Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP)

SPC ensuring long-term sustainability of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture for PICTs

Podcast: PW Special Edition: Resilient Voices #PRM19

The inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) under the theme, ‘Youth Futures in a Resilient Pacific’ took place in Suva, Fiji this week. The event showcased inspiring examples of youth action, and communities and sectors working inclusively to save and…

The ‘Green Pacific’ offers a pathway to a brighter future

It is a fact that Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) contribute a minuscule amount to the global emissions of harmful Greenhouse Gases that cause climate change. On the other hand, every year, PICTs import for one billion US in fossil fuels…

Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) Turns 30

The Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. The CROP was first endorsed by Pacific Islands Forum Leaders in 1988 as an overarching committee for regional organisations in the Pacific. Its…

COP24: Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

COP24 is the informal name for the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC is a “Rio Convention”, one of three adopted at the “Rio Earth Summit” in 1992. The UNFCCC entered into…

Pacific Community (SPC) and Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) establish multi-year Resilient Pacific Programme

On 28 November 2017, members of the senior leadership teams from SPC and SPREP agreed to develop a joint Resilient Pacific Programme during a day-long joint strategic planning discussion held in Suva, Fiji.

48th PIF meeting in Samoa highlights commitment and dedication of Pacific Leaders

Heads of CROP, 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting in Apia, Samoa Apia, Samoa felt like the very centre of the Pacific this week as it played host to the 48th Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Meeting, and the Smaller Islands States (SIS)…

The Pacific Community Centre for Ocean Science (PCCOS)

As stewards of the Pacific Ocean, leaders of the pacific island countries and territories are taking a lead to ‘conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’ as outlined in the UN Sustainable Development…

Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific ready to assist member governments implement the Paris Agreement

The rapid ratification of the Paris Agreement was welcomed by all Pacific nations one month ago and now as it enters into force, the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific stands ready to assist with the implementation. “The global momentum for…

Integrated ocean management unites the Pacific

A Pacific region that is united makes for a strong global voice. How should that voice speak for our ocean? Delegates from across Oceania gathered in Apia, Samoa, this week to discuss new and emerging opportunities to increase the economic benefits to…
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