Pillar 4: Climate and environment

Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

MAHENDRA KUMAR | Over the last 10 years or so, the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), have demonstrated, through various significant events,… Read More

Climate change and maritime boundaries: Pacific responses and implications for Australia

REBECCA STRATING AND JOANNE WALLIS | Climate change has the potential to undermine the maritime resource entitlements of Pacific island states. Resource-rich maritime areas… Read More

Morrison left out on Pacific rim over climate diplomacy

WESLEY MORGAN | The first national leader to congratulate Joe Biden on his election as US President was Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama. Read More

Pacific Pawa: Understanding how power differs in the context of Pacific climate diplomacy

For a long time, we’ve considered power as brute strength—as this ability that individuals and institutions have to influence people and circumstances. And in international… Read More

The Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS)’ early advocacy on climate and security at the United Nations

As part of our Road to COP26 series, Fulori Manoa looks back at the work done by Pacific countries to get climate change onto the global security agenda. Read More

Time to link diplomacy to action—climate change is at our doorstep

If there was need of any reminder of the growing threat of climate change in Palau, it was the devastation that was left by Typhoon… Read More

Unprecedented is not a reason to be unprepared

With the Oceania region ranked as the greatest disaster risk area worldwide, Peter Layton says countries need to improve their responses to crises and disasters as unprecedented times may call for unprecedented solutions. Read More

Achieving strong COP26 outcomes on climate finance for the Pacific through climate diplomacy

Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders have reaffirmed climate change as the single greatest threat facing the Pacific. With the recurring onslaught of climate-exacerbated disasters,… Read More

Pacific climate diplomacy and the road to COP26

WESLEY MORGAN | Today, the Griffith Asia Institute launches a new blog series that explores the road to the COP26 UN climate summit,… Read More

The Pacific nuclear legacy belongs to climate change activism

Grace Maharaj discusses nuclear and climate change activism in the Pacific. This article is part of the Pacific Outlook series, an initiative of the Pacific Hub. Read More

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