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Rising Sea Makes Panama Islanders Relocate to the Mainland

Eco Friendly Daily

Already signs are ominous from communities as far apart as Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Fiji. Can weather change the demographics of an island over the course of a single lifetime? If we take Pablo Preciado’s word for it, it can. Pablo Preciado is the leader of the island of Carti Sugdub, one of the Panamanian islands. Global warming and erosion of the coral reefs are threatening to submerge a lot of Caribbean islands that make up Panama.


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Journey to Tikopia: Conservation Challenges in Remote Melanesia

Cool Green Science

Over the next eight days we visited numerous remote and spectacular locations throughout Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, where we had the opportunity to view some of the most diverse coral reefs on earth and obtain glimpses into communities’ lifestyles that were in stark contrast to the day to day realties for those of us upon the ship. Ritual men’s dance on Ureparapara, Vanuatu.

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Sumo wrestles sustainability into an all-natural, biodegradable diaper


Related: Pacific nation Vanuatu is the first to ban disposable diapers Anyone who has children knows that while it is important to strive for sustainability, if a reusable diaper doesn’t do its job, it’s out.

"Ecocide" could soon be punishable by law


Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean are two countries that requested the crime of ecocide be seriously considered at the ICC’s annual assembly of state parties last December. International lawyers are now working together to define the new crime of ecocide. By criminalizing ecosystem destruction, they hope to both punish and deter those who wantonly harm the earth. Swedish parliamentarians requested that the Stop Ecocide Foundation launch the project.

Leatherback sea turtles are disappearing from the West Coast


Scientists later discovered that these turtles are a subset of leatherbacks that hatch on the beaches in Indonesia, Pupa New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The number of western Pacific leatherback sea turtles in the foraging population on the coast of California has decreased by 80% in the past 30 years. This unique type of sea turtle dates back to the days of dinosaurs.

Go Green, Book Eco!

Eco Friendly Daily

Tranquility Island Eco-Tourism and Dive Escape (Moso Island, Vanuatu): Part dive base, part eco-tourism resort, Tranquility Island is the ideal place to simply escape from everyday life. For those of you seeking a greener lifestyle, an overseas trip is not necessarily the place to start. While the unfortunate truth, it’s a fact all the same: air travel has a killer impact on the environment.

International Fisheries Management Commission Agrees to Strategy to Amend Measures to End Pacific Bigeye Tuna Overfishing

Green (Living) Review

Members: Australia , China, Canada, Cook Islands, European Union, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Chinese Taipei, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States of America, Vanuatu. HONOLULU, HI, December 16, 2010: On Friday, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) concluded its week-long 7th Regular Session, in Ko Olina, Hawaii.

The Charismatic and Elusive Birds of Manus Island

Nature Conservancy - Science

A peer-reviewed journal I co-edit, Australian Field Ornithology , has recently expanded its geographic focus to encompass the geographies of Wallacea, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia in order to provide a vehicle for publishing original papers on the ecology, behaviour and natural history of bird species from this region. The Manus Friarbird, or Chauka, appears everywhere in Manus — including on this car rental sign. Photo: James Fitzsimmons/TNC.

Live & Learn - Environmental Education and Community Development

The Green Changemakers

Vanuatu 2007 A Teaching and Learning Resource for Vanuatu This publication is available through the Vanuatu office. [link] Our Objectives The overall objectives of Live & Learn are: To provide an integrated, educational approach promoting community transition to sustainable development while maintaining a strong focus on community realities and priorities. To promote increased quality and innovation of teaching and learning in formal and community education.

An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market


It has conducted projects in the United States as well as South America, Central America, Africa, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. An inside look at pricing in the forest carbon market Wilder Person Tue, 03/02/2021 – 00:05 On June 23, Amazon commenced its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund to further endeavors to become net-zero by 2040. In January 2020, Microsoft committed to invest $1 billion over the next four years as part of their Climate Innovation Fund.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

St Kitts & Nevis (21.8), Nigeria (21.8), Fiji (21.8), Guinea (22.5), Mauritius (22.5), Cuba (23.3), Togo (23.3), Vanuatu (24.0), Philippines (24.0), Malawi (24.0), Mali (24.9), Chad (24.9), Sri Lanka (25.8), Uganda (26.7), Dominica (26.7), St Lucia (26.7), Egypt (27.7), Niue (27.7), Ghana (27.7), Moldova (28.8), Grenada (28.8), El Salvador (30.0), Guinea-Bissau (30.0), Tanzania (30.0), Djibouti (30.0).

5th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The Green Changemakers

7: Global connectivity Dr Mario Merialdi (World Health Organisation, Switzerland), Jo Dorras (Wan Smolbag, Vanuatu), Katelijn Verstraete (Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore). They are not funded through a culture programme or policy, but largely through foreign aid which supports their social welfare and health programmes over a wide, inclusive base throughout Vanuatu and its remote islands.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).