOP participants at the University of the South Pacific last week. Image: Wansolwara News By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The French government is committed to the fight against climate change in the Pacific and hopes programmes such as the eParticipatory Observers Project (ePOP) will shed […]

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Tide of Change – documentary by USP students explores climate action

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Culture, Documentaries, Documentary, Evening Report, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Rising sea level, Self Determination, Squatters, Student journalists, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Tide of Change – documentary by USP students explores climate action

The Tide of Change climate adaptation documentary by university of the South Pacific student journalists. Video: Wansolwara Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk The people of Natawaru Settlement in Fiji have seen their humble livelihoods grow more precarious as the effects of climate change take their toll. From rising seas, depleted fish stocks and rising temperatures, the […]

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Asia-Pacific media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Center for Southeast Asian Social Sciences, CESASS, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, David Robie, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Indonesia, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Television, UGM, Universitas Gadjah Mada  /  Comments Off on Asia-Pacific media must ‘empower people’ on climate action, says PMC

Apriline Widani of the Centre for Southeast Asia Social Studies (CESASS) at the Universitas Gadjah Mada talks to the Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie about climate change, the media and the Bearing Witness project in Fiji. Video: CESASS Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk News media need to empower people over climate change and to […]

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Leading NZers urge Ardern to end oil exploration

By   /  March 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Climate Change, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Leading NZers urge Ardern to end oil exploration

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Leading NZers urge Ardern to end oil exploration Source: Greenpeace – Headline: Leading NZers urge Ardern to end oil exploration More than three dozen notable individuals and associations have so far put their name to the letter, which encourages Ardern and her Government to turn her “passion into action” on […]

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Russel Norman: Climate Commission needs teeth like Reserve Bank

By   /  March 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Climate Change, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Russel Norman: Climate Commission needs teeth like Reserve Bank

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Russel Norman: Climate Commission needs teeth like Reserve Bank Source: Greenpeace – Headline: Russel Norman: Climate Commission needs teeth like Reserve Bank He says the Commission should be able to influence the price on carbon in the same way the Reserve Bank can influence the price of money.Norman’s comments follow […]

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Oil search undermines Ardern’s Pacific climate pledge

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, Climate Change, English, Environment, GreenPeace, MIL OSI, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Oil search undermines Ardern’s Pacific climate pledge

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Headline: Oil search undermines Ardern’s Pacific climate pledge Source: Greenpeace – Headline: Oil search undermines Ardern’s Pacific climate pledge Press release – March 6, 2018 Greenpeace commends Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for pledging to increase climate assistance to Pacific nations, but says if Ardern is serious about tackling the issue, she […]

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Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By   /  February 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Security, Self Determination, SPREP, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, Victoria University  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa calls for urgent action over climate change for Pacific survival

By Nanette Woonton at Te Papa The stark realities of climate change were laid bare at the opening of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Conference in Wellington last week. Calls from the Prime Minister of Samoa for urgent action were made as climate change is put under the microscope during the conference. Coordinated by the […]

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Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate Action, Climate Change, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Gary Juffa, Human Rights, Indigenous, logging, Logging companies, Mangalas, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, mining, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Juffa blasts PNG resources ‘sell out’ but tells of Managalas hope

Rapacious logging cartels feature in PNG’s Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa’s speech. Video: Café Pacific By David Robie at Te Papa Northern Province Governor Gary Juffa made a blistering attack on politicians who are “selling out” Papua New Guinea to foreign cartels with an open door policy over extraction industries, but offered some good news […]

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Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By   /  February 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change law, Culture, Deep-sea mining, Editor's Picks, Environment, Environmental law, Evening Report, Featured, Guam, Hawai'i, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Refugees, Reports  /  Comments Off on Underestimate climate change legal upheaval ‘at peril’, warns former PM

By David Robie at Te Papa A former New Zealand prime minister has warned that climate change has the potential to force a legal and political upheaval that the world would underestimate “at its peril”. Speaking at the Pacific Ocean Climate Conference at Te Papa Museum in Wellington yesterday, Sir Geoffrey Palmer said a largely […]

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Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Journalism, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Samoa  /  Comments Off on Tuila’epa to open high-powered Pacific climate conference

Trailer for the controversial climate change documentary Anote’s Ark – former Kiribati President Anote Tong opened the previous Pacific Climate Change Conference in Wellington in 2016. Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Samoan Prime Minister and climate change action advocate Tuila’epa Dr Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is among the high-profile experts presenting at the Pacific Climate Change Conference this […]

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