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Climate Change Resilience

28 June 2022 – The Pacific Climate Change Centre has officially launched its logo with an aim to position itself as the Pacific Centre of Excellence for climate change information, applied research, capacity building and training and innovation. The logo will now be seen across national, regional and international audiences as the new branding of the PCCC.

The launch took place both virtually and in-person at the PCCC with members of the diplomatic community, development partners, SPREP staff joining to unveil the logo and PCCC branding products. The logo also represents PCCC’smandate to provide practical information, support, and training to address the adaptation and mitigation priorities of Pacific Island communities.   

The winner of the logo competition was also announced as part of the launch event.  The winning logo was submitted by artist Mr Ronnie Reimers Jr from the Republic of the Marshall Islands after the appointed panel of judges reviewed and assessed the seventy four (74) entries.

The winning  logo visually represents the vision of the PCCC as a Pacific regional Centre of Excellence and hub for climate change information, capacity building, research, and innovation. For his design process, Mr Reimers Jr used a mind mapping activity to identify keywords that are Pacific oriented such as ocean, traditions, love, family, culture, preparedness, knowledge, and support. During the launch, Mr Reimers presented his winning design and thanked the organisers for utilizing the creativeness of Pacific Island youth.

He further notes “given the brief of a modern design, I incorporated the Pacific keywords I had identified into the acronym of the PCCC. Giving rise to the child with a flower and the elements of air, land and sea”.

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Dignitaries and invited guests who were present at the launch. Photo: SPREP

The logo was the outcome of an  competition rolled out in 2021. The competition was designed to reflect the purpose of the PCCC and its core functions, as well as the unique cultural heritage of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories. The competition was open to SPREP Pacific Island members and in total, 74 entries were received by the PCCC.

The shortlisted entries were evaluated by a panel of three judges based on relevance, originality, Pacific identity and aesthetic quality. The competition was generously supported by the Government of Ireland through the Irish Fund Aid, providing the winning prize. The competition sought interest far and wide across the Pacific region.

PCCC Manager, Ms Ofa Ma’asi Kaisamy notes, “we acknowledge and thank our Pacific artists for their interests and participation in the competition. We received many wonderful submissions showcasing the creativity and flair of our Pasifika people. We would also like to acknowledge the Irish Government for their financial support to the competition”. 

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The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) is the regional Centre of excellence for climate change information, research, and innovation, hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in Apia, Samoa. As a Centre of excellence, the PCCC is mandated to provide practical information, support, and training to address the adaptation and mitigation priorities of Pacific Island communities. 
The PCCC is underpinned by strong partnerships with Pacific Governments, applied research institutions, donors, civil society, and the private sector. The PCCC is a partnership between the Governments of Japan and Samoa. It is funded under grant aid through JICA for Samoa as the host country of SPREP. Additionally, the Centre receives generous funding and support from the Governments of New Zealand and Ireland.