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 […]
The workshop was facilitated by the Department of Tourism, Votausi Mackenzie from Lapita Café, Robert Oliver the Executive Director Pacific Islands Food Revolution and supported by the Pacific Agricultural Research and Development Initiative (PARDI 2) project under the Australian Centre for Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a fitness fanatic, or a connoisseur of fine French wine, Australia’s Pacific neighbour New Caledonia has it all on offer. The first thing I remember flying into New Caledonia was the breathtaking views of New Caledonia’s lagoon – the largest in the world. The second thing was salivating at the sights of the bakeries packed with fresh baguettes, pastries and desserts (almost) too perfect to eat.
The positive response received to Mana Tiaki Eco Certification’s first year of operation confirms the industry’s genuine interest in sustainable tourism for the Cook Islands. Now inviting applications for 2020, the eco certification supports tourism as an important contributor to the Cook Islands economy, while seeking to ensure that growth doesn’t threaten the natural environment.
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 […]