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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…

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  

2019 delivers milestone graduation for Pacific environmentalists

Over 30 Pacific Island environmental practitioners and government officials from 14 countries received post graduate certificates in Ridge to Reef Sustainable Development from James Cook University ahead of their formal graduation in Townsville,…

Pacific calls for greater voice in the global effort to save our Ocean

Pacific representatives called for a more inclusive voice as the world prepares for the upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030. The call was made at the first of 9 regional preparatory workshops to determine the key…

Palau and Tonga win prestigious Energy Globe Award

The Pacific Community’s Global Climate Change Alliance: Pacific Small Island States (GCCA: PSIS),  funded by the European Union (EU) was the proud recipient of the 2019 Energy Globe Award, recognised for its outstanding work and contribution towards…
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