In the Pacific, climate change is happening now

With many countries exposed to sea-level rise, dramatic increases in heat, and extreme precipitation forecast, the Pacific region is already affected by the impacts of climate change. Extreme weather events, displacement, food security issues are all…

Agriculture recovery information sheets distributed to Tongans and regionally after calamitous eruption

The massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’aipi volcano in January 2022 has devastated communities and will have far-reaching effects on Tonga agriculture. SPC’s Land Resources Division (LRD) has responded by consulting its agriculture and soil…

Identifying groundwater sources on Fiji’s Kia Island

Although it is composed of 98 per cent ocean, the Pacific is one of the world’s regions where availability of freshwater supplies is the most challenging. On Kia Island in Fiji, where access to water is even more uncertain after one of the strongest…

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion critical components in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change in FSM

Pacific Islands Emergency Services strengthened through partnership

Photo caption: Anthony Blake(middle) SPC PIEMA Officer hands over donated equipment to NFA Team Leader Lemeki Lenoa and Valelevu Station Firefighters The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) donated lifesaving equipment to support emergency management…

Refusing to disappear: How the people of Tukuraki became symbols of a Resilient Pacific

It has been a difficult five years for the people of Tukuraki. The village has faced three devastating natural disasters and suffered the loss of four of its people.

International Day for Disaster Reduction

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

Pacific Community and World Food Programme strengthen cooperation

The Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed an agreement that aims to increase the effectiveness of their service in assisting Pacific Island countries and territories in achieving their resilience building and development…

Pacific Leaders united on call for action to address climate change and disaster risks

Pacific leaders today called for action to stem the tide of emissions and prevent Pacific Island countries from being devastated by disasters and climate change. President of the Republic of Kiribati H.E. Tenati Maamau whilst speaking at a Pacific…

Impact and lessons learned during TC Winston reviewed

The month of February marks the one year anniversary since tropical cyclone Winston, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, struck Fiji. During the past 12 months Fiji has made progress towards a full recovery.…
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