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Pacific people are born conservationists: Cook Islands PM

New Caledonia, June 20 -- "Conservation is in our blood. By protecting our ecosystems we conserve our cultural heritage and ensure that we can pass that heritage to future generations" Those were the... Read More


USAID, ADB partner to expand Asia and Pacific's sustainable energy market

Philippines, June 18 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Tuesday launched a partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to accelerate the transition to a more susta... Read More


Papua New Guinea's most divisive PM is gone - his successor must learn from his mistakes

Papua New Guinea, June 14 -- It has been just two weeks since Papua New Guinean politics erupted. The dramatic events saw politicians in our nearest neighbouring country camping out in two hotels, sho... Read More


South Pacific island progress linked to B&R dynamics

Fiji, June 13 -- Looking back at the very important time last year on the sidelines of the APEC meeting, it is worth noting that many constructive and forward-looking initiatives began under the Belt ... Read More


Tonga call up new faces for test against NZ

New Zealand, June 11 -- Tonga coach Kristian Woolf has picked several new faces in his squad to face New Zealand in Auckland next Saturday. Woolf has named a 22-man squad of players mainly from the N... Read More


79-Nation ACP Moving into a New Era of Global Partnerships

Belgium, June 11 -- To bring "Asia and the Americas into closer bonds of friendship" with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and "strengthen South-South solidarity", Secretary-Ge... Read More


UN Environment official attacks agency's own carbon offsetting policy

United Kingdom, June 11 -- UN Environment published an unusually stark critique of carbon offsetting on Monday. On Tuesday, the article was taken down, following queries by Climate Home News. In the... Read More


Refurbishment of Fiji Military infrastructure to slow down due to budget cut

Fiji, June 11 -- Refurbishment of the Fiji Military Forces infrastructure will now slow down due to the cut down of its budget by more than $7million (US$3.2 million). Speaking to FBC News, RFMF Comm... Read More


Securing maritime boundaries and baselines is securing the future of the Pacific, says PIF SG

Fiji, June 11 -- The Pacific needs to strongly secure its future as a Blue Pacific continent - particularly in the increasing geostrategic competition between major global powers, namely the U.S and C... Read More


IEA develops pathway to ambitious 1.5C climate goal

United States, June 11 -- The International Energy Agency (IEA) is developing a scenario for holding global warming below 1.5C that could be included in its influential annual outlook this year. The ... Read More