Oceanía

New Solar Home System installed in a church building on the island of Mo'unga'one in Tonga.

Tonga Successfully Completes Energy Project

Two islands in the Ha’apai group in Tonga have access to electricity once again after a 6 – 10 year lapse. The islands of Mango and Mo’unga’one recently received a total of 64 solar home systems for a total of 60 households on both islands providing them with the essential access to light at night. The installation on both islands was successfully completed in June of this year with the systems running as expected for the past month.
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30 Aug 2009 | News story

A completed Model Home in Palau.

Model Energy Homes in Palau

PALAU, August 2009 (IUCN)– A local program is encouraging investment in energy efficient homes to help green Palau and save people money at the same time. …  

30 Aug 2009 | News story

Clown fish in Moorea, French Polynesia

IUCN welcomes France’s significant scale-up of marine protected areas

France has significantly boosted progress towards improved protection of the marine environment. President Sarkozy speaking recently in Le Havre announced the creation of marine protected areas (MPAs) covering 20% of the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone. …  

27 Aug 2009 | News story

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Stockholm sends a strong message to Copenhagen on water

Water experts from around the world have called for water issues to be included in the international climate talks to take place in Copenhagen in December …  

22 Aug 2009 | News story

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IUCN Commissions Establish Assistance Networks

IUCN’s vision in uniting it’s efforts with its members and partners across the Pacific Region has taken several steps forward this year with the formation of two regional assistance networks. …  

03 Aug 2009 | News story
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Tuvalu's total land area is 26 square kilometers, spread over 8 islands.

Tuvalu Vows to Go Carbon Neutral by 2020

IUCN welcomes the decision by Tuvalu to have all its energy generated from renewable sources by 2020. …  

22 Jul 2009 | News story

Students of Sainte-Therese School receiving games of the Honu Toolkit at the launch on World Oceans Day 2009

New Toolkit to Help Turtles

Te mana o te moana, a non-profit organization in French Polynesia and a new member of IUCN, has been promoting their Honu Toolkit to the people of French Polynesia since its launch on World Oceans Day, in June of this year. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Banking on Biodiversity

The members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation met in Honiara from 28 June to the 2 July 2009 to discuss the state of the Pacific Islands environment and review commitments to the Pacific Islands Action Strategy for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. “Banking on Biodiversity” is the product of those discussions and a call to action in response to the growing threats to the Pacific Islands Region. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

Strengthening Sustainability and Energy Security in Small Island Developing States

Island nations face some pressing challenges in the 21st century which heighten the importance and imperative of moving to more sustainable and secure energy futures. IUCN, with the Austria Development Cooperation, organised a parallel session at the Vienna Energy Conference 22-24 June 2009. …  

06 Jul 2009 | News story
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A child plaiting palm leaves in Samoa

Living the Island Life, in D.C.

IUCN is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brown as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Coordinator, who will be based out of the U.S. office in Washington, D.C.  …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

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