Pacific Perspectives

Welcome to Pacific Perspectives, a new section for opinion pieces and commentary by SPC experts. We are recognised for our multi-disciplinary scientific and technical expertise, skills and direct Pacific experience.  Many of our staff are thought leaders in their field.  Our Pacific Perspectives posts will cover a wide range of sustainable development issues and solutions.

Strengthening the role of development actors in the pacific agriculture sector

The idea for a Pacific Week of Agriculture (PWA) was conceived in October 2014 when Vanuatu attended the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Suriname, South America. The South West Pacific (SWP) Ministers of Agriculture unanimously endorsed Vanuatu’s…

SPC promotes geothermal energy as a catalyst for sustainable economic development in the Pacific

Access to electrical power is one of the major impediments to development in the Pacific, let alone access to clean and affordable energy. While Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) are making some progress in harnessing renewable energy…

Leveraging Learning: Applying our lessons to build on our results

Author: Lori B. Dutta, Planning Adviser (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning)

Establishing seeds as the key element in climate-smart responses to food security

In a world of plenty, climate-smart seed is conspicuously scarce

Pacific Perspective: joint Pacific Regional Energy And Transport Ministers Meeting

Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers' Meeting 2017: Officials Meeting opening

Reviving the focus on coastal fisheries in the Pacific region

Photo credit: Richard Nyberg, USAID supports oceans and sustainable fisheries in the Asia-Pacif

Defining the limits of National sovereignty for Pacific Islands countries: making it a regional priority

Signing of the maritime boundary agreement between Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavere and Prime Minister Charlot Salawai of Vanuatu, at Motolava Island, Torba, Province of Vanuatu.Source: Prime Minister’s Press Secretariat, Solomon Islands

Ecosystem resilience

Innovative economic and financial solutions for Pacific Island ecosystem resilience must be put to the test
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