Traditional practices and integrated management help communities ensure the future of their marine resources

Thursday, 21 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) headquarters, Noumea, New Caledonia

lagoon-Pakin-AtollOn the atoll of Pakin, in Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), fishing is the main type of work and is a source of food and income through the sale of catches to the neighbouring island of Pohnpei, the main island in FSM. Yet fishers have noticed that there are fewer fish and invertebrates than there used to be and that they are smaller in size.

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Maritime transport augments economic development

Wednesday 20 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva

Domestic-ships-docked-in-HoniaraThe Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to be held in Samoa from 1 to 4 September 2014 presents the Pacific region with a rare opportunity to influence the Post-2015 Development Agenda dialogue and ensure that the unique challenges of the region are put forward on the global stage. Sustainable economic development, which includes sustainable transport, is the focus of one of six plenary meetings that will take place at the SIDS conference. It is also part of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Dialogue that will run in parallel with the plenary meetings.

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SPC launches a new web-based map of epidemic alerts in the Pacific

Wednesday 20 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Noumea, New Caledonia

Web-based-map-Epidemics-PacificThe Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has just launched a new web-based interactive map showing current epidemic and emerging disease alerts in the Pacific region.

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Energy data and effective renewable energy policy-making needed to fulfil renewable energy targets

Friday 15 August 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), is conducting a week-long training workshop  on–Energy Data and Policy Mechanisms to Support Implementation of Renewable Energy Targets–at its Suva Regional office in Fiji.

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