Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division (GEM)


Sharing Pacific Perspectives on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Finance

Climate change and disaster risk finance is crucial to addressing climate change, the greatest single threat to the livelihoods, security and well-being of the Pacific.  As such, a gathering on climate change and disaster risk finance opened today in…

Kiribati Communities Reap Benefits of improved Water and Sanitation infrastructure

KIRIWATSAN Phase 2 - Kiribati Water and Sanitation in the Outer Islands A partnership funded by the European Union Over 9,000 people in 35 villages across the 16 outer islands of the Gilbert group in Kiribati now have improved access to water and…

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction- Statement by Dr. A. Aumua, SPC Deputy Director-General

Check against delivery Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Statement by Dr Audrey Aumua Deputy Director General, The Pacific Community (SPC)    



Forty biogas digesters installed in the islands of Tuvalu bring community cleaner cooking stoves

The islands of Tuvalu are now able to use sustainable energy to cook their food after the installation of forty (40) biogas digesters in Niulakita, Nukulaelae, Nukufetau, Vaitupu, Nui, Niutao and Funafuti.

Cook Islands maritime industry calls for action to reduce greenhouse emissions

The Cook Islands Ministry of Transport, together with national ship operators, port operators and stakeholders have called for greater initiative in energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses. The call was made at the first National Workshop…

Search and Rescue (SAR) Facility Opens in Samoa

Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa   The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened a state-of-the-art Search and Rescue Facility on Friday, last week. The first of its kind in the…

Development minerals report will help guide sustainable use of Fiji’s georesources

These minerals we use to build our homes, schools, roads, water systems and just about every type of infrastructure you can think of, are critical for the Pacific. We use them to treat our soil and increase agricultural yields, to protect our coastlines…

Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Scaling up Pacific Adaptation project holds initial meeting in Fiji

Charlotte Pihigia of Niue during one of the group discussions at the meeting   Delegates from ten Pacific Island countries are gathering in Suva, Fiji this week for the inception and planning meeting of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus - Scaling…

Refurbished Emergency Operations Centres to strengthen disaster response in Fiji

Disaster response in Fiji is expected to be strengthened, with the opening of two newly-refurbished Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) funded by the European Union under the ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) project implemented…
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