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Prime Minister of PNG, The Honourable Peter O'Neill CMG (left) and Minister for National Planning and Monitoring, The Honourable Charles Abel (right) at the Strategy launch

PNG shifts towards responsible development

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) commends the PNG Government for launching their National Strategy for Responsible Development this month. …  

17 Apr 2014 | News story

Left to Right: Teina Etches (National Council of Women), Maria Henderson  (Parekura (president) of Kouto Nui), and Ana Tiraa (Climate Change Office, IUCN Councillor)

Progress for Cook Islands Marine Park

In its strides to establish the Cook Islands Marine Park, or the Marae Moana, key stakeholders met last month to discuss findings of a legal analysis facilitated by IUCN Oceania. …  

15 Apr 2014 | News story

Director of Fiji Department of Energy (left) receiving certificate of completion

Wind energy production low in Pacific Islands

Wind power has become the least expensive and fastest growing source of renewable energy in the world. In the Pacific Islands States, however, the scale at which wind energy technology has been adopted is comparatively small. In fact amounting to only 0.004% of the global cumulative installed capacity according to recent statistics released by the Global Wind Energy Council. …  

14 Apr 2014 | News story

Wind turbine in Sigatoka, Fiji

Understanding small wind energy systems

Small wind turbines present an opportunity for fossil-fuel dependent Pacific Island nations to reduce their import bill, transition to a low carbon economy and supply off-grid energy to remote rural areas. …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Some MACBIO workshop participants

Placing a value on the marine environment: Opportunity and challenges

Quantifying the value of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Pacific Islands region provides an opportunity to improve the management of these ecosystems, but environmental valuation faces some unique regional challenges in the Pacific.  …  

04 Apr 2014 | News story

Registration certificate being received on behalf of the community

Legal protection for important biodiversity site in Vanuatu

 A community conservation area encompassing the Amal–Crab Bay area in eastern Vanuatu, an important biodiversity site, has been legally registered under national legislation. …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article
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World Water Day 2014: a coordinated approach to meeting water and energy demand

On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both.  

22 Mar 2014 | News story

Anare Matakiviti, IUCN Oceania

Providing electricity Vs protecting biodiversity

Providing access to electricity for those that need it and protecting biodiversity are both critical national issues. Does one outweigh the other? …  

21 Mar 2014 | Article

Soil sample extraction during the training.

Mangrove carbon work begins in PNG

A training course in mangrove carbon stock assessment has been held for the first time in Papua New Guinea, setting the grounds for the carbon work expected to be conducted in-country through the USAID-funded MARSH Project. …  

12 Mar 2014 | Article

Mangrove nursery in Lami, Fiji.

National mangrove plan revised

Fiji’s revised Mangrove Management Plan is expected to be presented to Cabinet next month following the endorsement from the National Mangrove Management Committee. …  

10 Mar 2014 | Article

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