Climate: The Implications of the IPCC Report For Islands

We are now at the precipice of a major global catastrophe that has already begun, writes Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, an Expert Reviewer for the InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere (SROCC).   Over the past few days, I’ve been ruminating on the release of the InterGovernmental Panel on […]

Climate Change: New Zealand Halts Further Permits for Deep Sea Oil and Gas Exploration

New Zealand’s Coalition Labour-led Government with New Zealand First and the Greens is taking an important step to address climate change and create a clean, green and sustainable future for the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “There will be no further offshore oil and gas exploration permits granted,” said Jacinda Ardern. Minister Woods […]

Samoa’s Waters Declared a Protected Shark Sanctuary

Samoa has announced a shark sanctuary within its 128,000 sq km Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), making it the eighth Pacific island country to designate its national waters as a protected sanctuary for all sharks and rays. The launch was commemorated with ministers and officials now in Samoa for the very first Pacific Shark Ministerial Symposium […]

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