The Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) was officially opened in Samoa on the 5th of September, 2019. It was built with funding made available through the partnership between Samoa and Japan. The government of New Zealand have allocated funds towards the PCCC for their resources and personnel needs.
The PCCC comes under the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme(SPREP) and “it will be a hub for climate change information, research, and innovation. The PCCC will provide practical tools, knowledge, support and training to address the adaptation and mitigation priorities of Pacific island people.” It will be the centre for scientific research and data collection from around the Pacific on the effects of Climate Change and finding solutions for the region according to SPREP director general Kosi Latu. The access to scientific data in the PCCC will enhance their efforts in addressing the issues.
The PCCC is located in the SPREP grounds in Apia, Samoa.