This report was prepared by Rikke Munk Hansen for the department of energy. This report is the result of an advisory mission to the Department of Energy (DoE). There is a general recognition among staff of the Department of Energy (DoE) of the importance of energy statistics for development, implementation and monitoring of energy policies. The establishment of an energy demand database and the provision on energy demand and supply data to the public are part of the Department’s corporate plan.
The maintenance and enhancement of arboreal biodiversity, especially forest and tree genetic resources, is vital for sustainable development in the Pacific Islands. For Pacific peoples, their forest and tree genetic resources are not just a matter of scientific, economic (in monetary terms), recreational or ecological value. They are a capital inheritance that, until recent times, was passed on, relatively intact or in some cases enhanced, by past generations to current generations.