Country Reports Directory

Compiled by the SPREP IRC and Library the Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Country Reports Directory is a browsable directory of country profiles and national environment reports for the countries of the Pacific Islands. The intention of the PEIN Country Reports Directory is to provide a browsable access point for the range of environmental indicators and country documents produced under the various environment programmes in effect in the Pacific. Contributions of documents, whether in hardcopy or digital form are welcome and can be sent to IRC@sprep.org

Documents can be requested from IRC@sprep.org

National Reports

Access and benefit sharing and the protection of traditional knowledge
Samoa (2003; 1.86mb),

Action Plans for Sea Turtle Migration
Cook Islands (2010; 162kb)

Asian Development Bank Country Environmental Analysis Reports
Fiji (2005; 590kb), Federated States of Micronesia - draft (2005; 20.3mb), Kiribati (2006; 737kb), Marshall Islands (2005; 1.23mb), Palau (2007; 933kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 19mb), Samoa (2006; 1.27mb) and Samoa climate risk profile (2006; 2.38mb) , Solomon Islands (2007; 929kb), Vanuatu (2007; 443kb)

Barbados Programme of Action + 10 (BPoA)
National Assessment Reports: Cook Islands (2003; 315kb),Fiji (2003; 396kb), Marshall Islands (2004; 537kb), Nauru (2004; 515kb), Palau (2005; 558kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 316kb), Samoa (2003; 242kb), Tonga (2003; 546kb), Tuvalu (2003; 57kb)

Pacific Environment Outlook (2005; 30.99mb)

The Conference on Small Island Developing States (Barbados Conference, 1994) highlighted the importance of island biodiversity as an ecological corridor linking major areas of biodiversity around the world. The conference called for international co-operation and partnership to support the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their efforts to conserve, protect and restore their ecosystems. The Barbados Plan of Action recognizes the importance of the coastal zone as a source of subsistence and economic development.

Basel Convention Country Fact Sheets
Kiribati (2008; 95kb)

Commission on Sustainable Development : Reports (Agenda 21)
Fiji, Tonga

Community Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessment & Action Reports
Vanuatu(1.18mb),

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF9]
Cook Islands (2002-2007; 500kb), East Timor (2002-2006; 771kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002-2007;547kb), Marshall Islands (2002-2007; 109kb), Papua New Guinea (2002-2007; 263kb), Solomon Islands (2002-2007;152kb), Tuvalu(2002-2007; 1.17mb)

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF10]
Cook Islands (2008-2013; 2.05mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2008-2013; 2.45mb) , Kiribati (2008-2013; 2.09mb), Marshall Islands (2008-2013; 2.97mb) , Nauru (2008-2013; 2.4mb) , Niue (2008-2013; 1.9mb) , Palau (2008-2013; 2.22mb) , Papua New Guinea (2008-2013; 2.82mb) , Samoa (2008-2013; 2.6mb) , Solomon Islands (2008-2013; 2.82mb) , Tonga (2008-2013; 1.92mb) , Tuvalu (2008-2013; 2.98mb) , Vanuatu (2008-2013; 652kb)

Demographic Baseline Report of U.S. Territories and Counties Adjacent to Coral Reef Habitats [NOAA] (2008; 3mb)
American Samoa(2008; 3.18mb) , Guam (2008; 5.67mb) , Northern Mariana Islands (2008; 5.77mb)

Disasters and Climate Variability in the Pacific Islands: WORLD BANK regional stocktake- Country Assessments:
Fiji (2009; 514kb) , Kiribati (2009; 582kb) , Marshall Islands (2009; 398kb) , Papua New Guinea (2009; 394kb) , Solomon Islands (2009; 345kb) , Timor-Leste (2009; 378kb) , Vanuatu (2009; 376kb)

Disaster Risk Reduction: National Frameworks
Papua New Guinea 2005-2015 (2005;

Disaster Risk Reduction: National Action Plans
Vanuatu (2007; 1.31mb)

National Disaster Risk Management Plans
Samoa 2006-2009 (2006; 231kb); Tuvalu (2012, 1MB) NEW!!!

