National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Niue 2005
Most of the development activities that generate foreign earnings for the economy of Solomon Islands are heavily dependent upon the exploitation and utilization of natural resources. For many years, economic development activities in Solomon Islands have not integrated environmental considerations.
The themes of the SOE were selected by local stakeholders and experts to provide a checklist on the state of the environment for Niue. A number of sub-topics and indicators were identified under the themes to help focus
the discussion and this SOE report.
The government of Niue commissioned this State of Environment report with the purpose of:
* Providing all Niueans with the most up-to-date information on the state of the environment that is the backbone of the economy and community wellbeing; and