Pacific Voices: The Pacific Climate Change Voyage Book
Pacific Voices is an innovative call to action for a 1.5 degrees Celsius world. Pacific Voices brings to the fore, words from our Pacific Heroes at the climate change negotiations throughout history. These are members of our Pacific family that made sure our voices were heard and incorporated in the complex web of the United Nations Framework for the Convention on Climate Change. We pay homage to our Pacific negotiators for their leadership and service that ensured despite our smallness, that in the negotiations process, we remain large in our determination, passion and resilience, united across our Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Climate Change Centre 100% Solar Powered system
The design and construction of the Pacific Climate Change Centre are subsumed with the green guidelines which include the generation of affordable, low-carbon energy through the installation of 100% kWp. The Pacific Climate Change Centre is truly a showcase of not only attainable ambition but of sustainable building technology in the Pacific because 100% of the Centre’s electricity is provided by its 100kWp rooftop solar system.
PCCC, through the expansion of its rooftop solar electricity generation, is contributing to Samoa’s NDC efforts in increasing the uptake of renewable energy for electricity generation. Additionally, SPREP through the PCCC has demonstrated that with small steps locally, everyone can collectively and collaboratively achieve a significant amount of greenhouse gas emission
reductions regionally in our Pacific region. This solar project was made possible with the generosity of the Government of Japan and the Government of Ireland. The assistance of the Government of Samoa through the Office of the Regulator (OOTR) and the Electric Power Corporation (EPC) is also acknowledged and appreciated.
The launch of these initiatives supports the branding of the PCCC as a Pacific Centre of Excellence for climate change information, capacity building and training, research, and innovation and further reaffirms the commitment of the Secretariat in supporting the ongoing efforts of its member countries to address the impacts of climate change and charter a safer and more sustainable future for the people of the Pacific.