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Close Collaboration Key To Achieving POCCA Project Deliverables

The close collaboration and synergy between the Pacific Ocean and Climate Crisis Assessment project partners from The University of the South Pacific and the University of Canterbury has enabled the project to meet its goals progressively, heading into the new year. This was highlighted by Dr. Christina Laalaai-Tausa, the project team leader for UC during […]

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UC delegation joins COP28 global climate conference

Professor Ratuva will speak at COP28, at an EU-Pacific event on Food and Health Security, while the remaining nine members of the delegation will join the conference online, bringing expertise across Indigenous knowledge and innovation, social and political sciences, and earth sciences from Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC). The UC

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USP-UC Staff Exchange to Strengthen POCCA Project Deliverables

As part of the Pacific Ocean & Climate Crisis Assessment (POCCA) project agreement, the University of the South Pacific staff from the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD) is currently on a 2-week staff exchange to the University of Canterbury (UC), in Christchurch, New Zealand. Working closely with its partner team from the

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Traditional Material Important: POCCA Community Consultation in Vanuatu

Despite being hit by two consecutive cyclones at the start of 2023, Vanuatu continues to show a strong sense of resilience in terms of adapting to the impacts of climate change. Their resilience is evident in their acknowledgement that a central part of dealing with the changes is maintaining a very strong connection to the

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Second Conference in Nadi: Amplifying Pacific Voice

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Ocean & Climate Crisis Assessment (POCCA) project will allow Pacific Island countries to drive and strengthen their climate change policies. These were the words of Rebekah Robertson, the Adviser-Climate Change and Environment for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) while attending the POCCA

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Pacific Ocean and Climate Crisis Assessment (POCCA) Research Project: A Path Towards a Sustainable Pacific

In the face of escalating climate change and its devastating impacts on the Pacific region, the Pacific Ocean and Climate Crisis Assessment (POCCA) research project has emerged as a pioneering initiative aimed at comprehensively assessing the challenges and opportunities arising from the climate crisis. During her opening remarks at the POCCA 2nd Authors Conference in

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Climate Assessments for POCCA Project Critical Building Blocks for Fiji and the Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is currently hosting the 2nd Author’s Conference of the Pacific Oceans and Climate Crisis Assessment Project (POCCA) project at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi. The conference was officially opened by the Honourable Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad. In his opening speech, Professor

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POCCA Project continues community consultation in Nauru

As a low-lying island nation, Nauru is one of several Pacific Island countries highly vulnerable to the impacts brought about by climate change. The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Ocean and Climate Crisis Assessment (POCCA) project team recently visited Nauru from the 6th-13th May 2023 as part of its continued mission to capture

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