Pacific environments require global commitments to sustainable consumption and production because waste and pollution produced elsewhere is transported into and impacts the Pacific region. This factsheet highlights briefly the consumption and production practices that affect Pacific environments and species directly and indirectly
2008 Policy on Sustainable Coastal Development
Climate change is real and Asia is already experiencing its adverse impacts. Projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggest that such impacts will become even more intense in the future. While the contribution of developing countries in Asia to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is increasing rapidly, per capita emissions are still low and developmental challenges remain significant.
National water resources policy: water for healthy communities, environments and sustainable development
The NWRP provides a framework for leadership and coordinated action in the supply of safe, adequate and financially, technically and environmentally sustainable water services to rural, outer island and urban communities in Kiribati and for the protection, conservation, sustainable use and efficient management of Kiribati's water resources. It is directed at improving the welfare and livelihood of I-Kiribati and represents the vision of the Government of Kiribati (GoK) for the water sector.
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One last chance: tapping indigenous knowledge to produce sustainable conservation policies / W.H. Thomas
Sustainable development projects that were supposed to insure the future of the earth's biological inheritance are currently being criticized for compromising biodiversity. Drawing on sixteen months of fieldwork with one of Papua New Guinea's most remote societies, this paper argues that more productive conservation policies will emerge when indigenous activities
are viewed as disturbance and not as vehicles for establishing equilibrium with the environment. This research demonstrates that although the Hewa play a significant role in shaping
2008 Policy on Sustainable Coastal Development, Niue
Implementing STD on a small island: development and use of Sustainable Tourism Development indicators in Samoa
Small island states present a significant challenge in terms of sustainable tourism development. On a small island there are limited resources, economic and social activities tend to be concentrated on the coastal zone, and the interconnectivity between economic, environmental, social, cultural and political spheres is strong and pervasive. Consequently the sustainable development of tourism is more a practical necessity than an optional extra.
[The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)](https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/), are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large.
Sustainable and integrated water resource and wastewater management in Pacific Island countries. Niue.
SOPAC. 2007. Sustainable and integrated water resource and wastewater management in Pacific Island countries. Niue. SOPAC Miscellaneous Report 641.
SCP is a key component of climate change mitigation. SCP practices can increase the resilience of environments and
Development, forest conservation and adaptation to climate change: a case for integrated community-based sustainability in rural Vanuatu
The Atlas is intended as an introduction to the many linkages between mining and the SDGs and complements other resources on the role of mining and the private sector in sustainable development.
The Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity provide a framework for assisting Governments, indigenous and local communities, resource managers, the private sector and other stakeholders, about how to ensure that their uses of biological diversity will not lead to its long-term decline.
Bioenergy occupies a unique position at the nexus of energy, environment, climate change and rural development agendas. Consequently, bioenergy and biofuels in particular, have seen
record levels of support in the form of subsidies, mandates and investments as governments seek to maximize the perceived synergies between the various opportunities offered by bioenergy. Whilst it is true that well- planned bioenergy development can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a range of sources, increase rural incomes, reduce waste, improve access
SOPAC 612261 2 SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCES AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT IN THE PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES: NIUE 2007
SOPAC IWRM DIAGNOSTIC REPORT Prepared by A Levi VakaiNiue Consultancy Services & Andre Siohane, Manager Water Division, Public Works 2007
Sharing stories and dreams of women from mangrove-dependent communities in sustaining fish stocks, protecting the ecosystem and sustaining livelihoods.