SPC gets a new director courtesy of France

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has created a Director of Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change position, with France picking up the bill.


The appointment of Sylvie Goyet to the position comes after a commitment by the French President Francois Hollande during a High-level Dialogue on Climate Change in New Caledonia last year.

That Dialogue at the SPC brought together Pacific leaders among more than 150 representatives of Pacific Community member countries and territories, alongside development partners.

It underscored France's determination to help Pacific countries and communities adapt to climate change.

Ms Goyet's main duties will be co-ordinating SPC climate change projects and ensure the regional agency's work is environmental sustainable, to increase its effectiveness.