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Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018

Samoa bans plastic – so then what?

The news that Samoa will ban single-use plastic and straws in 2019 is certainly good news for the environment and a no-brainer for helping...

Replacing plastic with SWAG Bags – Ato Samoa

25 June, 2018. Samoa – As Samoa readies to phase out single-use plastics and straws in efforts to save the environment, Samoa Women’s Association...

Samoa to ban certain plastics and straws

22 June, 2018. A new era is here for Samoa as the island nation works towards phasing out a range of single-use plastics, joining...

Illegal dumping of rubbish overwhelms Tongan authorities after Gita

10 June, 2018. By Eleanor Gee - Tonga is finding it difficult to manage illegal dumping of rubbish including plastic bags in Nuku'alofa, as it celebrated...

Samoa Commemorates ‘World Oceans Day’ at the Beach

8 June, 2018. Samoa - Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Papali'itele Niko Lee Hang, officially opened Samoa’s World Oceans Day celebrations during a...
An Opinion-Editorial by Meg Taylor, DBE, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum and Pacific Ocean Commissioner

Why we must Know Our Ocean

This week we are all encouraged to know our ocean as the world marks World Ocean Day on the 8th June. As Pacific Islanders, we...

Australia strengthens partnership with SPREP

30 May, 2018. Samoa -  The Australian Government signed an AU$12 million dollar agreement today with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),...

Advancing Climate Resilience in the Pacific

23 May, 2018. Bangkok, Thailand - The impact of climate change reaches all aspects of human life in the Pacific. Policymakers must select the priority adaptation actions...

Workshop for Tonga’s State of Environment Report and National Environment Strategy underway

23 May, 2018. - The first ever workshop on the State of the Environment (SOE) report and the National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS) officially...

Making the ‘Ocean Health Index’ Relevant to Samoa

22 May, 2018. Samoa - The Ocean Health Index (OHI) is a framework and tool for assessing the benefits people derive from the ocean. This...