Pacific Standard's coverage of COP23 from Fiji and Bonn, Germany.
Did U.S. Climate Negotiators Actually Accomplish Something in Bonn?
European observers say that the Department of State's delegation helped drive progress in some key areas of the COP23 talks.
After Slow Progress in Bonn, Activists Are Saying "See You in Court"
Why global warming lawsuits are gaining traction in courtrooms around the world.
Fijians Have a Message for Their Prime Minister: 'Clean Up Your Backyard First'
Fiji's prime minister has been a champion of Pacific climate causes during his presidency of COP23 in Germany, but Fijians back home feel that their concerns are being overlooked.
Combining Tradition and Modern Science to Survive Climate Change in the Pacific Islands
A network of protected and locally managed marine areas that began as a tool to ensure food security could also increase Fiji's resilience in the face of climate change.
Why It's Vital for the U.N. to Agree on a Plan for Loss and Damage
Advocates say an agreement on Loss and Damage is crucial for less-wealthy countries. But where's the cash?
What You Leave Behind When You Relocate After Climate Change
In the wake of Cyclone Winston, nearly every village on Koro Island is relocating further inland.
Chatting With Fijians About Climate Change: 'Sixty Years, and This Will Be All Under Water'
The rainy season seems to have arrived early in Western Fiji, but not every farmer is relieved.
Searching for Potable Water in Fiji's 'Salad Bowl'
Fiji's Sigatoka River valley has been spared from the drought besetting Western Fiji, but the farmers still lack consistent access to potable water.
America's Mortifying Performance at the Bonn Climate Talks
The U.S. delegation pushed nuclear and coal. The rest of the world rolled its eyes.
How the Methodist Church in Fiji Is Helping to Lead on Climate Action
An overwhelming majority of Fijians are religious. Reverend James Bhagwan explains how that faith can spur action.
How to Prepare for a Cyclone When You're Living in a Tent
Nearly two years after Cyclone Winston destroyed their homes, one extended family in Fiji prepares to weather another cyclone season in government-issued tents that are wearing thin.
Chatting With Fijians About Climate: 'Climate Change Is Happening Just Because of Us'
Fijian farmers talk about climate change amid a severe drought that's gripping much of the island nation.
Chatting With Fijians About Climate: 'We're Just a Tiny Dot'
In Levuka, locals talk about what it's like to live on the front lines of climate change.
Why Exceeding Paris Goals Is Life or Death for Pacific Islands
Fiji is faring better than its low-lying neighbors, but if the world's nations don't live up to their climate pledges, the capital city will soon be under water.
The Tensions Over U.N. Climate Finance, Captured in One Graph
A look at Fiji's emissions offers insights into why different countries tussle over what to do with climate cash.
After a Record-Breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season, Here's What to Expect in the South Pacific
Forecasters in the region predict an average cyclone season for the Pacific Islands, but Fiji is still recovering from the last major hurricane to batter the island nation.
Why Is the 'Pacific COP' Being Held in Germany, and Does It Matter?
The country presiding over the United Nations climate summit rotates every year, but experts say location matters less than leadership.