New Report Showcases U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction
Water security is a major challenge for most if not all the Pacific Island countries, and not least Palau.
But the problem is considered to be particularly accute in the republic's five outlying states, and inevitably the situation is being exacerbated by the impact of climate change.
• HAGUPIT (named RUBY in the Philippines) continued moving over the western Pacific Ocean on 2 December, strengthening into a Typhoon. On 3 December at 12.00 UTC, it was a Typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h and its centre was located approx. 170 km south-west of Yap and 1 200 km east of the coast of southern Philippines.
Palau’s work in marine conservation and protected areas is part of building the country’s resilience to climate change and addressing food security said the President of Palau, His Excellency Tommy Remengesau Jr, at a meeting on Palau’s Climate Change Policy Framework (PCCPF).
In this first issue you will find the following articles:
· SPC and UN Women Sign Memorandum of Understanding
· President Manny Moro endorses BSRP committee
· First nation-wide disaster risk management conference for FSM
· Invaluable Puaikura Fire Brigade volunteers now better protected to fight fires
· Palau first to start work on national broadcaster’s climate and disaster resilience plan
· BSRPs Year 1 Achievements in brief
· Upcoming Events
The Republic of the Marshall Islands has ratified an international treaty which enables the country to access a global gene pool of more than 1.6 million plants that belong to the most important food crops.
The Pacific Island nation has become the 132nd Contracting Party to the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture through support from the treaty Secretariat, hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC).
Secretariat of the Pacifi c Community's (SPC) Applied Geoscience and Technology Division through the Disaster Reduction Programme is committed to working with offi cials and communities around the Pacifi c to strengthen the ability of countries to protect people as much as possible from the impact of natural and manmade disasters.
IN THIS ISSUE
SPC supports countries in the lead up to the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reducti on
First FSM and Fiji National Platforms for Disaster Risk Management
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi
4 September, 2014 Apia, Samoa - Today the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) signed a historic partnership agreement that aims to improve the way in which weather and climate information is delivered, understood and acted on, by communities living with the everyday impacts of climate change. The three-year Letter of Agreement was signed at the SPREP headquarters in Apia by Jagan Chapagain, Director of the IFRC’s regional office for Asia Pacific and David Sheppard, Director …
Director’s Note and About Us
Pacific region on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Pacific Media and Climate Change Toolkit available now!New regional initiative to address climate related issues
Global campaign launched to improve weather and climate services for SIDS
Adapting to climate change in the Pacific: Knowledge is power
Tuvalu community to receive second communal PACC water tank
From the Farm to the Table: PACC serving Palau
PACC helps Tokelau better prepare for droughts
Participants from Palau Government departments, Palau Red Cross and the media attended training last week on establishing and managing Emergency Operations Centers.
Message du Président
L’année écoulée a été synonyme d’avancée pour le PROE, et les Membres comme le Secrétariat peuvent s’enorgueillir à juste titre des progrès et des réalisations accomplis.