E-waste (electronic waste) - National reports and inventories
Federated States of Micronesia (2009; 8.35mb), Kiribati (2009; 1.01mb), Samoa (2009; 1mb)

Forestry Reports
Papua New Guinea (2008; 22mb) , Vanuatu (2000; 324kb), Vanuatu (2001; 1.3mb)

see also State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources[* REPORTS PRESENTED AT THE
PACIFIC SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOREST AND TREE GENETIC RESOURCES, 1999]

Cook Islands (1999; 24kb), Kiribati (1999, 106kb), Marshall Islands (1999, 911kb)

GEF Country Portfolio Evaluations
Samoa :1992-2007 (2007; 82kb) and Management response (2007; 132kb)

Least Developed Country [LCDs] reports
Kiribati (2006; 1.9mb), Samoa (2006?; 258kb), Solomon Islands (2004; 3.82mb), Tuvalu (2006?; 389kb)

see also 'Voices of the Least Developed Countries of Asia and the Pacific' (2005; 1.46mb)

Legislative Reviews
Cook Islands (1992; 14.82mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1992; 15.21mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2009; 244kb) , Fiji (1992; 5.53mb), Fiji (2006; 261kb), Kiribati (1993; 9.62mb); Kiribati - review (2004; 200kb) / Kiribati - analysis (2004; 100kb), Marshall Islands (1992; 22.5mb) , Nauru (2007; 913kb), Niue (1993; 4.77mb), Niue - analysis (2007; 382kb), Niue - review (2007; 437kb), Palau(1994; 9.66mb), Samoa (1993; 3.56mb) , Samoa (2004; 164kb), Solomon Islands (1992; 22.27mb), Solomon Islands (2003; 166kb), Tokelau (1993; 4.46mb),Tonga (1992; 10.12mb), Tonga - analysis (2006; 118kb), Tonga - inventory (2006; 283kb), Tuvalu (1994; 9.22mb) / Tuvalu (2007; 240kb) , Vanuatu (1991; 5.6mb), Vanuatu (2004; 474kb)

Mauritius Strategy + 5 Review: National Assessment Reports [5-year Review of Progress Made in Addressing Vulnerabilities of Small Islands Developing States Through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation (MSI) of the
Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) ]

Federated States of Micronesia (2010; 231kb) , Fiji (2010; 1.36mb), Kiribati (2010; 324kb), Marshall Islands (2010; 61kb), Nauru (2010; 270kb), Palau (2010; 1.83mb),Samoa (2010; 322kb) , Solomon Islands (2010; 633kb) , Tuvalu (2010; 641kb), Vanuatu (2010; 596kb)

see also AIMS Regional Synthesis report for the Five-Year Review of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of SIDS (MSI+5) (2010; 623kb)

see also Review of the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy:Report of the Secretary-General (2010; 237kb)

see also:

Marine turtle legislative reviews:
Fiji (2010; 609kb), Marshall Islands (2010; 555kb), Samoa (2010: 253kb) , Solomon Islands (2010; 973kb), Tuvalu (2010; 618kb)

Millenium Development Goals National Reports
Cook Islands (2005; 1.29mb) , Fiji (2004; 482kb), Marshall Islands (2005; 621kb), Papua New Guinea (2004; 2.67mb), Tuvalu (2006; 1.09mb), Vanuatu (2005; 1.57mb)

Pacific Islands Regional MDG - Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability (2004; 324kb)
Pacific Islands Regional MDG Full Report

see also ADB Key Indicators 2006 for progress towards Millenium Development Goal 7: ensuring environmental sustainability (2006)

see also Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website and Reports

Montreal Protocol: National Compliance Action Strategies to implement the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Kiribati (2001; 196kb) , Marshall Islands (2001; 176kb) , Palau (2001; 176kb), Solomon Islands (2001; 595kb) , Tonga (2001; 264kb) , Tuvalu ( 111kb) , Vanuatu (2001; 194kb)

National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat land degradation [UNCCD]
Fiji (2007; 572kb) , Niue (2004; 1.44mb) , Palau (2004; 212kb) , Samoa (2006; 23mb) , Tuvalu (2006; 636kb)

see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

National Adaptation Plan of Action - NAPA - [Climate change]
Kiribati (2007; 823kb) , Samoa (2005; 473kb), Synthesis Report (2004; 1.93mb) and framework (2004; 402kb), Solomon Islands (2008; 5.01mb), Tuvalu (2007; 2.2mb) , Vanuatu (2009?; 7.26mb)

see also Tonga Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (CCA & DRM) 2010 - 2015 (2010; 1.2mb)

National Air Pollution Control Strategies
Fiji (2007; 219kb)

National Assessment Reports

National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans (NBSAP)
Cook Islands (2002; 1.12mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002; 1.16mb) - Chuuk State (2004; 211kb),Kosrae State (2004; 128kb), Pohnpei State (2004; 5.32mb) ,Yap (2004; 1.85mb) - - - see also FSM 'blueprint' (2004; 2.3mb) , Fiji (1999; 1.86), Fiji (2007 rev.; 8.7mb) , En France d'outre-mer (2004), France - incl. French Territories (2004), French Polynesia (2006; 1.92mb), Kiribati (2005; 571kb), Marshall Islands (2000; 142kb), Niue (2001; 1.66mb), Palau (2005; 642kb), Papua New Guinea (2007; 3.4mb), Samoa (2001; 754kb), Solomon Islands (2009; 13mb) , Tonga (2006; 1.52mb), Vanuatu (Eng.) (1999; 5.13mb), Vanuatu (Fr.) (1999; 5.14mb) , Wallis and Futuna (2006; 3.44mb)

