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Pacific links: Pacific Island Forum membership controversy, LGBTI activism, first PNG cardinal and more

By Harriet Smith, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia program The European Union says the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change is in part thanks to the Pacific. New Caledonia’s pro-independence leader Roch Wamytan maintains the territory should not have been granted membership to the Pacific Islands Forum as it is not independent, and says the membership will be used by France as a ‘Trojan horse’.
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