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CLIMATE CHANGE

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Climate change is the major focus of the administration when reporting on the State of the Environment in its 2024 State of the Territory Comprehensive Report. It reports that “climate change is an imminent reality with extensive global, regional, and local consequences...
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Auckland, NEW ZEALAND — A young Samoan climate activist says the UN's new guidance on children's rights to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is "the first step to global change". The UN Committee have affirmed for the first time that climate change is affecting children's rights to life...
tuvalu shoreline
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — Samoa assumed a leadership role in January this year as chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), the negotiating bloc for small island developing states. Samoa is well placed to elevate the experience of Pacific Islands to influence global support on climate change...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The U.S. Department of Commerce has recommended $203,000 for a project in American Samoa to make communities and the economy more resilient to climate change, as part of the Investing in America agenda. The project announced last week by Vice President Kamala Harris will...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A report on Climate Change in the Western Pacific recently released by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council drills down on the effects of climate change on American Samoa and warns that the loss of StarKist and the tuna industry due to the implications...
Community consultation on Samoa's ocean plan.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa might be a small country in the eyes of the world but when it comes to matters of the Ocean, it is a large ocean state. As such, Samoa is home to exceptional habitats such as seamounts, coral reefs, mangroves, and oceanic basins, which contribute significantly to the economy and...
Gov. Lemanu P. S Mauga (at podium)
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa is sinking due to the effects of climate change, said Lt Governor Talauega E. . Ale when he spoke before Cabinet yesterday.  “Climate change is a big priority of the governor and that's why we're talking about building up more windmills for solar farms, a...
Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, of Uganda with others at cop27
Sydney, AUSTRALIA — As world leaders assemble for the United Nations climate change conference (COP27) in Egypt, it’s hard to be optimistic the talks will generate any radical departure from the inexorable rise in global carbon emissions over the past two centuries. After all, before last year’s...
Coconut trees with roots exposed by erosion
Honolulu, HAWAII — Pacific island nations are dealing with disappearing islands, worsening storms, increasing outmigration and other serious effects of climate change, illustrating the need for more climate financing. Over the past decade, Pacific nations have received about $2.2 billion in...
Eseta Vusamu sits near the water
Apia, SAMOA (AP) — When and if an island nation fully submerges due to rising seas, what happens to the nationalities of its citizens? This and other related questions are being considered by island nations advocating for changes to international law as climate change threatens their existence. "...

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