Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
Born out of the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) 1999 strategic plan, the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) has established itself as a Centre of Excellence for Environmental Education, Research and Community Engagement in the Pacific Island Region.
The Centre is the University’s answer to the regions need for further research of the environment so as to empower its people with the adequate knowledge to be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change and also pursue sustainable development.
The Centre collaborates with relevant faculties across the university as well as national, regional and international development partners in the CSO and NGO sector. As a way of mainstreaming climate change and sustainable development into the development process the Centre also works with regional governments in an advisory capacity.
The Pacific region and individual Island nations have made a strong commitment to international efforts to prevent further irreversible environmental change and to promote sustainable development by becoming party to numerous international “Multilateral Environmental Agreements”. PACE-SD is a partner in making those commitments a reality.
The Centre is proud to be a relevant partner in promoting a Collaborative Pacific Leadershipin order to Create Innovative and Practical Solutionswhile at the same time promoteTransparency and Openness in all our Partnerships.