Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Adaptation to Climate Change (RESCCUE)

France, through the French Development Agency, and the Pacific Community, together commit for climate and the environmental protection in the Pacific

The Pacific Community and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed today at SPC Headquarters an agreement to renew for 2 years a position of Director, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Director within SPC. Read the full story (in French…

The Pacific Community supports the implemenation of mitigation hierarchy in New Caledonia

In partnership with New Caledonia's three Provinces, the Pacific Community published an operational guide to streamline project environmental impact assessment and the implementation of measures to avoid, minimise and – as a last resort – to offset the…

Pacific Search and Rescue Steering Committee Strategic Plan endorsed

The Pacific Search and Rescue Steering Committee (PACSAR) is committed to working with other Pacific Island countries or territories within or neighbouring their areas of responsibility to build search and rescue response capability. Representatives from…

Improving Pacific search and rescue capacity through cooperation and coordination

The Seventh Pacific Regional Search and Rescue workshop was opened this morning in Auckland.

Strengthening environmental leadership and governance in North Efate

Two local environmental networks in Vanuatu are being supported in their work to conserve and manage natural resources. This follows a Social Leadership, Governance and Strategic Planning training conducted recently (14-17 February) in Mangaliliu Village…

RESCCUE: Walking the talk on carbon neutrality in the Pacific

As part of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, RESCCUE has become the first of its projects to be carbon neutral. Since 2013, SPC has already reduced its greenhouse gases emissions by 17 percent, while many daily…

Pacific Community Director-General on first official visit to French Polynesia

The Pacific Community Director-General, Dr Colin Tukuitonga, will visitFrench Polynesia nextweek where he willmeet with government representatives to discussdevelopment priorities for the Pacific Island territory. High on the agenda of his five-day visit…

“The tree that heralds the forest”: INTEGRE and RESCCUE projects’ initial outcomes in New Caledonia’s Northern Province

The initial outcomes of environmental rehabilitation and invasive species control efforts by the Pacific Community (SPC) and New Caledonia's Northern Province through the INTEGRE and RESCCUE projects  are now visible in the Thiem watershed. The primary…

Capacity building with North Efate community networks to sustain marine initiatives

A team of marine specialists will be visiting North Efate from 5-19 May to work with community leaders, community environmental networks, NGOs, the Vanuatu Government and relevant authorities on required capacities and activities for the sustainability…

RESCCUE: North Efate networks and visiting scientists combine knowledge

A team of environmental scientists from New Zealand is visiting North Efate over the next week to work with community leaders and enviro
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