October 31, 2019

Pacific Week of Agriculture Samoa 2019 – Empowering Chefs and Women Farmers

Under a starry Samoan sky on a cool tropical night, six teams came together in a friendly competition creating amazing cuisine from locally-sourced ingredients during the Pacific Week of Agriculture held in Apia, Samoa in early October.
October 31, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Environment and Sustainability

Our mission here at Treasure Island Resort is to offer the ultimate Fijian holiday experience, through providing innovative, consistently reliable and safe facilities for our guests.
October 31, 2019

Pacific children file climate crisis complaint to the United Nations

Four Pacific Island children are among the 16 youth, including Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who have filed a complaint on the climate crisis to the United Nations.
October 31, 2019

Pacific country in focus – Niue visitors code of conduct

This month we take a look at Niue and its efforts to promote what it stands for as a country and a Small Island State. 
October 31, 2019

Escape to the country: India’s villagers open doors to city tourists

A scheme training people to host outsiders is creating alternative livelihoods that will help build resilience against climate crisis and stem migration for Indian families
September 27, 2019

The value of Interns to promoting sustainable tourism in the Pacific

Internships are critical experiences to help college students find their area of interest and the type of job they want to do in the future.
September 27, 2019

Beauty, sharks, oceans and plastic bottles

Plastics are a threat to marine life as well as the livelihoods of communities who depend on the ocean. Hence it is somewhat fitting that a project to protect sharks in the Beqa waters off of Viti Levu in Fiji also contributes innovatively to addressing plastic pollution while empowering communities to become more economically self-reliant.
September 27, 2019

Using creative art to make a difference in communities around the Pacific

I would like to begin by congratulating SPTO’s Sustainable Tourism Development Division on the launch of the monthly newsletter focusing on Sustainable Tourism and Community Development in the Pacific.
September 27, 2019

Afelita’s – keeping small businesses sustainable

Running a small business is never easy, especially in the tourism industry and especially if you have to do it all yourself. Ensuring that the business is environmentally sustainable makes the challenge even more daunting but that’s exactly what Afelita’s is about.
September 27, 2019

Pacific Islander Joins the United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Former Director of Policy and Planning at the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority, Miss Alcinda Trawen has recently joined the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the Deputy Manager for International Relations, based in Nara, Japan. 
September 27, 2019

SPTO launches Pacific Sustainable Tourism Newz Beat

SPTO’s Sustainable Tourism Development Division today launched their monthly update for the industry, to share key highlights in the region.
August 28, 2019

Short Term Contract – Environmental and Social Sustainability Consultant

The Pacific Learning Partnership for Environmental and Social Sustainability (PLP-ESS) is a collaboration between the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), the University of the South Pacific (USP), the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank (through the World Bank Australia Safeguards Partnership, with support from the Australian […]
August 8, 2019

Pacific Resort Hotel Group encourages guests to help protect the Cook Islands coral reef and lagoon by using Reef-Safe sunscreen!

When choosing a sunscreen we usually look for an SPF number, water resistance, PA rating, etc. However, we often fail to consider how the products used affect oceans and the fragile coral reefs in particular.
March 6, 2019

Plasticity Pacific the plastic sustainability conference

A one-day intensive collaboration of business leaders and industry influencers, Plasticity sparks the conversations that ignite world-changing initiatives. Utilising a “Ted-Talks” style format, Plasticity introduces practical sustainability concepts that are relevant to today’s business world, and showcases new market opportunities for transforming plastic waste into valuable second-life resources. Plasticity is much more than a conference: it’s a global movement of informed eco-optimism, fuelled […]
October 12, 2018

Sustainable tourism on a little coral cay

In the deep blue Fijian waters of the Lomaiviti archipelago, there sits the coral cay that is Leleuvia Island Resort, a 68,000 square metre islet that is adopting and implementing sustainable tourism practices because they understand that acting locally impacts globally.
October 11, 2018

My Fiji Shark – A Conservation Initiative

'My Fiji Shark' is a collaborative venture between Beqa Adventure Divers 'BAD'; the United Nations Development Programme 'UNDP' & the South Pacific Tourism Organization  'SPTO'  who have created this project in order to achieve the shark research, management and conservation goals they all share.
October 8, 2018

Finance for Pacific Ocean Governance (Part 1: Background)

The purpose of this paper is to provide background context for improving finance for Pacific Ocean governance. The goal of ocean finance is to generate, invest, align, and account for financial capital to achieve sustained ocean health and governance. This paper analyses the current Pacific Ocean finance context according to these four actions, and is a precursor to the development of 1) Ocean Finance Profiles which articulate the status and opportunities in ocean finance at the national level for Pacific Island countries (January 2020), and 2) a summary paper articulating a regional path forward (June 2020).
September 25, 2018

Register NOW – UNESCO Roundtable on Building Sustainable Tourism, Samoa [1 October]

The Samoa Tourism Authority and the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Pacific States in collaboration with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation are pleased to present the UNESCO Roundtable on Building Sustainable Tourism for Green/Blue Livelihoods in Pacific Island Countries and Territories...
September 24, 2018

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting has not generally been given the attention it deserves. It has often been looked upon as a technology of last resort, to be used only when no other alternatives exist, such as on some of the Pacific low-lying islands lacking fresh surface water or groundwater.
September 24, 2018

Rainwater Harvesting Project Ends Years of Water Shortage

Community members of Korobebe in Fiji’s Western Division can now access clean and safe drinking water within the comfort of their own homes following the launch of their Rainwater Harvesting Project.
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