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SPC raises water and energy awareness in Pacific Island schools PDF Print E-mail

Friday 23 May 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji –

 

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The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s Economic Development Division (EDD) and Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (AGTD) recently collaborated to coordinate a regional poster competition as a way to raise awareness about water and energy.

 

The theme of the competition was ‘Save Water, Save Energy for the Pacific’, and invitations were sent out to all water and energy focal points in the Pacific region.

 

An overwhelming 200 entries were received, with Sipili Samisoni from Jai Narayan College, Fiji winning the first prize of USD 500. The second prize (USD 300) went to Kelera Yabakivou and John Sito of Lautoka Primary School, Fiji, and the third prize (USD 250) was awarded to Flornie Romblon Malinao from Niue High School.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014 14:04
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A Pacific centre of excellence for renewable energy and energy efficiency PDF Print E-mail

Thursday 13 March 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji –

 

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A validation meeting on the establishment of the Pacific Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency got under way in Nadi yesterday (12 March 2014) with 30 participants from the region’s energy sector, government, private sector  and non-state organisations in attendance.

 

The two-day meeting is organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), supported by the Government of Austria.

 

The meeting is a follow up of the Fourth Meeting of the Pacific Energy Advisory Group (PEAG), held at SPC’s Suva Regional Office last December, which highlighted concerns about the mid-term and long-term sustainability of renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in the region. Participants at the Suva meeting acknowledged the commonly shared capacity challenges, and the establishment of a specialised regional centre to address these issues were underlined.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 April 2014 12:56
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