April 25, 2019

Samoa 2019 announces move to go single-use plastic free for Pacific Games

Falefata Hele Ei Matatia, the chief executive of Samoa 2019, made the announcement at a press conference that included the launch of the “Greening of the Games” slogan and campaign that begins this week. “The decision to go plastic-free during the Games is a bold one and is aligned to […]
April 11, 2019

AgriTourism Experiences Survey

Experiential & agricultural tourism is growing globally, travelers looking to connect with their holiday destination in more culturally immersive ways. We’re scoping the landscape for existing & potential agricultural experiences as tourism products across Fiji, Vanuatu & Tonga. Findings will inform future targeted research to support the development of this […]
April 11, 2019

Mana Tiaki Eco Certification Launched

To coincide with the Mana Tiaki week, Cook Islands Tourism helped launch the new Mana Tiaki Eco Certification.  This was held at the Discover Marine and Wildlife Eco Centre in Arorangi on Wednesday the 3rd of April. The Mana Tiaki Eco Certification often referred to as eco accreditation or green […]
April 9, 2019

Pacific central banks cooperate on climate change

New Zealand’s Reserve Bank is joining central banks of South Pacific islands to mitigate the impact of climate change on financial systems. The effort will involve the Network for Greening the Financial System, an international group of central banks co-ordinating work on climate change and fostering investment in green technology. […]
April 4, 2019

Researcher calls for Pacific awareness on coral reefs

Rosemary Steinberg, of the University of New South Wales, said the islanders need to work closely with local corporations and businesses to help make their reefs more resilient. She added they could then petition their governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “I think that all of this is completely reversible […]
April 4, 2019

Fautasi Symposium this month

An inaugural Fautasi Symposium and exhibit will be hosted by the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and American Samoa Historic Preservation Office this year. The Fautasi Symposium will be held at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center on April 10-12, 2019, which includes an opening ceremony, lectures and discussion […]
March 29, 2019

Sustainable Tourism Course for Small Island Policy-Makers

Are you a policy-maker or destination manager in a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) interested in learning more about sustainable tourism management? Then be sure to join us for the upcoming online learning course “Sustainable Tourism for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) – Policy-Maker edition” which will take place from April 25th to […]
March 22, 2019

Carnival Corporation Awarded Title of Greenest Shipowner of the Year

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today announced it has been honored by maritime industry peers with the Greenest Shipowner of the Year Neptune Award, which recognizes a company that has shown excellence in reducing environmental impact in the operation of its fleet in the […]
March 20, 2019

Agritourism Talanoa Experience Brings Chefs, Farmers and Businesses Together

The ‘Promoting Nutritious Food Systems in the Pacific’ Project Assistant Sema Bainivalu was a recent participant of an AgriTourism Talanoa Experience event  organised by the Pacific Agribusiness Research in Development Initiative (PARDI2), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Pacific Islands Farmers Organization (PIFON). The event was held at the Tokatoka Resort on 27 […]
March 19, 2019

China to host World Environment Day 2019 on air pollution

Today (15th March), the head of Chinese delegation, Zhao Yingmin, Vice Minister of Ecology and Environment, and Joyce Msuya, Acting Head of UN Environment, jointly announced that China will host the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2019 with a theme of air pollution. Approximately 7 million people worldwide […]
March 19, 2019

World pledges to protect polluted, degraded planet as it adopts blueprint for more sustainable future

The world today laid the groundwork for a radical shift to a more sustainable future, where innovation will be harnessed to tackle environmental challenges, the use of throwaway plastics will be significantly reduced, and development will no longer cost the earth. After five days of talks at the Fourth UN […]
March 18, 2019

Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership Programme

Applications are invited for suitably qualified Pacific Island Country nationals for Graduate Scholarships to undertake a Master’s Degree or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by research only at the University of the South Pacific (USP). Eight awards are tenable from mid-2019. The research will involve fieldwork and data analysis related […]
March 14, 2019

NZ High Commissioner officially opens Rain Water Harvesting System Project and Village Cooperative Store

It was a historic moment for the People of Yacata Island when the New Zealand High Commissioner Jonathan Curr visited their village yesterday to officially open the Rain Water Harvesting System Project and the Village Cooperative Store. Yacata was one of the many places that suffered major devastation from Cyclone […]
March 13, 2019

The World’s Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Check out another Forbes piece on how Ocean Cleanup aims to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic. The floating boom system was […]
March 8, 2019

Nanuku collaborates with local Brewing Company to launch its own beer

SUSTAINABILITY ON TAP. CHEERS TO THAT Nanuku Auberge Resort’s commitment to social and sustainable tourism is as deep-seated as it is boundless. Nanuku maintains an organic fruit and vegetable nursery along with 28 indigenous plants using only organic compost. Everything from dragon fruit to cacao is harvested in Nanuku’s rich, […]
March 7, 2019

Fiji Goes On Show In Israel

Fiji had the opportunity to showcase tourism Fijian Made Products through the International Mediterranean Tourism Market 2019 Exhibition. This attracted more than 50,000 visitors from many parts of the world. The Exhibition that was held in Tel Aviv Israel, and provided Fiji’s Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the unique […]
March 6, 2019

Tourism Solomons – “grave concern” for impact Rennell Island environmental disaster holds for the Solomon Islands

Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has expressed grave concern for the impact the oil spillage continuing to flow from a grounded bulk carrier on pristine Rennell Island holds for both the local community and the country’s tourism fortunes.   While praising Australia and New Zealand’s swift response to calls […]
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 […]
March 1, 2019

Innovators, Business Leaders To Converge For Plasticity Pacic Forum, March 13

Plasticity – is nding practical business solutions that get plastics out of the environment and back into circulation. With 8 million tonnes of plastic waste entering oceans each year, causing an estimated USD$13Bn2 worth of ecosystem damage, action is needed now. For the economies of the Pacific, plastic pollution directly […]
February 28, 2019

Marshall Islands plans to raise islands to escape sea level rise

Facing possible extinction from rising sea levels, the Marshall Islands is for the first time focusing on how to raise islands in this atoll nation. “Raising our islands is a daunting task but one that must be done,” President Hilda Heine said in an interview with the Marshall Islands Journal published Friday. […]
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