The world’s island states will come to the United Nations not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force
UNITED NATIONS (Apr. 22, 2016) — With their very existence under threat from climate change, the world’s island states come to the United Nations on Friday, April 22, not only to sign the Paris climate deal but to be first in line to make sure it goes into force.
Marshall Islands president: ‘By becoming one of the first countries to ratify the Paris agreement, we have shown our determination to continue to lead this fight from the front’
MAJURO, Marshall Islands (Mar. 21, 2016) — Battered by massive cyclones, El Niño-fueled drought and swollen king tides, fragile Pacific island nations vulnerable to climate change are leading the charge in implementing the landmark Paris climate deal.
March 4, 2016 — Aid and relief to Fiji’s remote communities hit by Cyclone Winston is increasingly challenging, with the Red Cross saying the outer islands are in urgent need of food, water and emergency shelter.
‘It is being described as one of the most powerful in recorded history… as a nation, we are facing an ordeal of the most grievous kind,’ Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says
SUVA, Fiji (Feb. 21, 2016) — Fiji began a massive clean-up on Sunday, February 21, after the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific island nation’s history left a trail of destruction, killing five people and crippling vital infrastructure.
One resident describes severe tropical cyclone Winston as “a monster cyclone,” and “the strongest” Fiji has ever experienced
SUVA, Fiji (Feb. 20, 2016) — Fiji warned residents to brace for an onslaught Saturday as a category five super-storm bears down on the Pacific island nation, with international flights cancelled and evacuation centers activated.