SPC and USP support gender-inclusive climate change adaptation efforts PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday 2 July 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji  



The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific’s Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), organised a workshop on addressing and sustaining adaptation to climate change in rural communities through gender inclusive sustainable development on 24–28 June in Daku Village, Fiji.


The workshop brought together 12 local communities that are project sites for the PACE-SD Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) project funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). Workshop participants shared ideas, experiences and best practices in climate change adaptation and worked to incorporate a gender perspective into ongoing adaptation activities.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:03
Strengthening SPC’s capacity in the energy sector PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday 26 June 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji  



Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) are dispersed over an area of ocean approximately four times the size of China. These distances translate to extremely high unit costs for services and goods, including those relating to petroleum products – a commodity that dictates the costs of living and the competitiveness of goods and services in PICTs.


Responding to the key role of petroleum in the region’s energy landscape, and the low hanging benefits from it, SPC has secured the services of Mr Alan Bartmanovich, who will join its Energy Programme later in the month as Petroleum Adviser. Mr Bartmanovich is no stranger to the Pacific, having held a similar position at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat from 1997–2004. He brings into the Energy Programme both government and industry experience over a span of more than 25 years.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 12:20

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