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Solomon Islands serious about green economy transition

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is convinced that vital economic sectors in Solomon Islands should move to a green economy approach. …  

07 Mar 2013 | News story

Bluefin tuna

Pacific Countries are the largest donors in the world

Considering the extent of the fisheries resources that are extracted from our region, we could say that Pacific Countries are the largest donors in the world,” says Dr Transform Aqorau - Director for the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) at the Solomon Islands PM’s Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment. …  

06 Mar 2013 | News story

A wood carver in Solomon Islands.

Solomon Island’s uncontrolled logging dilemma: Roundtable’s agenda

Discussions at the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment continues today in Honiara with logging being the subject of the morning session. …  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

The Solomon Dollar

Talks on mining and greening Solomon Islands’ economy

Mining is envisaged to top Solomon Island’s export earnings in the coming years and discussions on the development of a national mineral policy and the green growth development shift culminated day one of the Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment being held in Honiara, Solomon Islands.   …  

05 Mar 2013 | News story

Solomon Islands

Dialogue on development, society and environment opens in Solomon Islands

The Prime Minister’s High Level Roundtable on Development, Society and Environment, opened this morning in Honiara, Solomon Islands, with representatives of government, the private sector and civil society present to discuss important development issues with the hope of agreeing on a development model that incorporates the needs of society and the environment and also considers the long-term needs of the country. …  

04 Mar 2013 | News story
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Call for abstracts: 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress

The French Marine Protected Areas Agency (MPAA) and IUCN are organizing the 3rd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3) in Marseille and Corsica from 21 October to 27 October 2013. …  

15 Feb 2013 | News story
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A recipe linking nature and people

Have you ever wondered how to represent the links between nature and people in a simple way to facilitate decision making? A diverse group of experts share their tips in addressing this very challenge and suggest possible ingredients of such a representation. The hope is that this 'recipe' will help the work of the top new nature platform (IPBES) in relating biodiversity and its benefits to human well-being, sustainability and conservation. …  

25 Jan 2013 | News story

Sydney Harbour National Park

Leaders wanted for sixth World Parks Congress

The world’s most influential gathering of people involved in parks and protected area management – the IUCN World Parks Congress - is calling for inspiring leaders who will help position protected areas as solutions to some of today’s biggest global challenges and shape the agenda for protected areas and their management over the next decade and beyond. …   | Spanish

24 Jan 2013 | News story

Lionfish swimming around the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Australia creates world’s largest network of marine reserves

In November 2012 the Australian Government announced the creation of the world’s largest network of marine reserves. The government proclaimed 44 marine reserves a network, covering 2.3 million square kilometres, a full third of Australia’s ocean territory. The reserves are home to 45 of the world’s 78 whale and dolphin species, six of the seven known species of marine turtle, and 4,000 fish species. The government received support from over 500,000 Australians, who commented positively on the creation of the network. …  

13 Dec 2012 | News story

Mitiaro, Southern Cook Islands

IUCN supports Cook Islands to create the world’s largest marine park

Gland, Switzerland, 15 November 2012 – IUCN has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Cook Islands to support the establishment of the world’s largest marine protected area – the Cook Islands Marine Park. …  

15 Nov 2012 | News story

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