Green News: Pacific islanders produce 0.5 kg of household solid waste per person each day

Pacific islanders produce 0.5 kg of household solid waste per person each day*. Significant variations can be noticed between islands:

Green news: the first electric tiller in France is being tested in French Polynesia

To allow farmers to gain autonomy in the fa'a'apu, the Directorate of Agriculture of French Polynesia and Elatec created the first electric tiller in France!

Climate finance: First disbursement made by the Green Climate Fund to the Federate State of Micronesia

Great news! The Green Climate Fund (GCF) transferred the first disbursement of funds for the Federated States of Micronesia programme. Occurring only 36 days after Board approval of the programme, this is the fastest disbursement made by GCF globally. 

Green News: 12% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water in the North West of New Caledonia

Did you know that 12% of the population does not have access to safe drinking water in the North West of New Caledonia? Water resources are diminishing due to frequent drought, damage to watersheds, and waste. So, every month, tankers have to deliver…

Green News: Pitcairn’s authorities have launched a renewable energy project

Photo credit: SPC/Adrien Lauranceau-Moineau Pitcairn Islands, a group of five islands with a total area of 47 km2 and which constitute one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, turn to safer, greener energies that best meet the needs of the…

Green News: SPC runs the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), a lab facility that maintains, tests and distributes crop varieties that are key for food and nutrition security

Did you know that SPC runs the Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (CePaCT), a lab facility that maintains, tests and distributes crop varieties that are key for food and nutrition security? Since COVID-19, the need for Pacific countries to be more self-…

Green News: Buildings well adapted to the local climate will be more comfortable and respectful of the environment

Buildings that are well adapted to the local climate and built with a view to environmental quality will be more comfortable and respectful of the environment but above all, energy efficient. They can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific…

Green News: Forests and trees keep the soil healthy, the water clean and provide shelter

Forests and trees keep the soil healthy, the water clean and provide shelter, food and breeding grounds for many animals. They are also critical to fight climate change by storing carbon and removing it from the atmosphere.

Green News: Nature can provide cost-effective long-term solutions

Nature can provide cost-effective long-term solutions, like vetiver grass, to adapt to #climaterisks. With its net of deep roots, which grow up to a length of 2 meters in the first year, vetiver grass helps address erosion in places where soil can easily…

Green News: Taro, cassava and sweet potato leaves can help prevent nutrition-related diseases

Did you know that taro, cassava and sweet potato leaves can help prevent nutrition-related diseases, preserve the environment in Pacific islands, and empower local farmers. In the Pacific, including a variety of nutritious edible leaves grown locally in…
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