UN predicts El Nino threat will affect 4.1million Pacific islanders

El Niño years characteristically feature a longer cyclone season has the potential to trigger a regional humanitarian emergency and UN estimate as many as 4.1 million people are at risk from water shortages, food insecurity and disease across the Pacific.

PACIFIC EXODUS? 0.5degree of separation test relations between smaller Pacific nations and Australia/NZ

Two migrations could take place at the 16-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) taking place at Papua New Guinea this week. Either several small Pacific states walk out in protest, or Australia and New Zealand...

Tokelau’s voice doesn’t count in climate change talk – Su’a Sio calls NZ to champion them

At the forefront of this ‘climate kill zone’ stands one of the world’s most vulnerable nations to climate change, Tokelau, but whose voice is not recognised by the international climate treaty negotiations process – unless it is invited by New Zealand.