Pacific experts helping to drive global sustainable energy solutions and certifications for small Islands and Territories

The global economic crisis has seen inflation take a toll on key sectors across the Pacific, and the regions energy sector has been one of the hardest hit. The case for reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels and transitioning towards sustainable…

Is your energy behaviour the missing link in energy efficiency policy?

by Kakau Foliaki   The global shift towards a low carbon economy has prompted Pacific island nations to develop energy policies to advance their efforts towards achieving their national renewable energy and energy efficiency targets.  There is this…

Green News: Buildings well adapted to the local climate will be more comfortable and respectful of the environment

Buildings that are well adapted to the local climate and built with a view to environmental quality will be more comfortable and respectful of the environment but above all, energy efficient. They can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific…

New projects to strengthen food security, access to clean drinking water & provide renewable energy access for Pacific people

The European Union (EU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) have today launched three new projects that will help address the social and economic impacts of COVID-19, whilst supporting longer-term economic recovery and health benefits for the Pacific region.

Pacific Energy and Transport Ministers’ commit to renewables and shift away from fossil fuels

As global leaders meet to negotiate new targets to stem the rising impact of climate change, Pacific Energy & Transport Ministers have agreed in Samoa on a bold set of priorities that will reduce the use of fossil fuels and increase renewable energy…

Promoting energy efficiency in maritime transport

A maritime transport energy efficiency workshop, currently underway in Port Vila, Vanuatu, is seeking to establish a platform for collaboration between key players to advance energy efficiency in the Pacific maritime transportation system. This regional…

Small Steps, Big Vision video shows SPC leading by example

A new video from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) highlights efforts by the international organisation to lead by example and cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2016.

SPC welcomes falling energy prices with caution

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is optimistic that cheaper oil prices will not reduce the Pacific region’s momentum towards a renewable energy and energy efficient future. Falling global oil prices have given some relief to Pacific…
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