NBSAP Stocktake Reports: Federated States of Micronesia (marine biodiversity) (2002; 85kb), Federated States of Micronesia (terrestrial biodiversity) (2002; 231kb), Tonga (2004; 5.64mb)

see also National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Pacific Regional Review (2007; 269kb)

National Biosafety Frameworks
Niue (2006; 295kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 1.65mb), Samoa (2004; 835kb), Tonga (2004; 328kb), Vanuatu (2005; 313kb)

see also National Reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol
Niue (2010; 250kb) , Palau (2008?; 78kb) , Papua New Guinea (2009; 108kb) , Samoa (2008; 92kb)

National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA)
Inception Reports: Cook Islands (2005; 1.38mb), Fiji (2008; 17.4mb)
Stocktake Reports: Cook Islands (2005; 2.81mb), Fiji (2008; 27mb) , Niue (2006; 404kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 884kb) , Vanuatu (2006; 5.66mb)

Thematic Assessment Reports:
Biodiversity: Cook Islands (2007;1.22mb), Fiji (2008; 121kb) , Kiribati (2007; 941kb), Niue (2008;204kb) , Palau Pt1 / Pt2 (2007) , Samoa (2006; 3.52mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 615kb) plus appendices , Tonga (2007; 843kb), Vanuatu (2006; 5.66mb)
Climate Change: Cook Islands (2007;1.22mb), Fiji (2008; 1.33mb) , Kiribati (2007; 720kb),Niue (2008;204kb) , Palau Pt1 / Pt2 (2007) , Samoa (2006; 472kb), Solomon Islands (416kb) see also Solomon Islands (214kb) , Tonga (2007?; 918kb),
Land degradation: Cook Islands (2007;1.22mb), Fiji (2008; 627kb) , Kiribati (2007; 7.42mb),Niue (2008;204kb) , Palau Pt1 / Pt2 (2007) , Samoa (2006; 848kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 567kb) , Tonga (2007; 1.22mb) ,

Cross-cutting Analysis: Cook Islands (2007; 1.08mb),Fiji (2008; 1.2mb) , Niue (2008; 644kb) , Samoa (2006; 245kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 854kb)

Action Plans:
Cook Islands (2008; 3.34mb) , Fiji (2009; 1.45mb) , Niue (2008; 1.27mb) , Samoa (2007; 622kb) , Solomon Islands 2008-2012 Pt1 , Pt2 (2008; 517kb / 260kb), Vanuatu (2007; 290kb) , Tonga *draft (2008; 431kb)

Final NCSA Report:
Kiribati (2009; 1.07mb) , Papua New Guinea (2010; 618kb) , Solomon Islands (2008; 273kb)

NCSA Status (NCSA website)
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea, Samoa , Solomon Islands, Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

see also National Capacity Self-Assessments: Results and Lessons Learned for Global Environmental Sustainability [TheGef] (2010; 1.09mb)

National Climate Change Policies
Fiji (2012, 2MB);  Federated States of Micronesia (2009; 3mb) , Marshall Islands (2011 Niue (2009; 55kb); Solomon Islands (2012, 1MB)  Tuvalu (2012, 600KB) NEW!!

National Conservation Area Plans
Marshall Islands (2008; 2.83kb)

National Energy Policy Framework *endorsed
Vanuatu (2007; 75kb)

National Energy Policy Framework Workplan *endorsed
Vanuatu (2007; 114kb)

National Environment Strategic Action Framework (NESAF)
Cook Islands 2005-2009 (2004; 2.23mb)

National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS)
Cook Islands (1993; 9.9mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1993; 12.46mb), Fiji (1993; 17.62mb), Kiribati (1993; 8.07mb), Marshall Island (Part A) (1993; 8.54mb), Marshall Islands (Part B) (1993; 5.02mb) , Nauru (1996; 2.18mb), Niue (1993; 6.74mb), Northern Mariana Islands [Conservation Strategy] (2005;6.4mb) , Samoa(1993; 9.87mb), Solomon Islands (1993; 13.12), Tonga (1993; 26.6mb), Tuvalu (1997; 8.86mb) , Vanuatu [Conservation Strategy] (1993; 25.68mb)

see also

Palau Environmental and Natural Resources Development Action Plan (2008; 606kb) & Environment vis-a-vis development: impacts, opportunities and constraints(2008; 411kb)

