Can our region be carbon neutral by 2050?

In a region where 80 percent of energy is powered by fossil fuels, Pacific leaders have declared their intention to make the region carbon neutral by 2050. The declaration is expected to not only support the Pacific Sustainable Development targets, but…

Disaster and climate related data for the Pacific now more accessible through a new web-based platform

Pacific Islanders and resilience practitioners can now access information on disaster and resilience for free through a new platform called the Pacific Resilience Nexus that was launched on 4th of August after a two-day Resilience Learning Event hosted…

Pacific women leadership progressing in disaster risk management

There are currently no female Fire Chiefs or Police Commissioners in the Pacific. In fact, women are under-represented throughout the disaster management sector in the Pacific, particularly in leadership roles.

Training, visibility, and recognition: Supporting a barrier-free working environment for women in maritime

To fully harness the potential that the Pacific Ocean holds for the well-being of pacific islanders, it is crucial that all relevant sectors of the Pacific economy are given an equal opportunity and footing to contribute to maritime activities.

Mitigating Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards in the Pacific

Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are among the most vulnerable nations to adverse impacts of climate change and natural hazards such as cyclones, storm surges, floods, drought, earthquakes, and tsunamis. PICs are not only remote but also dispersed over a…

Vaka Moana: An accessible Pacific Ocean Lab

​The 'Vaka Moana: Data Visualisation Tools for an Accessible Pacific Ocean' satellite event is part of a series of Pacific contributions to the UN Ocean Decade global event. This satellite event will focus on the theme of an 'Accessible Pacific Ocean'…

New Pacific climate change-related qualifications aim to strengthen the region's resilience

Two new Technical and Vocational Education and Training certificate qualifications were launched earlier this month by the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) project. Certificate 2 in…

Vaka Moana: A Safe Pacific Ocean

Register now to our virtual lab on a Safe Pacific Ocean to learn more about the four pillars of early warning systems and maritime safety in the region. Speakers from different Pacific island countries will share their experiences from recent weather…

SPC's 2021 at a glance: Geoscience, energy and maritime

Across Ocean Science, Disaster & Climate Resilience, Energy Security and innovative digital technologies the SPC's Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division have worked alongside our Members to drive significant outcomes throughout 2021.

Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

Intergovernmental Conference on an international legally binding instrument under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (General…
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