Palau, 29th March, 2022 - The Pacific Community's (SPC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PCREEE) in collaboration with the Palau Public Utilities Corporation (PPUC), the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the National Institute of Solar Energy of France (INES) conducted a 3-day training on Renewable Energy Mini-Grids at the Palau Public Utilities Corporation’s Conference room, Koror, Palau.

By Waisea Nasokia, 28 March 2022, Fiji. Electric buses will be used at the proposed suburban bus terminal in Valelevu providing service in the Nasinu area.

Attorney- General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed this during the 42nd Fiji Driving Schools Association annual general meeting at the Man’s Complex, in Nadi on Saturday.

He had also announced this during the revised 2021 – 2022 National Budget on Thursday night.

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Nukunonu Atoll in the South Pacific, an area vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Image: UN/Ariane Rummery.

The University of Melbourne has launched fully-funded climate-action scholarships for students from Pacific Island nations to support their local communities in addressing climate change.

The Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship recognises the disproportionate effects of climate change on Small Island Developing States, many of which are in the Pacific.

The Pacific Islands have played a central role in increasing the ambition of the global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with Fiji being the first state to sign up to the Paris agreement. However, most carbon mitigation efforts in the Pacific have concentrated on reducing fossil use in electricity generation. The transportation sector, which consumes most of the fossil fuel in the region, is playing a catch-up game.