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Pacific nations open summit with eye on climate fight

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Climate change threatens the very existence of some low lying island countries such as Kiribati and Tuvalu

Members of the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) are greeted by traditional dancers in grass skirts at the meeting's opening in the Micronesian capital Palikir on September 8, 2016. Pacific island leaders opened their annual regional summit on September 8 with a colourful ceremony in Micronesia, as some of the world's smallest nations vowed to put up a big fight against climate change.  / AFP PHOTO / Bill JAYNES

Pacific summit to issue climate message to world

Sep 06, 2015 - 10:10 AM

The annual Pacific Island Forum summit hears details of eroding coastlines increasingly destructive storms and crops ruined by encroaching seawater

A file photo taken on March 3, 2014, shows a high tide energized by storm surges washing across Ejit Island in Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. Vulnerable Pacific island nations will this week from September 7, 2015 send the world an urgent plea for action on climate change at crunch talks in Paris later this year. Some Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) countries lie barely a metre (three feet) above sea level and fear they will disappear beneath the waves without drastic. Photo from AFP

Pacific launches flab fight in world's fattest region

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:50 PM

In a region that was once legendary for its muscular warriors and lithe womenfolk Remengesau said he feared a generation of Pacific islanders had already been lost to such non communicable diseases

In this file photo, the President of the Republic of Palau Tommy Remengesau speaks in an event in Washington, DC, USA, 17 June 2014. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Pacific summit to urge action on climate change

Jul 27, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Pacific island leaders will renew calls for meaningful action on climate change at a regional summit opening in Palau on Tuesday July 29 amid fears rising seas will swamp their low lying nations

RISING TIDES. The pristine waters which surround Tepuka Islet on Funafuti Atoll, 22 February 2004, are now threatening to engulf it as rising sea levels inundate many of the low islands. Photo by Torsten Blackwood / AFP

IN PHOTOS: Pinoy craftsmanship at PH Int'l Furniture Show 2014

Mar 15, 2014 - 7:51 PM

Filipinos have always been known for creativity and ingenuity This year Filipino furniture makers share their talent with an international audience

Pacific climate change pact wins US support

Sep 08, 2013 - 1:37 PM

Separately the US was offering 24 million over five years for projects in vulnerable coastal communities in the Pacific

PACIFIC LEADERS. Forum leaders (L-R) Forum Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak, Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr., and Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga conduct a press conference at the conclusion of the leaders’ retreat in Majuro on September 5, 2013. AFP/Giff Johnson

Pacific leaders sign plea for action on climate change

Sep 05, 2013 - 5:53 PM

The goal of the Majuro Declaration was to create the political will for the world to adopt legally binding climate change targets by 2015

PACIFIC LEADERS. Forum leaders (L-R) Forum Secretary General Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak, Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr., and Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga conduct a press conference at the conclusion of the leaders’ retreat in Majuro on September 5, 2013. AFP/Giff Johnson