This paper focuses on the environmental challenges of sustainable development issues with particular attention to natural resource management, environment and climate change in the food and agriculture sector (including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry).
JICA Country Profile on Environment of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was carried out by the Planning and Evaluation Department Japan International Cooperation Agency in February 2002. This 37 paged report outlines PNG's fact sheets, organization structure, legislation, current environmental issues and international relations between PNG and overseas countries
The island of New Guinea harbours one of the world’s largest tracts of intact tropical forest, with 41% of its land
Annual reports of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Natural Resources and Commerce.
This review updates and builds on the reviews conducted in the early 2000s under the International Waters Project. The review is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.
As party to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Kiribati is obliged to submit a national report on the implementation of the convention. The report will, in essence, be focused on the national implementation strategies, action plans, legislative instrument, and achievements relative to the convention.
Most legislation governing natural resources in Fiji is very old and outdated, and very little attention is given to environmental issues in these statutes. The absence of a legislative environmental policy results in an absence of statutes with an express or implied environmental mandate, while laws governing resource development fail to recognise the environmental basis of natural resources. As a result, legislation provides little in the way of capacity to protect the environment from the impacts of development activities.
The report was commissioned at the end of May 2008 with delivery of the final product by end June 2008. As such, it has been
researched and written over a very compressed timeline. Considerable shortcomings and inconsistencies in data
needed to be tackled in this period, and so a rapid desk assessment approach was used with limited opportunity for peer review and feedback.
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Protected areas for Pacific Island Communities - Managing natural resources now and for the future (Poster)
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SPREP presents these guidelines for undertaking rapid biodiversity assessments in its Pacific island member countries and territories: Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. These assessments are referred to as BIORAPs. The guidelines are recommended to be used by SPREP members for the planning and implementation of terrestrial and marine BIORAP surveys, and subsequent monitoring of important sites.
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This report presents Volume 1 (of three volumes) prepared as part of the Solomon Islands Ecosystems and Socio-economic Resilience Analysis and Mapping (ESRAM) to assess and prioritise climate change-related ecosystem-based adapation options for selected locations in Solomon Islands. Volume 1 provides the generic project background and methodology relevant to all three volumes, together with the high level national scale assessment.
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In terms of both population and land area. Niue is one of the smallest self-governing nations in the world. It is unique by its formation as an uplifted coral atoll.
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The 2018 SOE is a new baseline for future reports and can help the Cook Islands with national regional and international reporting obligations including multi-lateral environmental agreements.
Call Number: 333.7209623 COO, [EL]
Physical Description: 200 p.
National SoE Reports give information about environmental and social conditions, trends and
pressures for the country, and the surrounding seas. The SoE reporting process forms the basis for
effective environmental and sustainable development planning by examining the current condition of
environmental indicators influenced by national, regional, and global pressures.
The report uses state and trend indicators to evaluate how these state conditions impact not only the
The natural environment has always been a part of Pacific island culture. It has shaped our way of leaving in our early lives. the kingdom of Tonga SOE report aims to give Tonga the best and clearest status of it environment by answering the following key questons:|What is the current condition of the Tongan environment?|What are the risk the Togan environment faces and what measures have been put forward to minimise them?
The Solomon Islands State of Environment (SoE) Report presents an overview across seven thematic areas: (culture and heritage, atmosphere and climate, coastal and marine, freshwater resources, land, biodiversity and built environment). This report is based on quantitative data relating to the state of environmental supplemented by stakeholders input to describe casual relationships and environmental effects.
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Call Number: 333.72099593 SOL, [EL]
Our vision - is to protect, sustain develop, organize and utilize our forest's biodiversity and natural resources for the maximum benefit for our people and generations to come. At the same time achieving sustainable development goals empowering our people to be self-sufficient and productive in a cash base economic era.
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The Tuvalu State of Environment Report presents an overview across four thematic areas: Environmental Governance, Coastal and Marine, Atmosphere and Climate, and Built Environment. The report uses the 'Drivers, Pressure, State, Impact and Response' model to describe the environment, As far as possible the report is based on quantitative data relating to the state of the environment, supplemented by stakeholder input to describe casual relationships and environmental effects.
The focus on biodieversity and conservation is recognition of protecting and conserving biodiversity and sustainably managing living natural resources are fundamental to sustainable development.
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