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Pacific Islands Forum

UN Climate Summit: The Chance to Prove That We Are Climate Leaders

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

The world has changed a lot since Copenhagen: the science has become more alarming; the impacts more severe; and the politics more potent. The world's two biggest polluters -- China and the United States -- have put energy and climate change at the heart of their bilateral relationship.

2014 Is Our Climate Moment

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Few leaders can say that the decisions taken in 2014 will play a big part in determining whether their country will still grace the world map at the end of this century. I can.

Dear Secretary Kerry, Join the Pacific Fight Against Climate Change

Christopher Jorebon Loeak | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Christopher Jorebon Loeak

Lying just six feet above the water some 2,000 miles south-west of Hawai'i, there is no doubt that the Marshall Islands stands at the front line. But our story here is quickly becoming the story of people everywhere.

Fiji High Commissioner: China Stepped in When US and UK Withdrew

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Eddie Walsh

In a speech last Tuesday, the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom maintained that "the (U.S.) and China to Pacific Islanders represent two sides of the same coin." Yet, his remarks expressed far more criticism of western engagement in the region than that of China.

Pacific Islands: Renaissance in Long-Overlooked Region?

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Stephen P. Groff

The costs of providing small, disperse populations with basic health, education, energy, water supply and sanitation services are also high, and opportunities to increase government revenues seem few. But amidst this "sea" of challenges are glimmers of hope.

Charting a Path to Ocean Prosperity

Peter Seligmann | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Peter Seligmann

The Pacific Island Forum nations and their peoples have courageously stood up to the developed world and asked those countries to stop the overexploitation and thoughtless destruction of the ocean. Now it is time for the developed world to answer.

Country May Resort To Floating Island Due To Climate Change

AP | By NICK PERRY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- The president of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati is so worried about climate change wiping out his country that he's co...