Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji.  More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related…

Green News: Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial

In 2021 Vanuatu announced its intention to seek an advisory opinion by the international court of justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from climate change.

Green News: Sea Women of Melanesia, international heroes for climate action

In Papua New Guinea, Sea Women of Melanesia monitor the health of coral reefs and create and restore marine protected are

Green News: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?

Today is World Wetlands Day: do you know what a wetland is, and can you list the ones from the Pacific region?

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-…
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