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Scholarships available for Postgraduate Studies in Climate Change

PAGO PAGO, AM. SAMOA — The American Samoa 350 Environment Club is announcing an all expenses paid scholarship program for Postgraduate Studies in Climate Change to citizens of Pacific Island countries to study full-time at the University of the South Pacific’s, Laucala Campus (Suva).

The program begins at the start of September 2, 2012, and is funded by the AusAID for Future Climate Change program.

Successful applicants will be required to take courses on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation of climate science.

Some of the other courses, which can form part of the diploma include:

•   Disaster risk management and assessment

•   Environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment

•    Environmental and natural resource economics

•    Regional environmental law

•    Environmental change in the Pacific

•    Photovoltaic power generation

This Postgraduate Diploma will be relevant to those engaged in planning for natural resources management, economic and social development, and/or the natural environment, especially graduates working in government or NGOs who are not yet familiar with climate-related issues but need to be so.

For further information and deadlines, email: Vijaya Naiker ( or

Sumeet Naidu ( at Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD).

Source: American Samoa 350 Environment Club media release