Small island states have asked the world’s maritime tribunal to clarify state obligations on climate change, which could be influential for other courts.
NEWS: King of Tonga discusses environment with the Pope, as Vatican gets its first Tongan Cardinal
BLOG: Using photos and stories, people in the Arctic and small island states are documenting the disappearance of their land
INTERVIEW: Maldives climate ambassador says group wants commitment to 1.5C warming goal, more finance and action on loss and damage mechanism
ANALYSIS: Negotiators are already distancing themselves from the 2C goal, but it is too important to throw away
NEWS: President Anote Tong calls for world leaders to pay attention to sinking island at today’s historic climate summit in New York
COMMENT: When a vulnerable island nation calls on would-be superpowers to attend the UN’s climate summit, why are NGOs not offering more solidarity?
SPEECH: UN climate chief tells small island states to set ambitious clean energy goals
NEWS: Climate change set to dominate discussions during 2014 Small Islands conference
INTERVIEW: Marginalised small island voices key for credible Paris deal, says Ambassador Marlene Moses
COMMENT: Small island states were excluded from the UN’s ‘loss and damage’ committee; it’s time they are invited to the table
NEWS: President Tong says islands will be “annihilated” regardless of action from US and China
NEWS: Low lying island countries at risk from sea level rise are pushing for tougher climate action ahead of Bonn talks
NEWS: Efforts to stop warming above 1.5C no longer possible, says Edenhofer, with dire consequences for small island states
Leaders focus on climate threat to low lying islands, with warnings some could be destroyed “in our lifetime”
Baron Waqa speaks of climate risk threatening to undo history of struggle and achievement in Small Island States