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Pacific student uncertainties over climate impact outweighs Fiji poll

By   /  September 5, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate community, Climate Journalism, Climate policy, COP23, Elections, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Reports, Youth, Youth ambassador  /  Comments Off on Pacific student uncertainties over climate impact outweighs Fiji poll

Final year University of the South Pacific student journalist Elizabeth Osifelo, from the Solomon Islands, has witnessed the rise in sea level each time she travels home from Suva. Image: PIFS/Wansolwara Climate change issues seem to loom larger than the impending Fiji general election in the minds of University of the South Pacific students. Pacific […]

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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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Fiji climate lead challenged Western consultants’ influence before losing job

By   /  March 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate communication, Climate Finance, Climate Journalism, COP23, COP24, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Nazhat Shameem Khan, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Qorvis, Reports, Security, Talanoa, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Fiji climate lead challenged Western consultants’ influence before losing job

ANALYSIS: By Megan Darby, deputy editor of Climate Change News Fiji’s presidency of the United Nations climate talks was an unprecedented opportunity for the Pacific island state to make its mark internationally. But the sudden removal of chief climate negotiator Nazhat Shameem Khan last month, despite praise for her leadership, revealed a rift between the […]

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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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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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‘We’re losing the climate change battle,’ says Macron

By   /  December 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Al Jazeera, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate Finance, COP23, Emmanuel Macron, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, France, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘We’re losing the climate change battle,’ says Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron appeals to the world to do more on climate change. Video: Al Jazeera French President Emmanuel Macron has delivered a rallying cry to world leaders that more must be done to fight climate change. But he told a global summit in Paris that they were currently “losing the battle”. The summit […]

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Kiribati – a Pacific ‘drowning paradise’ fighting for its existence

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Atolls, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Documentary, DW Documentary, Education, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Islands Climate Action Network, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Kiribati – a Pacific ‘drowning paradise’ fighting for its existence

DW Documentary reports on Kiribati’s struggle for survival with climate change. Video: DW DOCUMENTARY: By Markus Henssler Climate change and rising sea levels mean the island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea. But the island’s inhabitants aren’t giving up. They are doing what they can to […]

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Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

By   /  November 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Opinion, Pacific climate, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Real climate action, Reports, Talanoa, UNICEF  /  Comments Off on Strong leadership needed to drive COP Pacific climate goals, says Greenpeace

“Together, we must take action to protect our world” – Shalvi Shakshi’s inspirational climate story. Video: UNICEF Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Greenpeace has called for climate leadership to emerge from the Pacific COP, saying leaders must listen to the need for urgency and transform their energy and land-use systems. The Trump administration failed to stop […]

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Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate gender, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Gender, Gender empowerment, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Self Determination, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Women must be at centre of global climate solutions, says Fiji minister

Minister Mereseini Vuniwaqa … “important to emphasise the traditional roles and functions women in the Pacific play”. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Mereoni Mili in Bonn, Germany It is important that women and girls remain in the centre of climate solutions. These were the words of Fiji’s Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa […]

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Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate Change Relocation, Climate Refugees, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, Kiribati, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Samoa, Security, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Migration expert calls for immediate climate action over displaced millions

Researchers in Bonn warn Pacific Islanders may be among the first to be forced to migrate due to climate change, as sea level rise threatens to make whole islands uninhabitable. Video: Democracy Now! At least 23 million people were displaced by extreme weather as a result of climate change. “If we act now in terms […]

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Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Human Rights, IBON International, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Philippines, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji, Philippines campaigners call for ‘real climate leadership’ at COP23

Democracy Now! talks to campaigners from the Philippines and Fiji. As the second week of the UN climate conference has got underway in Bonn, Germany, Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman speaks with two activists about the impact of climate change on their countries, and their goals for this year’s talks. “It was devastating to see thousands […]

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Activists from Puerto Rico to Pacific demand climate compo, no fossil fuels

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Democracy Now!, Environment, Environmental activism, Evening Report, Featured, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Activists from Puerto Rico to Pacific demand climate compo, no fossil fuels

Democracy Now!’s video on the Bonn protests demanding an end to fossil fuel extraction. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the German capital Bonn for a rally and march to demand an end to fossil fuel extraction. These are some of their voices. CARLOTTA GROHMANN: Hi. My name is Carlotta Grohmann. I […]

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Australia accused of ‘bullying’ Pacific neighbours out of climate compo

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Australia, Climate, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, fossil fuels, Greenpeace Pacific, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on Australia accused of ‘bullying’ Pacific neighbours out of climate compo

Greenpeace political message to COP23 on fossil fuels. Image: Greenpeace Pacific Media Report Newsdesk Australia has picked up a second Fossil of the Day award at COP23 in Bonn for seeking to twist, water down and delete references to finance from the loss and damage decision text, Greenpeace reports. Loss and damage refers to impacts […]

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‘Healers, not harmers’ – Climate Warriors present COP23 declaration

By   /  November 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Climate policy, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, Have Your Sei, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Climate Warriors, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Talanoa, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘Healers, not harmers’ – Climate Warriors present COP23 declaration

“We all stand together as one family” … Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change presented at COP23. Image: 350 Pacific Climate activists from across the Pacific region have presented a declaration on climate change to key Pacific environmental leaders at COP23. The Pacific Climate Warriors Declaration on Climate Change, part of 350’s Have Your […]

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‘The world must act now’ on climate change, calls Bainimarama

By   /  November 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Climate Change, Climate policy, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on ‘The world must act now’ on climate change, calls Bainimarama

Fiji’s Prime Minister and COP23 President Voreqe Bainimarama … “do everything we can to make the Paris Agreement work”. Image: Vanuatu Daily Post By Anita Roberts in Bonn, Germany The Paris Climate Agreement must be implemented swiftly as backing away will expose people to more risks, Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has told world leaders. Representing […]

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COP23 president Bainimarama to ‘reach out’ to Trump over climate

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Global agenda, Global Warming, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on COP23 president Bainimarama to ‘reach out’ to Trump over climate

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz Flashback to Fiji in 2015 and the Pacific call for NZ to do more on climate change. Reporter Niklas Pedersen Video: Pacific Media Centre By Pasifik/Pacnews Fijian Prime Minister and incoming COP23 president Voreqe Bainimarama says he intends to use his position to reach out to US President […]

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Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, COP23, Cyclone Winston, Development, Economics, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Innovation, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Oceans, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Small Island States, Sustainability, Technology, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Biman Prasad: COP23 presidency — facing the gravity of the task for Fiji

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz The narrativeIt is noteworthy that there was no communications or consultations nationally, regionally or internationally as Fiji lobbied to get the presidency for COP23 in Marrakech. Even our fellow members of the Pacific and SIDS (Small Islands Developing States) were caught unaware. A robust consultation nationally would have […]

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