COVID-19: Pacific Community Updates

This page will be regularly updated as new information is received  The COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease 2019) outbreak was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. Globally, nations are taking actions to reduce and …

Marshall Islands Makes Waves For Ocean Biodiversity At Global Negotiations

This content was originally published on SPREP website. Montreal, Canada - The Republic of the Marshall Islands, a Large Ocean State, believes a healthy, productive and resilient ocean biodiversity should be a global priority. Hon. John Silk, Minister of…

Vanuatu Calls On Developed Countries To Pledge Significantly Higher Ambition As Deadline Looms For Biodiversity Framework

This content was originally published on SPREP website Montreal Canada - A post 2020-Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) with protection and conservation measures alone will not be able to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity. Rather, world leaders…

In the Pacific, climate change is happening now

With many countries exposed to sea-level rise, dramatic increases in heat, and extreme precipitation forecast, the Pacific region is already affected by the impacts of climate change. Extreme weather events, displacement, food security issues are all…

Working together on the COVID-19 crisis: CROP Statement

Working together on the COVID-19 crisis

Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Agree to Establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID -19

This is a media release from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The original post can be found here. Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Agree to Establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway on COVID -19  

"Working from home, but open for business" by Stuart Minchin, SPC's Director-General

In these times of great uncertainty for the Pacific, I would first like to reaffirm our commitment, alongside our CROP partners, to supporting our member countries and territories in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

SPC ensuring long-term sustainability of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture for PICTs

Podcast: PW Special Edition: Resilient Voices #PRM19

The inaugural Pacific Resilience Meeting (PRM) under the theme, ‘Youth Futures in a Resilient Pacific’ took place in Suva, Fiji this week. The event showcased inspiring examples of youth action, and communities and sectors working inclusively to save and…

The ‘Green Pacific’ offers a pathway to a brighter future

It is a fact that Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) contribute a minuscule amount to the global emissions of harmful Greenhouse Gases that cause climate change. On the other hand, every year, PICTs import for one billion US in fossil fuels…
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