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Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Published By   /  October 7, 2018  /  APJS newsfile, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Climate, Climate Action, Climate adaptation, Featured, Global, Global Warming, Green Fund, Human Rights, Jacinda Ardern, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific climate, Pacific Climate 2018, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Climate change advocacy calls for more ‘action’ response to Ardern’s UN plea

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently addressed the UN General Assembly about the reality of climate change in the Pacific, and the threat inaction holds for the island nations. Maxine Jacobs reports for Asia Pacific Journalism that while climate and energy commentators welcome her leadership, they call for an even stronger “action” approach. New Zealand Prime […]

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Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

Published By   /  September 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Climate gender, Cultural diversity, Diversity, Editor's Picks, Featured, Gallery, Gender, Gender education, Gender empowerment, He Toa Takitini, Helen Clark, Human Rights, Indigenous, justice, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, National Council for Women, NCW, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Gallery: Stimulating insights, vision for gender diversity summit

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark is the new patron for the National Council of Women and she shared her stimulating thoughts and insights at the national conference in Auckland yesterday. In an interview format with NCW chief executive Dr Gill Greer, Clark talked about violence against women, pay equity, […]

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‘It’s up to God and the land’ on Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano isle

Published By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Ambae, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Disasters, Documentary, Environment, Eruption, Featured, Fusion Productions, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, Vanuatu, Volcano, Volcanoes  /  Comments Off on ‘It’s up to God and the land’ on Vanuatu’s Ambae volcano isle

What the documentary team found on Ambae: “Volcanic ash is ever-present. Roads are carpeted with it, creating an uncannily smooth ride—where vehicles can still pass. Drone footage of an abandoned village on the approaches to the volcano shows a house constructed of timber and local materials that’s been flattened by the weight of ash upon […]

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Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

Published By   /  July 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Climate, Climate Change, COP23, Economics, Emissions, Environment, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Global, Global Warming, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Nationally Determined Contribution, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Paris Agreement, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Sustainability, UN, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Indonesia risks ending up with a doomed ‘can’t-do’ climate plan

By Warief Djajanto Basorie Three hundred schoolchildren from the greater Jakarta area sat on a red carpet covering the cavernous Soedjarwo auditorium—named to honour the country’s first forestry minister—at the Ministry of the Environment and Forestry in January this year. They were there to participate in the government-led Climate Festival; the theme was “Three Years […]

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PNG prime minister slams gas failure report as ‘fake news’

Published By   /  May 2, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Business, Development, ExxomMobil, Featured, Hela, Indigenous, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG LPG Project, Politics, Press Release, Reports, SBS News, Southern Highlands, Sustainability, Technology  /  Comments Off on PNG prime minister slams gas failure report as ‘fake news’

The huge PNG Hides gas conditioning plant in Hela province, Papua New Guinea. Image: PNG-Geo By Stefan Armbruster of SBS News in Brisbane Papua New Guinea’s prime minister has dismissed as “fake news” a report that claims a partially-Australian funded liquefied natural gas project is failing to deliver a promised economic boom to his people. […]

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PNG LNG – failed predictions and PNG’s resource curse

Published By   /  May 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Environment, ExxonMobil, Featured, Hela, Jubilee Australia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil Search Limited, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG Economics, PNG LPG Project, Press Release, Reports, Science-Technology, Southern Highlands, Sustainability, Technology  /  Comments Off on PNG LNG – failed predictions and PNG’s resource curse

The Exxon-led PNG LNG project … supplying about 8 million tonnes of LNG a year to Japan, South Korea and China. Image: Jubilee Australia report “On almost every measure of economic welfare, the PNG economy would have been better off without the PNG LNG project.” Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Papua New Guinea’s massive PNG LNG […]

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Greenpeace blasts palm oil industry deforestation in West Papua

Published By   /  May 1, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, deforestation, Environment, Featured, Forests, Greenpeace Indonesia, Greenpeace International, Indonesia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Palm oil, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Rainforests, Reports, Sustainability, West Papua, West Papuan deforestation  /  Comments Off on Greenpeace blasts palm oil industry deforestation in West Papua

One of the massive deforestation areas in the PT Megakarya Jaya Raya concession in Papua, Indonesia. Other images show a lunar-like devastation over huge areas. Image: Greenpeace International Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk A palm oil supplier to Mars, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever is destroying rainforests in the Indonesian-ruled Papua region, a new investigation by Greenpeace […]

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Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

Published By   /  April 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bearing Witness, Climate, Environment, Fiji, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Renewable energy, Reports, Solar energy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development Goals, Technology, University of the South Pacific, USP  /  Comments Off on Solar panels the way to go for Pacific, says USP physics academic

The University of the South Pacific’s lower campus 45kw solar pv power system. Image: Hele Ikimotu/Bearing Witness By Hele Ikimotu in Suva Affordable energy enhances the livelihood of Pacific communities, says an associate professor in physics at the Fiji-based University of the South Pacific. Dr Atul Raturi presented a seminar as part of the Pacific […]

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Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

Published By   /  April 16, 2018  /  advocacy, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Diabetes, Disability, Featured, Fiji, Health and Fitness, Health media, Health Policy, Health services, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, NCDs, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Non-communicable diseases, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Premature death, Press Release, Reports, Socio-Economics, Sustainability  /  Comments Off on Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: Diabetes ‘ongoing disaster’ tops Fiji health bill at $124 million The increasing number of diabetes cases has raised red flags in the health sector, a burden Fiji health authorities hope to tackle through the media. Image: Creative Commons/Wansolwara By Adi Ana Civavonovono in Suva The […]

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France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

Published By   /  April 6, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, AUT, Bearing Witness, Climate, Climate Action, Climate Change, Environment, Environmental Journalism, ePOP, Fiji, Global, Innovation, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Science-Technology, Sustainability, USP  /  Comments Off on France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: France committed to backing ePOP Pacific climate storytelling French Ambassador to Fiji Sujiro Seam takes a selfie with ePOP participants at the University of the South Pacific last week. Image: Wansolwara News By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The French government is committed to the fight […]

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