National Integrated Water Resource Management : Diagnostic Reports - drafts only [SOPAC]
Fiji (2007; 350kb), Kiribati (2007; 665kb), Marshall Islands (2007; 642kb), Nauru (2007; 604kb) , Niue (2007; 1mb), Palau (2007; 1.38mb), Papua New Guinea (2007; 2.61mb), Samoa (2007; 1.49mb), Solomon Islands (2007; 1.93mb), Tonga (2007; 672kb), Tuvalu (2007; 815kb), Vanuatu - vol. 1 / vol. 2 (2007),

see also:

National Water Resources Policies and Plans
Kiribati National Water Resources Policy (2008; 104kb) / Kiribati National Water Resources Implementation Plan (2008 ; 379kb)

National Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plans
Palau (2004; 1.37mb) , Samoa 2004-2007 (2007; 411kb), Samoa 2008-2011 (2010; 3.5mb)

Invasives reports: American Samoa (2000; 215 kb), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Rota (2003; 195kb), Cook Islands (2002; 1.64mb), Federated States of Micronesia - Chuuk (2000; 323kb) / Kosrae (2000; 343kb), Kiribati (2004; 1.02mb), Micronesia - region(1999; 878kb), Niue (2004; 873kb), Palau (2003; 1.85mb), Samoa (2002; 689kb) , Tonga (2001; 559kb)

see also Guidelines for Invasives Species Management in the Pacific: a Pacific Strategy for Managing Pests, Weeds and other Invasive Species [SPREP] (2009; 3.01mb)

see also Invasive alien species in the Austral-Pacific region: national reports and directory of resources [GISP] (2002; 3.75mb)

see also Espèces exotiques envahissantes dans les collectivités françaises d'outre-mer Etat des lieux et recommandations (2008; 5.28mb)

see also Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

National [Sustainable] Development Plans / Strategies
Cook Islands 2006-2010 (2006; 632kb) / Cook Islands 2007-2010 (2006; 460kb) , Federated States Of Micronesia 2004-2023 (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) and FSM Strategic Planning Matrix: Environment (2004: 151kb), Fiji: 2001-2020 (2002; 776kb) / Fiji: 2007-2011 (2006; 2.51mb) / Draft Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress (2008; 1.78mb), Kiribati : 2004-2007 (2003; 712kb), Kiribati :2008-2011 (2008; 5.72mb) , Marshall Islands 2003-2018 (2001; 9.43mb), Nauru 2005-2025 (2.39mb) / Nauru 2005-2025 rev. (2009;1.15mb) , Niue 2003-2008 (2003?; 418kb), Niue 2009-2013 (2009;217kb), Palau management Action Plan 2005-2007 - draft (2005; 207kb) , Palau 2009-2014 (2009; 2.54mb) , Papua New Guinea 2005 - 2010 (2004; 820kb), Papua New Guinea 2010-2050 (2009; 1.13mb), Samoa 2005 - 2007 (2005; 605kb),Samoa 2008 - 2012 (2008; 608kb), Solomon Islands National Economy Recovery, Reform and Development Plan 2003-2006 (2003; 1.36mb), Tokelau (2010; 4mb) , Tonga (2006-2009 (2006?:1.44mb) ,Tonga 2010-2014 (2009;129kb) , Tuvalu : Tekakeega II 2005-2015 (2005; 1.36mb) , Vanuatu Priority Action Agenda 2006-2015 - draft (2006; 675kb)

National Assessment Reports: Cook Islands (2006; 156kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2006; 300kb), Fiji (2006; 200kb), Kiribati - Review (2002; 45kb), Nauru (2006; 153kb), Niue (2006; 327kb) , Papua New Guinea (2006; 1.95mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 395kb), Tuvalu (2003; 826kb)

Status Reports: Fiji (2003; 11kb), Kiribati (2004; 30kb), Vanuatu (2004?: 9kb)

Indicators: Fiji (2003; 19kb), Vanuatu (2004?: 19kb)

ADB Reports: Cook Islands (2003; 1.38mb), Fiji (2004; 386kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2005; 638kb), Kiribati (2004; 328kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 450kb), Marshall Islands (2004; 461kb), Samoa (2004; 252kb), Solomon Islands (2004; 218kb), Tonga (2004; 224kb), Tuvalu (2003; 325kb), Vanuatu (2004; 781kb)

ADB Economic Reviews: Cook Islands (2000; 65kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2000; 465kb), Papua New Guinea (2000; 168kb)

see also:

