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Pacific Islands Universities Research Network Conference – Cook Islands, July 2023

Between 4-6 July, JTPac’s Nick Bainton, Emilka Skrzypek and Pierre-Yves Le Meur attended the 5th Pacific Islands Universities Research Network Conference in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The theme of this year’s meeting was: ‘Exploring this Sea of Islands’. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss global energy transitions and justice convergences in the Pacific with a range of Pacific researchers and scholars. How can the people and nations of the Pacific manage double exposure to resource extraction and climate change? How can social science research help understand and manage these double pressures in the Pacific?

You can find out more about PIURN and the conference here: Exploring this sea of islands: 5th Pacific Islands Universities Network Conference –