Strong Pacific Voices: Elevating Traditional Knowledge in Climate Adaptation
By Jack Britton
While indigenous communities are on the frontline of climate change, “these very same Pacific communities are also often fighting to be heard on the issue.”
Pair of Cyclones Highlights Vanuatu’s Vulnerability
By Dechlan Brennan
A series of natural disasters in Vanuatu has brought into sharp focus the impacts of climate change on the Pacific islands.
In the Face of Climate Change, the Pacific Leads Boldly
By Jon Letman
Seven years after the Paris Agreement, Pacific Islanders demonstrate leadership and resolve in the face of the climate crisis.
China, Climate Dominate Pacific Islands Forum Meeting
By Patricia O’Brien
The U.S. and Australia cannot meaningfully counter China’s rising influence without addressing the Pacific Islands’ top concern.
‘Thin’ Pacific Island Teams at COP26 Spark Fears of Inequity
By Aniruddha Ghosal
Pacific Islanders face unique challenges just in traveling to Glasgow amid the pandemic, limiting their voices at the climate conference.
PNG’s Prime Minister Wants to Save His Country’s Rainforest. He Can’t Do It Alone.
By G.S. Maribu
Prime Minister James Marape championed the Pacific's climate push at the 76th United Nations General Assembly with a proposal to preserve PNG's rainforest in exchange for development financing.
Climate Change Brings Geopolitical Complications for Australia
By Christopher Ryan
As Australia struggles with climate changes impacts, so too will its neighbors.
China’s Pacific Challenge
By Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
China's outreach to Pacific island states is gaining steam, to the chagrin of other regional powers.
Australia Risks Losing Allies in Pacific Over Climate Policies
By Joshua Mcdonald
The Pacific Islands Forum ended with island leaders frustrated – and furious – over Australia's intransigence on coal.
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
By Grant Wyeth
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.
Shining a Light on Pacific Island Diplomacy
By Jenny Hayward-Jones
Thinking of the Pacific Islands as a bloc obscures the complexity of the individual interests of each nation.
Japan's Pacific Island Push
By Daniel Hurst
The Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting provided an opportunity for Japan to respond to Chinese influence in the region.