Fiji: Five year climate change project reviewed

Press Release – SPREP Regional five year climate change adaptation project reviewed in Fiji this week 28 July 2014, Nadi, Fiji – The wide-ranging impact of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project was highlighted this morning at the opening ceremony of a meeting …

TPPA is a bad idea

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit Currently New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, and Mexico are still negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Officially talks finished last August, but the reality is that they keep …

TPP, LGNZ Election Manifesto, Public Interest

Press Release – LGNZ The Renewables of Motueka, and Nelson TPP Action have been active lobbying local government authorities and councils in respect to the public interest on free trade and investment treaties including TPP (Transpacific Partnership).

Sea-level rise threatens Pacific Islands claim to sea

Press Release – Food and Agriculture Organisation Nadi, Fiji: Climate change-induced sea-level rise in the world’s small island nations continues to be the most pressing threat to their environment and socio-economic development with annual losses estimated in the billions of dollars due to increased …

Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders summit in November hangs in the balance, according …

Gordon Campbell on TPP talks and the election in Afghanistan

Column – Gordon Campbell As negotiators gather in Ottawa this week for the latest round of talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, the opposition to (a) the TPP deal itself and (b) the Trade Promotion Authority needed to pass it into US law is increasing within …

Gordon Campbell on the BNP Paribas case, and Dotcom

Column – Gordon Campbell So the extradition hearing for Kim Dotcom has been delayed until next February. In another long running drama, a final deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact is hoped for by years end. If a TPP deal is completed by that date, US President …

Palau first to start work on climate and disaster plan

Press Release – SPREP Palau – Palau is the first island nation to begin work on a project to develop Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans for national broadcasters through an emergency management for media course that was completed on Thursday.