[Date TBC] COP 15 - Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2022)

​The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will review the achievement and delivery of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. It is also anticipated that the final…

Building climate-ready fishing communities in Pacific French Territories

Fisheries are crucial for the nutrition, food security and livelihoods of thousands of people in Pacific French Territories. Empiric studies show fishing has become less productive than in the past. Over the last years, climate variations have hada…

UN Ocean Conference

Scaling up Ocean Action Based on Science and Innovation for the Implementation of Goal 14: Stocktaking, Partnerships and Solutions 

SIDE EVENT: A Sustainable Blue Pacific Continent – Scaling up action through Ocean Science, Policy and Traditional knowledge

Ocean Science Fact: Sea level rise is not only due to melting glaciers

Did you know that sea level rise is not only due to melting glaciers? About one third of today’s sea level rise is due to thermal expansion of the ocean – as the ocean warms, water expands and takes up more space. The other two-thirds come from shrinking…

Green News: Vanuatu - Addressing climate change is safeguarding human rights

Bob Loughman Weibur, Prime minister of the Republic of Vanuatu, published an opinion piece in Newsweek, enhancing the fact that the climate crisis is a human rights crisis. According to him, local farmers and fishers, island women, men and young people…

Hot off the press: Why our future relies on health of our ocean

The Pacific Community presents a selection of products published by SPC and our partners highlighting the important scientific and technical work that we are currently undertaking across the Blue Pacific Continent. Why do we need a Centre for Ocean…

Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji.  More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related…

The Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS) Brochure

World Ocean's Day

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