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Addressing the issue of marine plastic pollution in the Pacific
By Online Editor
03:23 am GMT+12, 30/10/2020, Samoa

The why, how, and what is being done to address the issue of marine plastic pollution in the Pacific was highlighted during the third day of the 2020 Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change Conference by Anthony Talouli, Acting Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme…
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PNG PM Marape supports scientific research
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27/10/2020 - Pacific migration with dignity, the key in new Australian policy brief
26/10/2020 - Questions over Australia's influence on new Pacific security intelligence hub
26/10/2020 - Science, unity and solidarity, key to defeating COVID: UN chief
26/10/2020 - Covid-free Marshalls keen to talk recovery amid pandemic
26/10/2020 - Taiwan Travel bubble' plan with Palau postponed: CECC
25/10/2020 - UN treaty banning nuclear weapons set to enter into force in January
25/10/2020 - Palau President Remengesau: We would become a joke if we remain with PIF if Micronesia’s turn is not honoured
25/10/2020 - UN and Fiji partnership commended at the UN75 anniversary
25/10/2020 - Fiamē unopposed, Samoa PM facing two opponents when election candidates registrations closed
25/10/2020 - Top PNG official named in Australian Senate as demanding payment from Paladin
25/10/2020 - Very tough’ months ahead in COVID battle, WHO helping scale up dwindling oxygen suppy
23/10/2020 - Marshall Islands adds voice to IMO decarbonisation backlash
23/10/2020 - Pacific Islands Forum virtual meeting eyed in November
23/10/2020 - Australia urged to offer migration safety valve as climate pressures Pacific
23/10/2020 - Marshall Islands condemns Chinese coercion in the Pacific
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23/10/2020 - Bougainville President Toroama announces key government progress
23/10/2020 - Solomon Islands records fourth case of COVID-19
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