There has been an increasing number of women candidates standing in the elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the last twenty years. Nonetheless, the political culture and electoral setting are inhospitable for women. This makes it difficult for them to participate in politics effectively. With no legislated temporary special measures implemented in PNG to date, women vying for national representation are encouraged simply to keep contesting until they get elected.
Pacific activists across a broad range of sectors have worked hard to capture the attention of a global audience on the risks and challenges that climate change presents to the Pacific Islands region. These voices have been effective in calling for greater climate action from major carbon emitting economies, and innovative in their demands for recognition of the loss and damages incurred as a result of climate change. While this global story of the Pacific Islands region is well known, less visible is the domestic politics related to climate change.