Five schools in Solomon Islands trial solutions to reduce plastics

Honiara, SOLOMONS – August 22, 2019: 1.30pm (UNDP): Five Honiara schools are trying for 10 weeks to replace single-use plastics in their lunch service through a new waste management initiative.   Koloale, Florence Young and Emmaus schools are trialing a refundable-fee scheme, which involves lunch vendors or the school canteen serving lunches in reusable containers. Read More …

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis

Geneva – August 19, 2019: 2.40pm (THE GUARDIAN): From giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference.  The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, Read More …

EU provides Tuvalu with waste Transfer Station

Funafuti, TUVALU – August 15, 2019: 2pm (EU): The European Union (EU) has strengthened Tuvalu’s capacity to sustainably manage waste by providing the low-lying atoll Pacific nation with its first waste Transfer Station in the capital, Funafuti yesterday. Tuvalu is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change and natural disasters. It is Read More …

Niua Agro show done

Nuku’alofa – July 30, 2019: 11.40am (Enviro News): The 2019 Agriculture Show in Niuatoputapu and Niuafo’ou were held last week, as the islanders displayed the fruit of their work. Environment staff Petelo Oto’ota Tooa and Senituli Finau said the shows were exciting. “There was so much food on display, rootcrops, seafood and vegestables,” Oto’ota said. Read More …

Two Tongans awarded at Meteorology meet

Apia, Samoa – August 9, 2019: 1pm (Enviro News): Two Tongans were recipients of recognition awards at the inaugural Pacific Meteorological Council Awards here in Apia, Samoa on Thursday evening (August 8). Ms Netatua Pelesikoti Taufatofua, former Director of the Climate Change Division at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) here in Read More …