FSM President launches bold project to boost energy access for remote communities and reduce reliance on fossil fuels

The President of the Federated States of Micronesia officially launched a large-scale sustainable energy project focused on increasing access to energy for citizens across FSM whilst reducing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels for energy generation.…

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…

Meet Peggy Roudaut, Project Manager, Pacific Territories Regional Project for Sustainable Ecosystem Management (PROTEGE), SPC

Peggy has been with SPC since 2016 and has managed several regional projects in the Pacific region. A Caledonian woman with a unique knowledge of Oceanic countries and territories, she shares her recent experience as Project Manager within the Climate…

Flipping the Switch: Affordable, Reliable and Renewable energy solutions for the Federated States of Micronesia

Today, we globally emit around 50 billion tonnes of CO2e each year. This is more than 40% higher than emissions in 1990, an increase from 35 billion tonnes. Human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming…

We need to slow down and reconnect with our Ocean for the future of the planet

By Stuart Minchin, Director-General Pacific Community (SPC) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is…

Access to regular power improving health, education and community engagement in remote islands of Kiribati

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in maritime sector saving thousands for boat operators

Pacific domestic vessels equipped with solar systems are saving up to 32% per year on operational costs, equivalent to AUD 48,000 as part of a new pilot project focused on reducing emissions and demonstrating the use of renewable energy in Pacific…

Regional energy regulators address challenges

Independent and transparent energy regulation plays a critical role in creating an enabling environment for the transition to a greener energy economy, especially in light of the ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency targets of Pacific Island…

SPC sustainable energy partnership brings light and livelihoods

Charging station at Kou Kou Village  

Small Steps, Big Vision video shows SPC leading by example

A new video from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) highlights efforts by the international organisation to lead by example and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2016.
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