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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 ‘smart’ thinking grows creative tension between policy and research

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate policy, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, KB, KB, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oceans research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Policy, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Policy and research, Policy development, Reports, Research, Science-Technology, University of the South Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific ‘smart’ thinking grows creative tension between policy and research

ANALYSIS: By Professor Derrick Armstrong A traditional view of the tension between research and policy suggests that researchers are poor at communicating their research findings to policy-makers in clear and unambiguous ways. I am arguing that this is an outdated view of the relationship between research and policy. Science, including social science, and policy come […]

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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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Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Indigenous, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific research, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Research collaboration, RNZ Pacific  /  Comments Off on Pacific’s brightest minds gather for Oceans and Islands research summit

By Blessen Tom In a bold and innovative move for researchers, the two-day inaugural Oceans and Islands conference today brought together the brightest minds of the Pacific to demonstrate what they do. Oceans and Islands – a showcase for the region hosted by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research (NZIPR) – was opened by the […]

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Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By   /  November 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, Aid, Aid policy, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Indigenous, KB, KB, Lowy Institute, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, NZIPR, Pacific Aid Map, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Research, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Pacific aid mapping tool aimed at improving transparency in region

By Sri Krishnamurthi A new Pacific aid mapping tool developed by the Lowy Institute think tank is set to immeasurably improve transparency in aid in the region. In an Auckland first, the aid mapping tool was put on show last night by the NZ Institute for Pacific Research as a curtainraiser to the two-day inaugural […]

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Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Cook Islands, DJF, economic research, Environment, Evening Report, Innovation, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, NZ Institute for Pacific Research, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Research, Samoa, Science-Technology, Solar batteries, solar energy, solar power, Sustainability, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Low-cost solar batteries key to cheap electricity for Polynesian countries

A report on innovative solar energy technology for the Pacific. Video: NZIPR By Sri Krishnamurthi with Peter Wilson in Auckland Solar-powered batteries are the key to a future without electricity grids for Polynesian countries in the Pacific (Samoa, Cook Islands and Tonga), a study has found. The study is funded by the New Zealand Institute […]

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Royals talk empowerment, gender and climate advocacy with USP students

By   /  October 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, Development, DJF, Duke of Sussex, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Prince Harry, Reports, Royal tour, Royal visit, University of the South Pacific, USP, Youth  /  Comments Off on Royals talk empowerment, gender and climate advocacy with USP students

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex outside the University of the South Pacific’s Japan-Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala campus in Suva. Image: Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Suva Meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in person was a humbling experience this week for specially selected students from the University of the South Pacific, including […]

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Vanuatu student journalist launches first poetry collection and aims higher

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Arts & Sports, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Culture, DJF, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, journalism, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, poetry, Publishing, Reports, University of the South Pacific, USP, Vanuatu, Youth  /  Comments Off on Vanuatu student journalist launches first poetry collection and aims higher

Telstar Jimmy with her poetry book Journey of Truth at USP’s Laucala campus in Suva … now keen to help others publish. Image: Harrison Selmen/Vanuatu Daily Post By Harrison Selmen in Suva, Fiji Vanuatu student journalist Telstar Jimmy launched her first poetry book in Fiji last week and vows bigger plans ahead to to help […]

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40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APEC, APEC 2018, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate change resilience, Coal-fired plants, Development, DJF, Evening Report, Featured, KB, KB, Maserati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on 40 luxury Maseratis for PNG, but little effort put into climate change

Papua New Guinea has shown unwavering commitment to next month’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit with its controversial purchase of 40 Maserati luxury sedans. While preparations for APEC take priority, climate change plans are in crisis, reports Pauline Mago-King of Asia-Pacific Journalism. Early in March, Papua New Guinea began its chairmanship of next month’s Asia Pacific […]

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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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‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate change resilience, Climate policy, Editor's Picks, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Forests, Global, History, Human Rights, Innovation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Real climate action, Reports, Self Determination, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on ‘Most important years in history’ – last chance over climate, says UN report

Warming beyond 1.5C will unleash a frightening set of consequences and scientists say only a global transformation, beginning now, can avoid it. Climate Home News reviews the warnings in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change research report released yesterday. Only the remaking of the human world in a generation can now prevent serious, far […]

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Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Human Rights, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate policy, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Human Rights, Identity, Indigenous, Marshall Islands, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Pacific Voices, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Toda Peace Institute, Tuvalu, Vanua  /  Comments Off on Listen to Pacific ‘voices’ or climate will spark conflict, say advocates

Policy makers, academics and NGO representatives discussed the urgent issue of climate change in the Pacific, where many communities have been forced to relocate. However, Michael Andrew of Asia Pacific Report, found that participants in last weekend’s workshop believe the Pacific voices of those most affected must be heard if conflict is to be avoided. […]

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Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Banabans, Banabans of Rabi, Bearing Witness, Climate, Culture, Documentary, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Kiribati, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Student journalists, Tonga  /  Comments Off on Banabans of Rabi short climate change documentary chosen for Nuku’alofa

The trailer for Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom’s short Bearing Witness documentary. Video: Banabans of Rabi Pacific Media Watch Newsdesk A short documentary, Banabans of Rabi – A Story of Survival, by Hele Ikimotu and Blessen Tom of Auckland University of Technology’s Pacific Media Centre, has been selected for the 2018 Nuku’alofa Film Festival in […]

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Adaptation, mitigation and relocation – only Pacific choices, says academic

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change Relocation, Climate conflict, Climate mitigation, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Zealand, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Relocation, Reports  /  Comments Off on Adaptation, mitigation and relocation – only Pacific choices, says academic

Pacific climate change challenges … tough choices. Image: PMC File By Rahul Bhattarai A leading academic on peace research issues has called for increased policy making efforts to face up to the challenges of Pacific “relocation” at a weekend conference of global climate and conflict researchers. “A major conflict-creating component of climate change in the […]

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Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, accreditation, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Barbara Dreaver, Climate, Donald Trump, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Indigenous, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports, Text  /  Comments Off on Climate change and security big focus for Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru

Climate change is a major worry to the Pacific Islands and it was the major talking point at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) earlier this month. Barbara Dreaver of Television New Zealand, who was detained and questioned in Nauru, talks to Sri Krishnamurthi of Asia-Pacific Report. Two significant events happened at the 49th Pacific Islands […]

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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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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Zealand, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, French secret agents, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Oil and gas, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, People Power, PMC Reportage, Politics, protest, Protests, rainbow warrior, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Oil victory thanks to NZ ‘people power’, says Greenpeace chief

The Greenpeace environmental flagship Rainbow Warrior 3 in Auckland on the first leg of its seven-week “Making Oil History” tour. Image: Del Abcede/PMC By Rahul Bhattarai Greenpeace executive director Russel Norman praised the “people power” that gained an important victory in the “oil war” when the Rainbow Warrior docked in Auckland yesterday for a week-long […]

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