Official Statement by Hon. Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau, Vanuatu Prime Minister, at the opening of the Special Thematic Session of the 12th Conference of SPC

OFFICIAL STATEMENT, Hon. Alatoi Ishmael KALSAKAU MA’AUKORO Welcome Ceremony, 12th Conference of the Pacific Community Thursday, 24 November from 3pm, at the Saralana Park     Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister of Samoa;

Celebrating 75 years of progressing Pacific peoples' prosperity and well-being

Pacific Islands: Climate Finance Action a Priority at COP 27

Photo: On Kadavu and Ra Islands in Fiji, SPC supported the implementation of an Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and climate change resilience project. Credit: SPC

Curbing Invasive Species to enhance climate adaptation in the Pacific region

Invasive species weaken ecosystems and makes them more vulnerable to climate change. Many Invasive Species (IS) can propagate rapidly to higher latitudes and altitudes as the climate warms, out-pacing native species. Representing a significant disruption…

A Green-Blue Alliance in Motion: Pacific Island Countries and Europe Fighting Climate Change

The Pacific Islands Countries (PICs) were the first to ratify the Paris climate agreement in 2015. Indeed, for them, climate change has had very concrete implications for years. Islanders have seen the sea level rising, endangering the very existence of…

Nature-based solutions shared through organic farming exchange

Representatives from Fiji, Nauru, Tonga and Solomon Islands that are members of the Pacific Organic Learning Farms Network (POLFN) have shared experiences with their Pacific French speaking counterparts in an exchange that covered best practices in the…

75 Years of Partnerships - The Pacific Community at 75

Photo: May 1948 - SPC's First session   When SPC was founded in Canberra, Australia, in 1947 there was no concept of cooperation between Pacific Island countries and territories and no regional organisation to support the well-being of their people. In…

Webinar IFRI-SPC : Climate change: the Pacific Islands Countries, 7 years after the Paris agreement

The Pacific Islands countries (PICs) were the first to ratify the Paris climate accords in 2015. Indeed, they are particularly vulnerable to the multiple impacts of climate change (more frequent and more intense natural disasters, rising sea levels,…

Why our future relies on the health of our ocean

Photo credit: SPC/WTYSL The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) offered an opportunity for world leaders to act on urgent and meaningful commitments in reducing emissions and limiting global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial…
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