December 01, 2023

Updates from COP28



Keep up to date with the latest news from COP28 as it relates to Pacific Island countries (latest stories at the top):

Pacific campaigners not happy with COP28 deal RNZ International

Pacific climate leaders have criticised the new COP28 deal, which calls on countries to 'move away' from the use of fossil fuels but does not use 'phase out' language

Faith communities committed to climate action at UN talks RNZ International

Secretary general of the Pacific Conference of Churches, Reverend James Bhagwan, said his organisation has been fighting for climate finance alongside a phase-out of fossil fuels.

'Buffet of dead rats':Backlash against COP28 draft agreement RNZ International

The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) said they were "greatly concerned" and "feel our voices are not being heard" at the UN climate talks.

COP28 'will not be credible' if countries can't 'phase out fossil fuels', Marshall Islands warns  RNZ International

Marshall Islands Natural Resources and Commerce Minister John Silk told the global communithy that the poeple of the Marshall Islands will not go silently to their "watery graves".

Helping the Pacific financially is a great start – but Australia must act on the root cause of the climate crisis The Conversation

Wesley Morgan responds to Australia's pledge of $150M to climate finance for vulnerable Pacific countries

COP28 Declaration on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace

Full text of the Declaration developed by the COP28n Presidency, signed by 74 countries and 43 organisations.

COP28: Pacific leaders launch "Blue Prosperity" initiative in Dubai  RNZ International

Pacific leaders launched their "bold vision" which they hope will "create transformational partnerships" for a prosperous region on Sunday.

Forum SG Puna bullish on COP28 opportunities  RNZ International

Pacific Islands Forum secretary general Henry Puna said from Dubai Sunday that he is encouraging the dozens of Pacific representatives at COP28 to remain optimistic that a good result is achievable from the two-week summit.

Regenvanu plans to cement phase out of fossil fuels at COP28 ABC Pacific

Vanuatu's climate change minister, Ralph Regenvanu, says his aim at this week's climate meeting, COP 28, is to cement an ambitious phase out of fossil fuels.

COP28 climate summit just approved a 'loss and damage' fund. What does this mean? The Conversation

Matt McDonald writes that while the COP28 announcement is welcome, there is a lot that needs clarifying about this fund.

COP28 disaster fund 'significant' but not good enough - Pacific climate group RNZ International

The Pacific Islands Climate Action Network says while the Loss and Damage Fund deal reached at the COP28summit in Dubai is significant, it does not go far enough.

Pacific delegates arrive in Dubai for COP 28 ABC Pacific

Pacific climate activists will be pushing for global leaders to focus on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.