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Bangkok Bulletin: UN calls for more time

An early start has been called for climate talks in Poland in December, with negotiators facing a huge task to write the rules for the Paris deal — The UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa wrote to governments on Thursday to let them know that the Katowice COP24 would start a day earlier than scheduled – …

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tuvalu, like other pacific Island nations, faces massive economic, physical and social disruption and a threat to its very existence

Australia’s authority in Pacific ‘being eroded by refusal to address climate change’

Top climate scientist says leaders disenchanted with Australia’s promotion of coal and slowing down action on meeting Paris targets — Australia’s regional authority and influence is being eroded by its refusal to address the threat climate change poses to many of its Pacific neighbours, according to a pre-eminent climate scientist. As part of the Pacific …

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Australia tried to water down climate change resolution at Pacific Islands Forum

PM of Tuvalu said a country ‘starting with capital A’ wanted qualifications made to a communique on climate change and emissions — Australia attempted to water down a resolution on climate change agreed by country representatives at the Pacific Islands Forum, a leader attending the event has claimed. Pacific leaders issued the Boe declaration on …

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a woman wades through water on funafuti atoll, the capital of yuvalu

Australia relationship with Pacific on climate change ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘abusive’

Palau’s climate change coordinator says Australia provides aid to region but on world stage undermines attempts to halt global warming — Australia’s relationship with the Pacific region on the issue of climate change has been described as “dysfunctional” and “abusive” – providing aid to the region to deal with the effects of global warming but …

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Australia signs declaration saying climate change ‘single greatest threat’ to Pacific

Leaders of Pacific Forum Island countries call on United States to return to Paris agreement on climate change — Climate change is the single greatest security threat to the Pacific, and all countries must meet their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, the 18 countries of the Pacific Islands Forum said on Wednesday. The first …

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