Global Biodiversity Information Forum (GBIF) Country Profiles: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna
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Island life in the 21st century : current status and challenges for mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Pacific Islands
This paper attempts to present a "quick snapshot" of the current status of biodiversity in the Pacific Islands and the prospects and challenges for the mainstreaming of its conservation and sustainable use by Pacific Island peoples during the 21st century. It is hoped that it will form the basis for useful discussion dining the conference. Particular emphasis is placed on providing an understanding of the status of biodiversity, not only from a scientific perspective, but also from the view of the Pacific Island peoples who have owned and used it for millennia!
IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD of Tuvalu, the fourth-smallest country in the world, so much the better, because its nine square miles of diy land may soon disappear from sight like a polished stone chopped in the deep sea. And if that happens, it might be
unpleasant to consider that the basic amenities of our lifestyle-our cars and planes and power plants, our well-lighted, well-cooled and -heated homes-have brought about the
obliteration of an ancient, peaceful civilization halfway around the world.
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Directory of development organizations, Volume VI : resource guide to Development Organizations and the Internet
The directory aims to promote interaction and active partnerships among key development organisations in civil society, including NGOs, trade unions, faith-based organizations, indigenous peoples movements, foundations and research centres. In creating opportunities for dialogue with
governments and private sector, civil society organizations are helping to amplify the voices of the poorest people in the decisions that affect their lives, improve development effectiveness and sustainability and hold governments and policymakers publicly accountable.
Climate, biodiversity, and human well-being are inextricably linked. Significant policy objectives for each
now exist in international political commitments and country actions. Although our understanding of these processes and their inter-relationships is far from complete we know enough to identify some critically important components for immediate attention and priority areas for research and policy development. New mechanisms will be needed to galvanise work in this area, especially at the inter-governmental level.
National Plan for Implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent organic pollutants in Fiji Islands: 2006
This document presents a national plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. Fiji was the second country in the
world to ratify the Stockholm Convention, having done so on 20 June 2001. The Convention entered into force on 17 May, 2004.
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Field and Garden Plants of Guam is designed as a botanical field
guide and its purpose is to provide a way for interested people to learn the names of the plants that they see around them. Like most other places, Guam has a flora that is well documented for use by specialists of the scientific world. Reliable reference tools for students and interested amateurs, however, are almost nonexistent and it is for these individuals that this book is intended.
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American Samoa is a U.S. Territory located approximately 4,200 km south of Hawai'i. It is the southernmost of all U.S. possessions and the only U.S. jurisdiction in the South Pacific. American Samoa comprises seven islands (five volcanic islands and two coral atolls) with a combined land area of approximately 200 km2 . The five volcanic islands, Tutuila, Aunu'u, Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u, are the major inhabited islands of
The state of coral reef ecosystems of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands : 2005 & 2008
The 290 km long Mariana Islands Archipelago encompasses 14 islands of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), the U.S. Territory of Guam, and numerous offshore banks.
Environmental pollution is an important issue for an island country like Fiji to address. With limited land resources and sea being the source of income generation, it is highly important that these pollution issues are dealt with. However there is another form of environment pollution which is quite significant in this country. This is air pollution. Air pollution affects a greater population than its immediate surroundings therefore a nationwide policy is critical.
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National capacity self-assessment (NCSA) Solomon islands: stocktake report Convention on Biological diversity
The National Capacity Self-Assessment is a Global Environment Facility(GEF)-funded initiative currently being undertaken by over 50 developing countries world-wide. It responds to a concern that is raised frequently in the post-project evaluation of GEF-funded projects, namely that activities cease once GEF-
Relationships among native and alien plants on Pacific islands with and without significant human disturbance and feral ungulates
The native plants of remote tropical islands have been frequently characterized as poor competitors against seemingly more aggressive alien species.. Does this "weak competitor" characterization relate to some real adaptive consequences of island isolation and endemism, or does the generally concurrent presence of introduced ungulates and other forms of recurrent
Federated States of Micronesia's strategic development plan: 2004-2023, the next 20 years: achieving economic growth & self-reliance: Vol.I : policies and strategies for development; Vol. II: Strategic planning matrices and appendices; Vol. III. Instrastructure development
This chapter is concerned with describing the evolution of the FSM Sustained Growth Strategy (SGS), and the fiscal challenges facing the nation resulting from the need to implement the provisions of the amended Compact. Discussion starts through detailing the FSM's negotiating strategy for the amended Compact and in outlining the principal objectives that the FSM sought
to securemacroeconomic stability and sustainable development. These objectives are compared with what the FSM and U.S. finally agreed, and which are embodied in the terms and conditions of the amended Compact.
The National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) declares the development journey for a better quality of life for every Nauruan. It is a road map that reflects the reforms needed to be put in place and the strategies for implementation, as the platform for a better life today and tomorrow. The NSDS therefore marks a key milestone in Nauru's development process.
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Papua New Guinea: the medium term development strategy: 2005-2010, "Our Plan for Economic and Social Advancement."
Since Independence, successive governments have prepared many-
worthy development plans and strategies that have promised to realize our national vision, as enshrined in our Constitution. While the plans and strategies were often soundly based, they have not been translated into results on the ground, and as a consequence, our nation is well short of achieving the national vision. In real terms, the plans of the past represent little more than an historical record of good intentions.
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During the 1995 national crisis and subsequent economic reform programme (ERP), several national consultation forums saw key policy measures and economic structural changes introduced. These had considerable influence on current national sustainable
development initiatives including the draft NSDP and NESAF.
Fiji national assessment report: a background document for the formulation of the National Sustainable Development strategy
The aim of this report is to assess if the five key principles of the internationally agreed National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) requirements (UNDESA 2005) are adequately incorporated into Fiji's national priorities and targets, strategies, indicators, and institutional framework. A national sustainable development strategy is a tool to integrate the national policies and plans from the various sectors with the aim of ensuring that economic development is socially responsible and maintains an adequate natural resource base for future generations.
The Report is about Kiribati" National Strategies for Sustainable Development. The Environment Act and the National Development Strategies 2000- 2003, the basis for the
Report on the National Assessment for the World Summit on Sustainable Development to the Tokelau Islands : 3rd Draft
Tokelau is a non self-governing territory of New Zealand. Tokelau wishes to move toward greater self-governance and is supported in this by the Government of New Zealand and the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation. The Modern House of
Tokelau (MHT) is a major Tokelau initiative that aims to provide a governance structure that better fits Tokelau's cultural context and increases Tokelau's capacity to manage it's own affairs in a sustainable fashion.
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In his opening address of the workshop, the Director of the Environment Unit, Mr. Ernest Bani, brought up some challenging issues regarding our natural resource management to ensure that there is sustainable development - so that we would
have the capacity to earn our income to meet our health and education costs, but at the same time, those resources are still in tact for our future generation.
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