Archive for tag: Public awareness

Pacific leaders

Pacific leaders celebrate Cop27 victory on loss and damage fund after decades of advocacy

Pacific countries have fought for fund to provide assistance to poor nations hit by climate disasters for three decades Pacific leaders and clima...

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COP15 ends with landmark biodiversity agreement

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) ended in Montreal, Canada, on 19 December 2022 with a landmark agreement to guide global action on ...

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The Widi Reserve, a coral atoll archipelago for sale in Indonesia. Photograph: Sothebys

Indonesia puts 100-island archipelago up for auction, sparking environmental concerns

Uninhabited Widi Reserve is in a marine-protected zone and being promoted as ‘one of the most intact coral atoll ecosystems left on Earth’ The develo...

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Amami Oshima: Japan’s UNESCO-listed subtropical island paradise

Amami, Japan (CNN) — Forget what you thought you knew about Japan: the frantic neon cities, speeding bullet trains, silent temples, robot restaurants ...

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UN Declare ‘Ocean Emergency’

Earth’s largest biosphere, oceans are vital for many reasons. They nurture 80% of life on our planet, generate 50% of the oxygen we breathe and absorb...

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To Reap Benefits of ‘Massive’ Blue Economy, Small Islands, Least Developed Coastal States Need Multidimensional Vulnerability Index That Addresses Risks

With 22,000 Tons of Fish Stolen Each Year, World Trade Organization Chief Hails Agreement on Harmful Subsidies LISBON, June 28 — An historic World Tra...

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Island nations get new lifeline to beat pollution

Thirty-three Small Island Developing States join $515 million USD Global Environment Facility initiative to manage hazardous chemicals and waste Joint...

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Statement by Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the Establishment of the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP)

A new initiative for more effective and efficient cooperation in support of Pacific Island priorities The Pacific Islands region is home to nearly a f...

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Despite commitments made to ‘phase down’ coal at Cop26, the war in Ukraine has spurred some countries to consider a return to the fossil fuel. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

‘Cash, coal, cars and trees’: what progress has been made since Cop26?

Six months on, the war in Ukraine and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic have derailed some changes agreed on in Glasgow In the run-up to Cop26, the UK gov...

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Grants to support the creation of geoparks in Small Island Developing States

UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have launched a joint initiative to promote the Geopark concept in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)....

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