Securing the future of climate resilience in the Pacific cannot be left to chance

Following the publication of the Initial Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Synthesis Report aimed at measuring the progress of national climate action plans ahead of COP26, the United Nations warned in late February that current levels of climate…

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific

Nature-based solutions for climate resilience and biodiversity conservation in the Pacific  

Launching the Pacific Data Hub: a one-stop shop

    This post originally appeared on the DevPolicy Blog. It has been reprinted here with permission Launching the Pacific Data Hub: a one-stop shop  by Jonathan Kings, Stuart Minchin

CRGA 50: The Pacific spirit of cooperation, consensus and community

This week it was my pleasure to welcome delegates to the 50th meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA), and our very first virtual session. Virtual meetings are obviously not the same as an in-person talanoa…

Good data is the key to a sustainable post-COVID Pacific

Good data and statistics make essential contributions to building resilient and strong democratic societies. Decisions based on empirical data rather than anecdote or opinion are the foundation for good policy and planning. A focus on science and…

Young people’s right to be heard, our responsibility to listen

Young people’s right be heard, our responsibility to listen Today the Pacific Community is joining our friends and partners from across the region and around the world in marking International Youth Day. The day has a special significance in the Pacific…

Pacific response to COVID-19 is demonstrating power of regionalism

Health supplies being loaded for PNG as part of the PHP-C The Pacific Heads of Health recently held a virtual meeting under the shadow of COVID-19. The tone was understandably sombre and serious. The crisis being faced across the globe has certainly not…

Fueling Pacific Economic Engines with Open Data in Times of Covid-19

Throughout my career, I have always championed the value of open data, especially geospatial and earth observation data for the social, environmental and economic growth that it brings. Access to timely and accurate data is critical to maximizing the…

2020 World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Youth

2020 World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Youth Tobacco is a preventable risk factor for many non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, lung and heart diseases. Despite these well-known facts, tobacco use remains high globally and is a major risk…

Dr Stuart Minchin, SPC Director-General: With the crisis, we’re learning new ways of working

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