Pacific Energy Ministers launched the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) to boost efforts to increase access to energy which is cheaper, more reliable and better for the environment.
People living within low-lying states are being forced to relocate due to worsening storms and rising seas, but they will not be recognised in the United Nations migration pact talks next year - putting lives at risk, campaigners said.
Frank Bainimarama –
Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama calls on Commonwealth leaders to raise ambition for deeper cuts in carbon dioxide emissions as the probability and severity of storms loom for vulnerable nations.
and Kevin Rudd –
Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine and former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd outline the opportunities on the horizon for countries worldwide to raise their level of climate ambition and lock in sustainable growth.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
The global community has to limit the rise in temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and climate vulnerable countries are taking the lead on this, say Philippines senator Loren Legarda and Costa Rican congresswoman Marcella Guerrerro.