SPC supports Tuvalu to complete its petroleum industry review

Tuesday 9 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

The small island state of Tuvalu imports about 4.5 million litres of fuel per year, the bulk of which is diesel fuel to generate electricity. This is about twice the volume imported in the mid-1990s and accounts for more than 20% of the total Tuvalu gross domestic product (GDP).

SIDS Conference: SPC’s regional coordination role highlighted at historic events

Monday 8 September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Suva, Fiji

Sustainable-energy-is-neededProgress in sustainable energy development in Pacific small island developing states (SIDS) was marked by two historic events that recently took place with key leadership and support from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). The two events took place at the United Nations SIDS Conference on 1–4 September in Apia, Samoa.

Regional forest inventory training in the Pacific

Friday 5th September 2014, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji

UNREDD-LabasaMore than 20 participants representing six Pacific Island countries attended a two-week training regional workshop on forest inventory held in Labasa, Fiji, 15–29 August 2014.

SIDS Conference: Partnership ‘a natural response’ says SPC Director-General

Friday 5 September 2014, SIDS Conference, Apia, Samoa

SIDSCongratulating the Government and people of Samoa for their superb hosting of several thousand delegates to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Apia, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), said it was clear ‘the global community will leave not just with a good understanding of the challenges and opportunities of SIDS – but also a great appreciation of our unique and distinctively proud island cultures’.



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