Region

Cook Islands

  • ‘We made the ocean our home’: The islands fighting climate change’

    September 14, 2020

    There is nothing like certainty in uncertain times. Every September, the northern summer folds into autumn, the southern winter blooms into spring. The leaves fall, the buds blossom, and all is well with the world. Except it is not. “Climate change has not stopped for COVID-19.” These are not my words but the headline of […]

  • Cook Islands State of Environment Report endorsed by Cabinet

    July 14, 2020

    The Cook Islands State of Environment Report (SoE) 2018 was officially approved by Cabinet on 6 March, 2020. The report updates the 1993 baseline with the latest findings supported by scientific data from the Cook Islands and presents it in a form that is easily understood. The SoE charts Cook Islands journey towards their national […]

  • Environmentalist calls on Cooks gov’t to listen to experts on seabed mining

    June 3, 2020

    An environmental activist in the Cook Islands says the government must listen to the experts on the merits of seabed mining. The Cook Islands is reputed to have billions of dollars worth of mineral-laden nodules on its ocean floor and is keen to exploit them. It is opposed to a call for a 10 year […]

  • Pacific island nations at COP25 in Madrid. Photo by Allan Jay Quesada

    Pacific island nations at the climate talks: Leave no one behind

    December 12, 2019

    Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats to their survival, leaders of the sinking countries in the Pacific region urged the international community at the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) to urgently act and avert climate crisis. “ We are clearly on the frontline of climate change. They are realities for countries in […]