climate change

Climate Change Adaptation in the Federated States of Micronesia

Department of Pacific Affairs’ Visiting Fellow, Gonzaga (Zag) Puas, is leading a climate change adaptation project in collaboration with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), ANU and others.

From Sinking to Syncing: Pacific diplomacy and consensus in multilateral climate change negotiations

How and when do states agree not to disagree in multilateral negotiations? Consensus is more than a conference procedure or an outcome of decision making; it is a process norm in contemporary multilateral diplomacy. How do (small) states (vis-à-vis Pacific island states) build and reach consensus in multilateral climate change negotiations? The thesis explores the work of 14 Pacific island states delegations in various multilateral forums in the year 2015; the road to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Paris Agreement.

The Blue Economy: Plenty of Potential

Pacific islanders depend on coastal and offshore fisheries for food, jobs and revenue. For example, offshore tuna fishing licenses and access fees can

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