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,…

Green News: Switching to renewable energy could save trillions worldwide

Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050, an Oxford University study says. The report's findings are based on looking at historic price data for renewables and fossil fuels and then modelling…

Ocean acidification: a tide of challenges for Pacific Islanders

Over the past few decades, the ocean has slowed down the rate of climate change by absorbing nearly 30% of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. It regulates climate and temperature, provides food security, and supports the livelihoods of Pacific…

SPC's 75th Anniversary: New Framework to build resilience to climate change and disasters in the Pacific Islands

The Pacific Community turned 75 on the 6th of February 2022. As we mark 75 years of the Pacific Community’s Service to the region, on the 6th of each month we will feature a key moment in history for the organization.  

Ocean Science Fact: Sea level rise will increase two to seven times this century

Global mean sea level (GMSL) is rising and the phenomenon is accelerating. Indeed, last century (1901-2000) GMSL rose by 15cm, whereas predictions for the 2011-2100 period are an additional 30 cm to 110 cm, depending on the area and the carbon emission…

New accredited Diplomas fosters Pacific resilience champions

The Pacific Community (SPC) has launched two new accredited qualifications that represent a new standard for resilience competence while strengthening the Pacific’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in the region.  These Diplomas are a…

Hot off the press: Why our future relies on health of our ocean

The Pacific Community presents a selection of products published by SPC and our partners highlighting the important scientific and technical work that we are currently undertaking across the Blue Pacific Continent. Why do we need a Centre for Ocean…

Green News: Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

Photo: Shutterstock - Children play in Lavena village on Teveuni island, Fiji.  More than 30 million people were displaced because of disasters in 2020 alone, and this number is likely to rise with the mounting severity and number of climate-related…

72 hours is all it takes

72 hours is all it takes   Resilience 72-hour kits are a preparation tool for our communities to utilise in the hours after a disaster.         

Green News: Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial

In 2021 Vanuatu announced its intention to seek an advisory opinion by the international court of justice on the rights of present and future generations to be protected from climate change.
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