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 […]
December 18, 2019

Pacific Mamas drape Auckland Town hall with gift of love

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 […]
December 18, 2019

Vanuatu Sustainable Tourism Policy Launched

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 […]
December 18, 2019

Building Social and Ecological Resilience to Face Environmental Threats: a story from the Triem Tay village

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 […]
December 18, 2019

Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Energy 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 post Tonga Uses Big Batteries to Reach Ambitious Renewable Energy Goal appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.
December 13, 2019

Tourism’s Growth Strengthens Sector’s Potential To Contribute To Sustainable Development Agenda

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 […]
December 5, 2019

Tourism’s Carbon Emissions Measured in Landmark Report Launched At COP25

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 […]
December 4, 2019

Nanuku wins Sustainable Tourism Company of the Year at the 2019 Travel Awards

Nanuku, Auberge Resorts Collection, the South Pacific paradise set along the legendary serene coastline of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, was the proud recipient of The Travel Awards 2019 Sustainable Tourism Company of the Year. Just weeks after also being recognised as the No.1 resort in Australia and the […]
November 26, 2019

A Blueprint for Dolphin and Whale watching development

Whale watching has proved to be one of the most successful and resilient types of tourism in the world, offering economic returns and solid community, educational, research, and conservation benefits.
November 26, 2019

Promoting Education Emergency for Children

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) launched a global advocacy campaign “Every Child.
November 26, 2019

Coral Gardners Ecotour, Moorea, French-Polynesia

“Great purpose, great team: We joined the Ecotour with the Coral Gardeners during our stay in Moorea.
November 26, 2019

Pacific Sustainability Monitoring Programme: Le Vasa Resort (Samoa)

A 16-room hotel located on the island of Upolu, Samoa, Le Vasa Resort is focused on providing guests with an authentic taste of Samoan culture.
November 26, 2019

Towards destination 2030 (SDGs): UNDP launches Solevaka

In this contemporary society, online platforms are fast emerging to create and add value to the globalized and complex world of information.
November 26, 2019

PNG scientist wins international award

A young Papua New Guinean scientist has been granted an international award for her revolutionary research in the field of agriculture.
November 26, 2019

American Samoa hosts NY Travel Massive Chapter Leader

As any American football fan knows, American Samoans dominate the NFL, which has earned American Samoa the moniker of “FootballIsland.”
November 26, 2019

By leaving less of a footprint, Celebrity Flora makes a huge mark on the cruise industry

In a game-changing moment two years in the making, Celebrity Cruises officially launched the revolutionary new Celebrity Flora, a 100-guest, all-suites mega yacht that's poised to connect travelers to the Galapagos Islands like never before.
November 26, 2019

Climate change: New Zealand passes ‘zero carbon’ law

New Zealand has passed a law that aims to make the country almost carbon neutral by 2050. Farmers, who bring in a large portion of foreign income, will be given some flexibility.
November 12, 2019

Kivhan musicians & sponsors launch water tank

The musicians community water project, based in Ialuwalu village at Loukatai area on the island of Tanna, was finally launched on Thursday this week 7th November 2019. A 10,000L tank now supplies water to a population of approximately 3000 villagers, through the Vanuatu Wan Voes Kivhan association and co partners […]
November 7, 2019

PNG bans plastic bag imports

A total ban on single use plastic bags in Papua New Guinea will come into effect on the 31st of January next year. The Post Courier reports the environment minister, Geoffrey Kama, made the announcement in a media release on Friday Mr Kama said the government banned the importation of […]
November 7, 2019

ADB gives Tuvalu solar energy grant

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $US6 million grant to Tuvalu for renewable energy. The bank said the grant would improve the climate resilience of Tuvalu’s energy sector and reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Its aim is to increase the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources […]