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Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril
Representatives particularly disappointed by softened language on coal and a lack of funding to pay for loss and damages

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

15, Nov, 2021 @4:14 AM

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Scott Morrison unveils $500m in international climate finance on first day of Cop26
Money will be directed to projects in Pacific and south-east Asia, Australia’s PM says

Katharine Murphy in Glasgow

01, Nov, 2021 @7:29 PM

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Third of Pacific islands unable to attend Cop26, sparking fears summit will be less ambitious
Activists say the presence of the countries most affected by climate crisis is key to pressuring leaders to agree aggressive targets

Kate Lyons

21, Oct, 2021 @12:28 AM

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Covid live: UK reports 45,066 new cases, highest since mid-July; Russia daily cases pass 30,000 for first time
Highest daily cases in UK since mid-July with a further 157 Covid-linked deaths; Russia registers 31,299 new cases in one day

Nadeem Badshah (now); Tom Ambrose, Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

14, Oct, 2021 @10:42 PM

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‘We’re ready’: Fiji prepares to welcome tourists almost two years after closing borders
Fully vaccinated travellers from select countries including New Zealand and Australia will be able to visit from November

Geraldine Panapasa in Suva

14, Oct, 2021 @2:13 AM

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How are Australia’s neighbours faring in the Covid pandemic?
Vaccination rates are rising in much of south-east Asia and the Pacific after recent outbreaks, but some of the largest countries are falling behind

Josh Nicholas

29, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Vaccines on horseback: Fiji doctors take long and muddy road to protect remote villages from Covid
A team of medics hiked in the mountains for hours to take supplies to the small village of Nakida

Kate Lyons

03, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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From vaccine mandates to a chatting ban: how schools in the Asia Pacific are managing Delta
Some schools remain shut amid outbreaks of the highly infectious Delta variant while others push to keep classrooms open

Guardian staff

02, Sep, 2021 @1:26 AM

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‘No one wanted to come near us’: what it’s like being pregnant amid Fiji’s Covid outbreak
As Fiji battles to contain the coronavirus, pregnant women are having to give birth in isolation

Geraldine Panapasa in Suva

20, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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IPCC report shows ‘possible loss of entire countries within the century’
Pacific island nations are already being battered by king tides, catastrophic cyclones and sustained droughts

Kate Lyons

09, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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US blocks imports from Fiji-based vessel accused of enslaving its crew
Customs and Border Protection issued an order Wednesday to halt shipments from the tuna fishing vessel

Maya Yang

04, Aug, 2021 @7:46 PM

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Fiji’s political turmoil: everything you need to know
An unpopular new law that critics say will remove power from landowners has triggered political and social upheaval

Kelvin Anthony

04, Aug, 2021 @2:13 AM

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