International Day of Forests 2023

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The organizers are the United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with…

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2023

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The Day focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally…

Food Systems Crucial for Pacific Islands at COP27

Photo: Karen Mapusua, SPC’s Director of the Land Resources Division, would like to see food high up on the loss and damage fund if it is agreed to.

COP 27 SIDE EVENT: Our Food System and the climate crisis: promoting food security to enhance climate adaptation

This side event aims to highlight how Pacific Island Countries and Territories ensure food security in the region, making genetic diversity part of climate change adaptation. It will present the Pacific Community's Centre for Pacific Crops and Trees (…

COP 27 SIDE EVENT: The Kiwa Initiative or how to address climate change adaptation and Nature-based Solutions funding in the Pacific

The Kiwa Initiative to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems, economies and communities in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) through Nature-based Solutions. This event will feature presentation and experience sharing from PICTs…

Pacific governments and partners convene to strengthen disaster risk reduction in agriculture

Representatives from Government, the private sector, as well as development partners, from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu met last week for an urgent review of risk reduction strategies in the face of increasing disaster impacts on agricultural value…

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

COP 27: Seven years after the Paris Agreement – how have things shaped up for Pacific Island Countries and Territories?

The Paris Agreement is now seven years old. For Pacific Island Countries and Territories, this agreement embodied a real hope to reduce the effects of climate change on coastal communities and livelihoods, as well as protecting natural resources and…

COP 27: What are the expectations for Pacific Island Countries? (Part 2)

With the slogan "Together for implementation", COP 27 will focus on delivering greenhouse gas emission reductions and helping ensure a just transition to a net-zero economy. This year, 14 Pacific Island countries will attend the conference to raise their…

SPC helps boost animal disease preparedness and surveillance in the Solomon Islands

The Pacific Community (SPC) is working with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) to strengthen and build the capacity of Livestock Officers to better manage and address emerging animal disease threats.
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