Region

Solomon Islands

  • Solomon Islands private sector strengthens engagement in climate change resilience

    July 20, 2020

    A national mapping project has provided businesses in the Solomon Islands with increased understanding of climate and resilience financing. The project is seeking to strengthen private sector’s engagement and to promote public-private partnerships in this crucial area of financing. The mapping project was a joint undertaking by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

  • Exchange of maritime boundaries data to boost fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance in region

    June 17, 2020

    A milestone has been reached by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) and the Pacific Community (SPC) following the successful completion of an agreement between the two organisations for the exchange of maritime boundaries data. This milestone also represents the achievement of a key outcome under the Pacific-European Union Marine Partnership (PEUMP) programme to […]

  • FFA convenes talks on Impacts of Climate Change on Tuna

    June 11, 2020

    THE Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has hosted a one-day online discussion today, on the impacts of Climate Change on Offshore Fisheries. The meeting is part of the Secretariat’s work programme emanating from Forum Fisheries Ministers.  At their meeting held in Pohnpei, FSM in June 2019, Ministers agreed that this work would include: (i) […]

  • Meet the Innovator Protecting our Oceans in Solomon Islands: Dr. Katy Soapi

    June 4, 2020

    Katy’s work researching marine Genetic Resources has played an important role in ongoing United Nations negotiations over the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Katy is also one of the founders of the Tetepare Descendants’ Association in the Solomon Islands. Tell us about yourself.  I grew up on […]

  • Helping Solomon Islands build resilience through ecosystem-based adaptation

    May 26, 2020

    Following is a Q & A series on Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Staff. In this series, we will be introducing you to members of our SPREP team, giving you the chance to learn more about what we do. Mr Fred Siho Patison is the SPREP Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change […]

  • FFA continues to monitor fishing amidst COVID19 situation

    May 26, 2020

    As Pacific nations face the threat of coronavirus to their health and economic growth, the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) has taken action to continue to monitor and control fishing of the world’s largest tuna stocks. A key tool in FFA Member’s efforts for monitoring, control and surveillance of fishing in Pacific nations is […]

  • Climate Change changes the Atolls’ lifestyles

    February 24, 2020

    In the past, the women of Ontong Java in Malaita Outer Islands used to harvest sea shells not far from the shores to sell for incomes. Today, the women abandoned their activities because the sea level rise has covered the harvesting areas. Jenny Asua, who comes from the island confirmed to Island Sun in an […]

  • The end of Ontong Java?

    February 6, 2020

    TWO European filmmakers Guus Schuijl and Iggy Pacanowsk visited Solomon Islands last year to film a documentary about Ontong Java. They were investigating how climate change is affecting the community on the atoll. The filmmakers are now back in Europe and have released a trailer this week for the film which can be found on […]

  • Dug out wells a lifeline for Vatukola

    December 18, 2019

    THE sight of several dug out wells greet us at Vatukola Village in Kakabona, northwest of Honiara in the Solomon Islands. It rains fairly often in Honiara and historically, fresh water has been plentiful. But in recent years, the wells, which once provided a ready source of water, have been mysteriously drying up. Scientists from Inter-Governmental […]