The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) several years ago
identified the mismanagement of hazardous chemicals in the Pacific Island Countries as a
serious environmental concern, and hence the Persistent Organic Pollutants in Pacific
Island Countries (POPs in PICs) project was developed as an AusAID funded initiative,
to be carried out by SPREP. POPs are a group of twelve particularly hazardous
chemicals that have been singled out by the recent Stockholm Convention for urgent
Highlights of the community workshop included stakeholder engagement (facilitation, stakeholder participation and communicating with stakeholders); identification of resource
management problems (stakeholder analysis, participatory problem analysis); learning the social context of resource management
problems (participatory impact assessment, socio-economic baseline assessments, methods, analysis of information); and project planning (identifying and selecting solutions, impact
assessment, considering options, project mapping).
Few studies1 have been published on school-based environmental education (EE) in the Pacific islands, and there is little available information on effective initiatives in schools. The key purpose of this study is to review and assess the extent to which EE is being carried out in Pacific Island schools to support ongoing dialogue about environment and sustainable development education at the national, regional and international levels.
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 74
Ecotourism demonstrates the potential for direct economic gain inherent in the non-extractive use
of the natural environment based on its aesthetic and educational value. It requires for the natural
environment to be intact and relatively pristine in state. Properly managed, ecotourism and nature
conservation will complement and reinforce each other. But there are challenges in translating the
ideal of ecotourism into an economically and ecologically viable venture for operators and owners
of local sites and resources.
For Pacific SIDS, the need for adaptation to climate change has become increasingly urgent. Long-term climate changes, including the increasing frequency and severity of extreme events such as high rainfall, droughts, tropical cyclones, and storm surges are affecting the lives and livelihoods of people in PICs. Coupled with non-climate drivers, such as inappropriate land use, overexploitation of resources, increasing urbanization and population increase, development in the region is increasingly undermined.