climate change

The Blue Economy for the Blue Planet

NEW CALEDONIA, Nov 20 2018 (IPS) - We live on a “blue planet” where water covers around 75 percent of the Earth’s surface. Without water we would simply not survive as a species.

The ‘Green Pacific’ offers a pathway to a brighter future

It is a fact that Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) contribute a minuscule amount to the global emissions of harmful Greenhouse Gases that cause climate change. On the other hand, every year, PICTs import for one billion US in fossil fuels…

The ocean in us: Pacific regionalism and identity as a catalyst for global ocean action

Photo credit: Cameron Diver   “Pacific peoples are the custodians of the world’s largest, most peaceful and abundant ocean, its many islands and its rich diversity of cultures” – Framework for Pacific Regionalism.

Les Outre-Mer vus par leurs acteurs: la France, 2e espace maritime, pour quoi faire ?

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In New Caledonia, when the house is on fire, traditional leaders can help

Seven hundred years. That’s the time the Mont-Dore forest in New Caledonia will need to regenerate, after a bush fire destroyed most of it last year.

European Union renews commitment to Pacific climate and biodiversity in overseas territories

Tomas Mateo Goyet (Team Leader, overseas territories at the EU Delegation for the Pacific) and Cameron Diver (SPC Deputy Director-General) finalizing the SPC-SPREP codelagation agreement for the 11th EDF.

Building monitoring & evaluation (M&E) capacity in climate change and disaster resilience in Kiribati

Training for development practitioners in Kiribati has been completed this week focusing on  boosting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity to support the country’s work in climate change and disaster risk management. 

France, through the French Development Agency, and the Pacific Community, together commit for climate and the environmental protection in the Pacific

The Pacific Community and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed today at SPC Headquarters an agreement to renew for 2 years a position of Director, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Director within SPC. Read the full story (in French…

New Sea Level Monitoring Station boosts Tonga’s Resilience

Today on Vuna Wharf in the Tongan capital of Nukuʻalofa, the Honourable Prime Minister of Tonga Samiuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva officially commissioned a new Pacific Sea Level and Geodetic Monitoring station, which will provide high quality sea level, climate,…

First M&E for Climate Resilience Training completed in Vanuatu

Vanuatu increased its capacity to manage national climate change and disaster risk resilience related activities, by providing a 5-day Monitoring and Evaluation for Climate Resilience training course in the capital, Port Vila. The course was developed in…
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