NDE Training Workshop for Pacific Small Island Developing States
Samoa is targeting the Energy Sector with a focus on the Electricity sub sector. 26% of electricity was generated from renewable energy sources in 2014. Samoa commits to generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. This is conditional on Samoa attaining this target in 2017 and receiving external assistance to maintain the contribution of renewable sources at 100% through to 2025. Assistance required to reach this target include human, technological and financial resources.
The first ever Global Adaptation Network (GAN) Forum was held in Panama City on 6-7 March 2015 with a focus on institutional arrangements, building partnerships and strengthening regional networks. The final GAN Forum Brief and report are available for download. Moreover, the 2015 forum presentations and a photo gallery can be retrieved on the GAN website.
PacGeo is an open access geospatial data repository for the Pacific Region providing premier geophysical, geodetic, and marine spatial data sets. Developed through collaboration between the GeoScience Division of Secretariat of the Pacific Community (GSD/SPC), University of Sydney, Geoscience Australia (GA), and GRID-Arendal. The development of PacGeo was combined with targeted training and capacity building activities conducted at the Pacific Maritime Boundary Working Group Meetings, held twice yearly at the University of Sydney and at other ad hoc events in the region.
XacBank is a commercial bank founded in 2001 and headquartered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. We provide deposit, loan, digital, card, payments services, trade finance and insurance brokerage across our two major business lines of retail and business banking through our branch and digital network. In addition to traditional banking products, XacBank operates on the cutting edge of sustainable finance in fulfillment of its triple-bottom line mission of "people, planet, profit".
The island of Ta’u in the U.S. territory of American Samoa relied heavily on diesel generation to meet its electricity needs until a “solar+storage” microgrid was installed in 2016. Now, instead of USING 300 gallons of imported diesel fuel every day, the island’s homes and businesses are almost entirely powered by solar+storage. A 1.4-megawatt photovoltaic (PV) and 6-megawatt-hour storage system developed can power the entire island for three days without sunlight and can fully recharge in seven hours.
A baseline study on Vanuatu, Fiji and Samoa's potential renewable energy and energy efficiency lending market.
This paper presents an assessment of climate risks from the existing climate as well as from a range of scenarios. It assesses the expected annual loss to economies from existing climate patterns, a projection of the extent to which future economic growth will put greater value at risk, and the incremental loss that could occur over a twenty-year period under a range of climate change scenarios based on the latest scientific knowledge.
The 193 individual country profiles capture the status and progress of all UN Member States, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervention coverage, food supply, economics, and demography. This tool is particularly useful for nutrition champions at the country-level, as it presents a wide range of evidence needed to assess country progress in improving nutrition and nutrition-related outcomes.
As a small island developing state,
is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Projected sea level rise could increase coastal erosion, cause loss of land and property, and dislocate island inhabitants. In this article, the authors describe the main vulnerabilities to climate-related risks in Samoa, and summarise research designed to assess the vulnerabilities of