July 2, 2020

Samoa delays Styrofoam ban – Discover the South Pacific

Samoa has delayed the ban on Styrofoam products that was due to come into force today.
June 19, 2020

Pacific Tourism Organisation puts smart recovery front and centre in multi-year partnership with the Travel Foundation – Discover the South Pacific

The Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), which represents 20 Pacific Island governments and also enlists a large private sector membership base, has partnered with international tourism NGO, the Travel Foundation, to help the region’s tourism sector to “rebuild better”.
June 10, 2020

“Sustainability as The New Normal” A Vision for The Future Of Tourism – Discover the South Pacific

To mark World Environment Day, the One Planet Sustainable Tourism Programme led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announces its new vision for global tourism– growing better, stronger, and balancing the needs of people, planet and prosperity.
June 5, 2020

Reflections on The Ocean, our people, and sustainable tourism development in the Pacific – Discover the South Pacific

The ocean is at the heart of Pacific culture, our legends, myths and heritage come from the sea.
June 4, 2020

Environmentalist calls on Cooks govt to listen to experts on seabed mining – Discover the South Pacific

An environmental activist in the Cook Islands says the government must listen to the experts on the merits of seabed mining.
May 15, 2020

Sustainable Everyday Life for All – Discover the South Pacific

Each one of us can make a difference with choices that support a more sustainable future. Sitra’s lifestyle test has been taken more than 950,000 times! Test your carbon footprint – receive tailored tips that will save you time and money while improving the quality of your life.
May 8, 2020

Solomon Islands State Of Environment Report Endorsed By Cabinet And Tabled In Parliament – Discover the South Pacific

A newly endorsed State of Environment (SoE) Report 2019 for Solomon Islands is now available for public viewing and download on the Solomon Islands Environment Data Portal.
May 8, 2020

Niue Invites People to Look To The Stars In Celebration of International Dark Sky Week – Discover the South Pacific

This week is International Dark Sky Week, a weeklong celebration of the night. The Pacific Island of Niue, recently declared an official Dark Sky Place by the International Dark Sky Association, invites people across the world to switch off their lights and look to the stars.
May 8, 2020

Climate action required in 2020 must continue says Forum – Discover the South Pacific

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum says countries need to understand the connectivity between the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
May 8, 2020

Striking lack of progress on environmental SDGs in Asia-Pacific, reveals new UN report – Discover the South Pacific

There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for […]
May 8, 2020

Environmentally friendly diving to conserve marine life for sustainable development – Discover the South Pacific

Tourists and divers flock the pristine Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Indonesia for the scenic views, beautiful beaches, towering limestone cliffs and life underwater.
March 19, 2020

Nadi International Airport Achieves Level 3 of Airport Carbon Accreditation

Airports Council International has today announced Nadi International Airport’s attainment of Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation. This makes Nadi the first airport to be Level 3 accredited in the South Pacific. Fiji Airports CEO, Faiz Khan said attaining Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation is yet another milestone accomplishment for Nadi […]
March 6, 2020

ESCAP at WUF10: Sustainability battle will be decided in Asia-Pacific cities

The global drive for sustainable development will be rooted in local, urban solutions, shared ESCAP Executive Secretary Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana at the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8 to 10 February. Participating in several high-level sessions, the Executive Secretary reiterated that urban growth must be […]
February 13, 2020

Pacific Island Countries Move Forward With Pacific Waste Management Programme

Pacific island countries, supported by the European Union (EU) funded Pacific Waste Management Programme (PacWastePlus) concluded their intensive three-day programme steering committee meeting, acknowledging that waste management is a serious issue of concern for the region, especially hazardous wastes such as, E-waste and Asbestos as well as solid wastes, specifically […]
February 13, 2020

Turama: a leading light in sustainable tourism

Turama Pacific Travel Group managing director Robert Skews (center) at the opening of the local inbound tourism company’s new initiative in its water bottling station that will see more than 200,000 plastic bottles saved from ending up in the landfill. Robert Skews is pictured here with (from left) Tonga Tourism […]
December 19, 2019

Vanuatu, Palau and Cook Islands Stand Up for Sustainable Tourism

Inspired by the incredible display of Vanuatu’s unparalleled beauty and culture as well as the influential discussions presented at the Sustainable Islands Tourism Conference, the Directors of Tourism from Vanuatu, Palau, the Cook Islands, drafted the Statement of Intent for a collaboration in sustainable tourism. Presented and signed in front of […]
December 18, 2019

Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Rnergy goal

The tiny Kingdom of Tonga is using large scale batteries to help it reach a renewable energy target (RET) of 50 per cent by 2020 – and ditch its reliance on diesel generators. The South Pacific island group is boosting renewable capacity by adding the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to its Popua Power […]
December 18, 2019

Pacific xperts seek solutions to ocean governance and Finance

Leading experts in ocean governance and finance have met in Fiji to try and identify ways to maximise their resources in a sustainable manner. The Pacific Ocean Finance Conference aimed to help Pacific island states plan, manage and finance their oceans. Fleming Umiich Sengebau is Palau’s minister for natural resources, […]
December 18, 2019

Explore the War History of Nauru

  Though Nauru is only around 21 square kilometres, there is plenty of war history dotted around the island. You just need to know where to look! During World War II, Nauru was occupied by Japan for around three years. The Japanese used Nauru as a stronghold and increased warfare […]
December 18, 2019

Set to graduate from LDC in 2024

SOLOMON Islands will be graduating from its status as a Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2024. This was revealed by the Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rogers after a joint high-level dialogue with United Nation (UN) Resident Coordinator Sanaka Samarasinha in Honiara, Thursday. He said as part of the […]
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