Dr Naish said the last assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may have underestimated the Antarctic contribution.
European arrivals to the region peaked in 2016 at 14 per cent but grew slowly at 1.3 per cent in 2017 following the impacts of Brexit and preferences for outbound European travellers for short haul trips.
Incidences of unprovoked attacks, intimidation, threats, verbal abuse and arrest of media workers in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific are on the rise.
Calling for rebalancing the approach to international peace and security, the UN chief underscored the need to help countries avert the outbreak of crises – both natural and man-made – as well as the importance of full commitment to all human rights and inclusion of women in peace efforts.
Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi opened the climate summit reminding delegates that people from developed nations are not immune to the effects of climate change.
For New Zealand’s horticulture and viticulture industries, RSE was a godsend.
The purpose of the Pacific Business Hub is to engage Pacific Island based businesses with local communities.
The current chair of the Pacific Islands Forum said the region needed to address its own climate issues if it is to call on the rest of the world to address their emissions.
Researchers estimated a global rise of 0.7-1.2 metres – adding that if emissions are not curbed as soon as possible it will be even greater.
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