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Escape to Santo: PW Podcast S02-08

The eruption of the Manaro volcano in Vanuatu caught many off guard and forced thousands residents of villages in the area to evacuate.  Vanuatu is now working to ensure they are better prepared for these types of evacuations in the future, in part…

Our Ocean 2020 Conference

​Areas of Action The ocean gives us life. We rely on it for food, livelihoods, climate resilience and recreation. Ensuring the longevity of our planet’s life force requires decisive and collective action. Our Ocean 2020 will focus on six Areas of Action…

26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26)

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.  

Preparing youth for disaster in Samoa: PW Podcast S02-07

While strong public awareness efforts about disaster preparation are underway across the Pacific, how can officials be certain they are reaching the regions most vulnerable populations? Would a 5 year old child know what to do during a disaster? How can…

The Pacific Community (SPC) and climate change: Building resilient communities in the Pacific

SPC's Director of Environmental Sustainability Programme on SPC and climate change

This week, the Pacific Community and Partners are at COP 25 in Madrid. Listen to Sylvie Goyet, SPC's Director of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Programme on how SPC helps its members countries and territories address the threat of…

2020 Tide Prediction Calendars Released

More than 1,900 Tide Prediction Calendars for 23 Pacific locations were distributed this week to National Meteorological Service offices and other coastal users around the region. These annual calendars are a popular product of the Australian-funded…

Wave movements under surveillance

This experimental device is located on the outer slope of the reef, south of Toombo Reef, near the Boulari Pass, south of the Lighthouse. The device consists of a yellow houlographic buoy 40 cm in diameter, as well as 2 orange floats. As part of the "…

The economic & humanitarian catastrophe threatening Pacific island communities

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission.    The Economic & Humanitarian Catastrophe Threatening Pacific Island Communities By Thalif Deen | 

Dr Colin Tukuitonga on Climate Change

The Director-General of the Pacific Community discusses the impacts of climate change in the region, and the action that must be undertaken to help vulnerable island countries adapt.
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