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.
Ocean Science Fact: 99% of reef-building corals are at threat due to global warming
Some habitat-forming coastal ecosystems including many coral reefs, and seagrass meadows, will undergo irreversible phase shifts due to marine heatwaves with global warming levels >1.5°C. Source: IPCC Report
Protecting our ocean
The health of our oceans is bound to the health of people and our planet. We urgently need action to reverse the downward spiral. The Blue Climate Summit takes place from May 14 to May 20, 2022 in French Polynesia.This global convening of 250+ carefully…
Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community at the Blue Climate Summit
Check against delivery Opening Remarks by Dr. Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community Blue Climate Summit French Polynesia
RNZ: The Director-General of the Pacific Community says accessing climate finance remains a challenge in the Pacific
Ocean Science Fact: Fish catch in parts of the Pacific are expected to decline by at least half by 2100.
Climate change is expected to have disastrous impacts on island food security and food systems. Most Pacific Island Countries could experience ≥ 50% declines in maximum fish catch potential by 2100 relative to 1980–2000.
Building capacity for climate adaptation in the Pacific region
As Pacific islands are highly vulnerable to climate change, the Pacific Community (SPC) is committed to building countries' technical capacities to scale up climate action and progress toward achieving the Agenda 2030. Over the last 6 months, SPC trained…
Green news : Niue walking the talk on protecting 100% of its Ocean space
The Government and people of Niue announced bold new marine legislation passed in November 2021, that will ensure sustainable use across its entire exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and sovereign waters (317,500 square kilometres) while also contributing to…
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…
Green news: Climate change - the 2022 ePOP contest is now open!
Since March 1, the 2022 ePOP contest is now open! Young people are invited to interview someone from their community to highlight the social and environmental impact of the current climate crisis. Over the last five years, the ePOP contest has gathered…