In its 2017 communiqué, the V20 countries reaffirmed the need to increase prioritization of adaptation finance; immediate removal of fossil fuel production subsidies; and the G20 to lead with the V20 to subject all emissions to carbon pricing.
Author: Pacific Guardians
There’s been very little information about the 16 March meeting between Tokelau’s government leaders and New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Murray McCully and Tokelau Administrator Mr David Nicholson. However, it has been revealed from the...
A plea to the heads of Samoan families or matai to take the lead against family violence has come from the lead actor in the well-received movie One Thousand Ropes.
Ruteta, a mother of three living in Tabonibara village, North Tarawa, knows all too well the problems that contaminated well water can bring. Rainwater harvesting systems can provide safer and more reliable access to water for many people in Kiribati.
“I wanted to talk about fa’atosaga (midwifery) and I wanted to write a story about an anti-hero and I wanted to make a picture about ghosts. A combination of those things produced this story.” Tusi Tamasese, Director.
The leaders, meeting in an informal setting, will discuss a number of issues, including Tokelau’s National Capital Development that led to the purchase of two helicopters.
Tokelau has a development plan in place. As Ulu, I will not implement any project unless rigorous consultation of all key stakeholders has been undertaken. Any future plannings will be done on Tokelau by Tokelau for Tokelau. How realistic are we in our nation building exercise if plannings and monitoring of government decisions are executed on another sovereignty? Tokelau’s challenges will never be understood by regional and international development agencies let alone New Zealand if we do not all walk-our talk on Tokelau soils.
The plan “would defuse the climate issue for Republicans, without growing government revenue, while rolling back energy regulations and sending Americans a regular check in the mail.” But industry groups are likely to continue to oppose regulation and environmental groups voice concern that implementing a carbon tax without capping emissions is not a wholly effective solution.
Playing God: An international committee’s report shows way forward for ‘Human Genome-Editing’ but imperilled by daunting ethical questions that remain.
Tokelau’s new Administrator, His Excellency, Mr David Nicholson landed on Fakaofo atoll today as part of his first official visit to Tokelau. The week-long visit covering both his official and operational roles will see...
As Disney’s Moana and Australia’s Tanna fly the Pacific flag at the upcoming 2017 Oscars in two week-ends time, the Pasifika Film Fest (PFF) will make its New Zealand debut this week.
The people of Tokelau have returned an ‘experienced’ Government in those elected. However, the 21-member parliament have an immense task ahead of them. Institutional strengthening will be one of the key priorities over the next three years.