climate change

Carbon offset: one of the many applications of the new SER policy

Last April, SPC adopted its new Social and Environmental Responsibility policy (SER).

Securing food and water security ahead of drought in remote communities in the North Pacific

Participants from three small North Pacific island countries: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau, joined development partners last week (23-27 April 2018) to share experiences from the 2015-2016 severe El Niño drought and explore…

High expectations for a High-Level Dialogue by Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General, The Pacific Community (SPC)

In a little under two weeks the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will meet with leaders from around the Pacific region for a High Level Dialogue on Climate Change and Biodiversity.

A first Social and Environmental Responsibility policy at the Pacific Community (SPC)

A Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) policy applies to all Pacific Community (CPS) action since April 3, 2018, when approved by the Director General SPC, Colin Tukuitonga. SER aims to manage in an ethical and sustainable way the social and…

Promoting sustainable development through taxes and subsidies

©PhilippC, Flickr, Port Vila, Vanuatu   Making taxes and public subsidies more “sustainable” is the challenge the Pacific Community has taken on as part of the RESCCUE project’s support for the development of innovative economic and financial solutions.

Why the Pacific is taking an integrated approach to climate change and NCDs

The Island nations of the Pacific region are a community encompassing many unique traditions, cultures and experiences. These generally small island nations are spread across one the largest and most important regions on Earth. With small populations…

Tonga stakeholders call for more ocean forecasts

Following a successful ocean science training and stakeholder engagement workshop last week, Tonga Meteorological Service has committed to developing a monthly Ocean Outlook to provide critical ocean information and forecasts to the public.

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Message from the SPC Director General on Disaster Risk Reduction #Throwback.

The first Pacific regional organisations workshop to strengthen social and environmental responsibility

The Pacific Community (SPC) recently facilitated a first regional workshop last 5th and 6th of July to strengthen Institutional Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) as part of efforts to engage in mainstreaming Social and Environmental…

Managing, protecting, conserving and restoring marine and coastal ecosystems

The theme for this year’s World Oceans Day is - Our Oceans, Our Future. Over ninety-eight per cent of the Pacific region is ocean.  Marine and coastal ecosystems help to provide Pacific people with food, water, medicines, energy, transport, climate…
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