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Fiji, Palau, and Samoa are the first countries to oppose deep-sea mining in international waters. Commercial-scale extraction of the seabed could go ahead as soon as next July, once regulations are finalised, a prospect that alarms environmentalists.
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Frustrated with the pace of global action to fight climate change, more at-risk nations could follow the Pacific island nation’s lead by turning to the courts.
Adrian Fenton
Fenton moves on after more than two years with WWF Singapore to the London-based group, which works with investors towards achieving net-zero emissions.
IPCC Report_Andrés Alegría (Germany/Honduras), Stefanie Langsdorf (Germany)
Worse is to come, faster than expected, even if efforts to curb global warming are stepped up, according to the UN. To stave off the worst impacts of climate change, people need to adapt.
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Pacific Islands Opinion

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Indigenous knowledge has helped guide Pacific Islanders’ resilience and adaptation to changing climates for centuries, but it is still often overlooked.
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After major setbacks to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Pacific needs fairer access to financing as it fights to overcome climate challenges.
Maria Ressa, investigative journalist
Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.
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An effective international agreement on ocean plastic pollution should account for all aspects of plastics production – from manufacturing to disposal, and it must involve governments, the private sector, and the public.
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"It is my sincere hope that you and your people would add your positive support in this endeavour,” …
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