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 […]
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 […]
The 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas is seeking expressions of interest from projects and programmes, organisations and the private sector that want visibility and exhibition space, as well as potential sponsors who are keen to support and be involved in this significant regional event.
A master carver in Bougainville says living off the land is how the autonomous Papua New Guinea region can be economically independent. Joe Dutaona is encouraging young people to follow his steps into traditional practices – such as wood carving – as a sustainable livelihood. He has emphasised this message […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
A group of Pasifika women in New Zealand have taken a pile of plastic rubbish and used their traditional skills to turn it into a thing of beauty. The artists have gifted the enormous ei, or flower garland, to the city of Auckland, showing off their heritage and helping to […]
The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Director for the Asia Pacific, Professor Mihee Kang and the GSTC trainer for Vanuatu Dr Cherise Addinsall has conducted a 3-day GSTC Sustainable Tourism Training Program and GSTC Independent Auditor Training with guest speakers Mr Fredrick Maclean (former General Manager of the Havannah Resort […]
Triem Tay is a village in the island of Cam Kim, surrounded by the river Thu Bo, three kilometres away from World’s Heritage town Hoi An, Vietnam. The location of Triem Tay is prone to floods during rainy season (water can reach up to 3 meters), washing away entire ecosystems […]
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 post Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.
International tourist arrivals grew by a further 4% between January and September of 2019, the latest issue of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates. Tourism’s growth continues to outpace global economic growth, bearing witness to its huge potential to deliver development opportunities across the world but also to its sustainability […]
Transport-related emissions from tourism are expected to account for 5.3% of all man-made CO2 emissions by 2030, up from 5% in 2016, a landmark new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) shows. At the same time, as tourist numbers rise and the sector […]