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National Emergency Operations Centre opens in Niue

The newly built National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) in Niue was opened yesterday by the Niue Premier, Hon. Sir Toke Talagi, and the Pacific Community (SPC) representative, Mr. Taito Nakalevu. This building will house the Police and National…

Thank an Oceanographer!

Pacific features in Global Ocean Observing Conference “When you’re sick, you go to the doctor. Our oceans are sick and we need the scientists and experts to help us understand what is wrong and how to get better.” – Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for…

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in maritime sector saving thousands for boat operators

Pacific domestic vessels equipped with solar systems are saving up to 32% per year on operational costs, equivalent to AUD 48,000 as part of a new pilot project focused on reducing emissions and demonstrating the use of renewable energy in Pacific…

Pacific Energy and Transport Ministers’ commit to renewables and shift away from fossil fuels

As global leaders meet to negotiate new targets to stem the rising impact of climate change, Pacific Energy & Transport Ministers have agreed in Samoa on a bold set of priorities that will reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase renewable energy…

Fourth Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’ Meeting: Opening Remarks by Mr. Stein Hansen, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

 Fourth Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’ Meeting  Opening Remarks by Mr. Stein Hansen,  Director and UNIDO Representative  Regional Office Hub in Bangkok 19 September 2019 TATTE Conference Centre, Apia, Samoa, 16-20 September 2019  Theme…

Pacific Transport Ministers launch global first strategy to strengthen the empowerment of women and girls in maritime

The Regional Strategy for Pacific Women In Maritime (2020-2024) was launched by the  Minister of Finance, Hon.  Sili Epa Tuioti calling political leaders and policy maker’s to support equal opportunities for women in the maritime sector.

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting: Remarks by Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting Remarks by Bekir Sitki Ustaoglu, Head, Asia and Pacific Section, Technical Cooperation Division, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) TATTE Conference Centre, Apia, Samoa, 16-20…

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting: Introductory remarks by the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC)

Fourth pacific regional energy and transport ministers’ meeting Introductory remarks by the Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Apia, Samoa, 18-20 September 2019 Theme: Sustainable Energy and Transport Services for the Blue Pacific  

Science is key to solving our climate change challenges

Science, and the rigorous examination and evaluation of data, is the foundation of modern society. In the harnessing of electricity, the exploration of space, the elimination of polio, or the development of the internet, to name a few examples, we have…

Solar power pilot project reducing greenhouse gas emissions for Vanuatu's 'Tiwi Trader'

On July 22nd, 2019, Pacific Community’s Director General, Dr. Colin Tukuitonga launched the pilot project of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific), hosted by Pacific Community (SPC).   "Maritime Transport is a lifeline in…
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