Category Archives: ENVIRONMENT

COP23: Talanoa & talk in Bonn

This year is an important one for climate negotiations in the South Pacific. Fiji is presiding over the 23rd United Nations climate change conference, which starts this week. Fiji’s presidency means there is – at least on paper – a particularly strong focus at COP23 on highlighting the impacts of climate change for small islands and developing states (SIDS). But don’t expect to see the conference taking place in Fiji, or on the global frontlines of climate change.

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Dan Hikuroa on listening for the Voice of the River

Over the next few weeks, in the lead-up to global climate conference COP23 in Bonn, we’re featuring articles that highlight grassroots environmental activism. First off the mark is an essay by Dr Daniel Hikuroa, an earth systems scientist from Aotearoa New Zealand. Dan actively lobbies and inspires New Zealanders to take care of their waterways – as a Principal Investigator for both Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, and Te Pūhana Matatini and works around Aotearoa New Zealand to achieve better outcomes for the rivers and waterways.

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