The Pacific Collective on Nuclear Issues (the Collective) representing Pacific civil society organisations (CSOs) strongly opposes the plans of the Japanese Government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) to discharge 1.28 million tonnes of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from 2023. The Collective refutes the veracity of a number of premises advanced by the Radiological Impact
On behalf of a coalition of Pacific civil society organisations (CSO) and movement leaders, we call on the French Government to postpone the third independence referendum in Kanaky/New Caledonia, which was “hastily” announced to go ahead on the 12th of December, 2021. The French Minister for Overseas Territories, Sebastien Lecornu, told French journalists in Paris that the third self-determination vote
Off The Hook: How the big subsidisers are avoiding responsibility in the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiations From November 30 – December 3 Trade Ministers will be meeting in Geneva for the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial (MC12). One of the key areas of discussion are the negotiations on fisheries subsidies. The negotiations on fisheries subsidies have a long history
AUKUS “highly problematic” for the region Australia needs to be put on notice by the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders for abandoning its commitments under the South Pacific’s nuclear free accord, the Treaty of Rarotonga, by signing up to the controversial security pact, AUKUS. The deal by the Australian, the United Kingdom, and the United States Governments is “highly problematic” and
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) current negotiations on ending fisheries subsidies are undermining livelihoods and development for developing and least-developed countries. This was echoed by small-scale fisher groups, civil society organisations, intra-government bodies and Member country negotiators at the WTO public forum on “Catching Development: Acting Together for Sustainable Fisheries Trade”, hosted by the Pacific Network on Globalisation and Handelskampanjen.
JOINT STATEMENT PCC / PIANGO / DAWN / PANG 1st July 2021 DeepGreen the main beneficiary of Nauru mining trigger Pacific Regional Civil Society groups today accused DeepGreen, a venture capitalist company, as the real beneficiary of the Nauru Government’s decision to trigger the start of a process which could lead to potential widespread seabed mining in 2 years’ time.