Saturday, November 18th, 2017
BONN, Germany – November 18: 12.40pm (UN Climate Change News/Nuku’alofa Times): The launch of a new network for Pacific environmental journalists was announced this morning by the United Nations as part of the COP23 achievements here in Bonn, following talks of the last two weeks.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – November 17: 10pm (RNZI): Tongan rugby league fans say Auckland Airport’s ban on welcoming players back to the city for the world cup semi-finals is racial discrimination.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – November 17: 9.25pm (NZN): Tonga are riding the crest of a Rugby League World Cup wave and they’re not ready to wipe out just yet.
BONN, Germany – November 17: 7.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): THE World Wildlife Fund says it recognizes the progress made on laying the groundwork for increasing climate ambition up to 2020 and beyond, but notes that 2018 will be key for countries to clearly signal their intention to step up and enhance their climate plans.
Have first world Western countries given up on Pacific Island Nations by not addressing climate change issues such as pollution? By JOHN BARNETT BONN, Germany – November 17: 3pm (The Conversation): Fiji’s presidency of this year’s United Nations climate summit has put a renewed focus on the future of low-lying Pacific Islands.
By ILIESA TORA (Compliments of DW Academy/UNFCCC) BONN, Germany (MEIDECC): It is undeniable that the effects of Climate Change increasingly threaten the very existence of Small Island Developing States such as Tonga, whose vulnerabilities are rapidly increasing and swiftly eroding our capacities for resilience, Tonga’s Head of Delegation at the COP23 told the High-Level Plenary meeting here on Thursday.