• Bad news on global warming last week, with the latest IPCC report concluding that global warming is depleting fresh water and crops, destroying coral reefs and melting the Arctic.  See here eight stark graphs from the report . US Secretary of State John Kerry’s  response to the report was strong.
  • The UK meets its pledge to spend 0.7% of GNI on development assistance.
  • USAID launches the Gloval Development Lab.  It focuses on six thematic areas: food security and nutrition, maternal and child survival, energy access, sustainable water solutions, child literacy, and connected technologies. It aims to 'take game-changing solutions to more than 200 million people'.
  • Tackling HIV/AIDS in West Papua.
  • Record economic growth predicted for PNG next year but will it have the much needed development impact?
  • Flood crisis in Solomon Islands testing aid agencies.
  • Beautifully shot FT video on Myanmar's mobile phone revolution.