The government says money will fund new infrastructure but do climate investments like this work?
The Morrison government has committed to spend $500m on climate change and disaster resilience in the Pacific.
The announcement – on top of an existing commitment of $300m for 2016-2020 – marks a significant shift from the Abbott government, which was criticised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for decreasing the emphasis on climate change in the aid program.
ensuring roads and bridges are more resilient to extreme weather in Papua New Guinea so people have access to markets and can visit their families during times of disaster
the Tina River Hydropower project to provide power to most of Honiara in the Solomon Islands
building climate resilient schools in Kiribati