Pacific voices

COP26 President hears the amplified voice of the Pacific

The Chair of the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS), the Prime Minister of Samoa, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa led the special meeting that brought together Pacific leaders and Ministers both in Glasgow at COP26 and those who participated remotely, unable to attend COP26 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Disappointment was expressed by the Pacific with the slow progress made at COP26, a disappointment that resonated with the COP26 President Alok Sharma

Pacific begins amplifying its voices in Paris

The government of New Caledonia organised a side event in downtown Paris Wednesday on mobilising knowledge for better governance of climate change impacts, which featured high level speakers from the region including Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Rimbink Pato, Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Steven Ciobo, France’s deputy special representative for COP21, Philippe Lacoste and New Caledonia’s president, Philippe Germain.