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Pacific climate diplomacy and the road to COP26

Today, the Griffith Asia Institute launches a new blog series that explores the road to the COP26 UN climate summit, to be held in Glasgow… Read More


Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 14 April

Too close to call in Samoa’s elections With official results yet to be confirmed, the results of Samoa’s general elections could not be any closer. Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #10

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. ASEAN leaders to meet over Myanmar It is reported that Brunei, the 2021 ASEAN… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 7 April

COVID-19 continues to affect the region Whilst the region as a whole has been largely unaffected by severe health impacts that have occurred elsewhere, there… Read More

It is time for gender-responsive climate action

The global theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) in 2021 was “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.” A key part of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 31 March

Delays and uncertainty surround vaccine rollout in PNG The commencement of vaccinations of frontline health staff in PNG has been delayed. Uncertainty among health… Read More

Revisiting green bond market development in Viet Nam

Green bonds (GBs) are being used around the world as a financial tool for raising capital for projects that can benefit the environment. The… Read More

Coping with COVID-19: The perilous case of vaccine inequality

The Lancet Commission has urged the global community that rapid vaccination on a global scale is essential in tempering and, finally, prevailing over COVID-19. This in… Read More

The upward spiral of violence in Myanmar

The clashes in Myanmar’s streets between largely peaceful protesters and armed members of the security forces over recent weeks evoke memories of similar confrontations in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 March

PNG COVID-19 situation worsens The COVID-19 situation in PNG continues to worsen. The number of confirmed cases now exceeds 3,000 and the number of… Read More

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