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Marshall Islands accuses global emitters of taking a backward step


The comments come as world leaders gather in Poland for the latest round of United Nations climate negotiations.

The Minister in Assistance to the Marshall Islands President, Senator Tony de Brum, says recent moves by the governments of Australia and Canada set a bad example.

via Marshall Islands accuses global emitters of taking a backward step | Pacific Beat | ABC Radio Australia.

Marshall Islands Not Happy with Australia over Backsliding on Climate Ambition


IMarshall-Islandst seems that Marshall Islands is not happy with Australia when it comes to curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Marshall Islands have criticized Australia by saying that its actions are not letting to achieve a treaty that targets to reduce global warming.

via Marshall Islands Not Happy with Australia over Backsliding on Climate Ambition | TopNews New Zealand.

Marshall Islands criticise Australia over emissions


The low-lying Marshall Islands have criticised Australia for backsliding on its climate ambition, saying its actions were not helping work towards a treaty to combat global warming.

via Marshall Islands criticise Australia over emissions.

Kiribati faces its future, and a rising ocean


The island nation is being submerged by swelling tides. Soon, millions of climate refugees from other faraway islands will wander the planet looking for a new home. Will we pay attention?

via Kiribati faces its future, and a rising ocean – latimes.com.

New Toolkits Help Incorporate Gender Equality into Climate Change and Energy Projects


Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkits have been launched and are now available for use as part of a four week review.

The two toolkits are designed to help incorporate a gender perspective in development projects that focus on climate change and renewable energy in the Pacific.

via New Toolkits Help Incorporate Gender Equality into Climate Change and Energy Projects – Solomon Times Online.

Solomon Islands Hails Success of Montreal Protocol during Anniversary


Delivering the Solomon Islands country statement last week, Permanent Secretary of Forestry and Research and Supervising Permanent Secretary for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification Barnabas Anga said the Montreal Protocol Treaty has been very successful in addressing issues on Ozone depletion and to some extent climate change related issues.

via Solomon Islands Hails Success of Montreal Protocol during Anniversary – Solomon Times Online.

Man from Pacific island of Kiribati in bid to live in New Zealand as world’s first climate refugee


A man from one of the lowest-lying nations on Earth is trying to convince New Zealand judges that he’s a refugee – suffering not from persecution, but from climate change.

The 37-year-old and his wife left his remote atoll in the Pacific nation of Kiribati six years ago for higher ground and better prospects in New Zealand, where their three children were born. Immigration authorities have twice rejected his argument that rising sea levels make it too dangerous for him and his family to return to Kiribati.

via Man from Pacific island of Kiribati in bid to live in New Zealand as world’s first climate refugee – Climate Change – Environment – The Independent.

Pacific islands hope to convince world to move on climate change


Pacific island nations signed a declaration this week vowing to become “climate leaders” in the battle against the impact of greenhouse gases, but now they’ll need to convince the rest of the world to follow in their footsteps.

via Pacific islands hope to convince world to move on climate change | Al Jazeera America.

Pacific nations’ leaders tackle climate change in annual forum


Leaders of Pacific island nations and partner countries including the United States and Japan on Tuesday formally kicked off the annual Pacific Islands Forum in this Pacific Ocean state with particular focus on climate change.

via Pacific nations’ leaders tackle climate change in annual forum | GlobalPost.