SPC Country Joint Country Stategies (JCS*) in support of National Strategies for Sustainable Development :
Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru , Solomon Islands , Tuvalu
* JCS Development Schedule:

2007 and awaiting national governmental approval, Tokelau (2007-2010)

2008: Federated States of Micronesia (period JCS: 2008-2012), Kiribati (period JCS: 2008-2011), Niue (period JCS: 2009-2013), Tokelau (period JCS: 2007-2010), Wallis&Futuna

2009: American Samoa, French Polynesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga

2010: Fiji, Guam, New Caledonia, Vanuatu.

see also: Integrated Strategic Plans
Tokelau (2007-2010) *draft (2007; 236kb)

National Waste Strategies
Cook Islands (2004 ; 1.42mb)

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - reports, activities and PACC news updates
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa , Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - report of in-country consultations
Cook Islands (2009; 175kb), Fiji (2009; 169kb), Federated States of Micronesia - Kosrae, Marshall Islands (2009; 172kb), Nauru (2009; 131kb), Niue (2009; 145kb), Palau (2009; 268kb), Papua New Guinea (2009; 173kb), Samoa (2009; 128kb), Solomon Islands (2009; 189kb), Tonga (2009; 135kb), Tuvalu (2009; 116kb), Vanuatu (2009; 158kb).

Impact Reports: Palau (2001; 2.49mb)

Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries - Country briefings
Cook Islands (2003; 161kb), Fiji (2003; 170kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2003; 211kb), Kiribati (2003; 273kb), Nauru (2003; 127kb), Niue (2003; 93kb), Papua New Guinea (2003; 181kb), Samoa (2003; 357kb), Solomon Islands (2003; 409kb)

Pacific Regional Energy Assessment: Country Reports (PIREP)
Cook Islands (2004; 1.43kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2004; 883kb), Fiji (2004; 2.64mb), Kiribati (2004; 1.37kb), Marshall Islands (2004; 2.78mb), Nauru (2004; 832kb), Niue (2004; 1.25kb), Palau (2004; 756kb), Papua New Guinea (2004; 2.39mb), Samoa (2004; 1.42mb), Solomon Islands (2004; 1.8mb), Tokelau (2004; 768kb), Tonga (2004; 1.67mb), Tuvalu (2004; 1.81mb), Vanuatu (2004; 3.4mb)

Regional overview report (2004; 2.59mb)

Peristant Organic Pollutants (POPs): Country Plans
Cook Islands (2003; 431kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2003; 855kb), Fiji (2003; 915kb), Kiribati (2003; 311kb), Marshall Islands (2003; 255kb), Nauru (2003; 278kb), Niue (2003; 395kb), Palau (2003; 471kb), Samoa (2003; 359kb) - , Solomon Islands (2003; 524kb), Tonga (2003; 399kb), Tuvalu (2003; 313kb), Vanuatu (2003; 496kb)

National Implementation Plans
Cook Islands (transmission pending) , Federated States of Micronesia (transmission pending), Fiji (2006; 7.75mb) , Kiribati , (transmission pending) , Marshall Islands (2008; 1.79mb) , Nauru (transmission pending) , Niue (2005; 7.88mb) , Papua New Guinea (transmission pending) , Samoa (2004; 2.12mb) , Solomon Islands (transmission pending) , Tonga (transmission pending) , Tuvalu (2008; 1.2mb) , , Vanuatu (transmission pending)

National Assessment Reports
Samoa (2004; 642kb)

National inventories
Samoa (2004; 419kb)

see also:

NATIONAL PROFILES OF CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
KIRIBATI

 

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention, 1989), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention, 1998) and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (Stockholm Convention, 2001) together provide an international framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals throughout their life cycles.

Preventive Infrastructure Master Plans
Strengthening Disaster Management and Mitigation:
Cook Islands (2007; 4.24mb)

Priority Environmental Concerns (PECs) Reports
Cook Islands (2004; 563kb), Fiji (2004; 323kb), Niue (2004; 373kb), Papua New Guinea (2004; 552kb)

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: Country reports to the RAMSAR CoPs
National Reports submitted to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (2008)
Fiji (2008; 207kb) , Marshall islands (2008; 187kb) , Samoa (2008; 178kb)

National reports to the 4th Oceania Regional meeting for the RAMSAR COP10 10-11 April 2008, Apia Samoa
Fiji

National Reports submitted to the 9th Meeting of the Contracting Parties (2005)
Samoa (2005; 756kb)

National Reports submitted to the 8th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (2002)
Papua New Guinea pt 1 / pt 2 (2002; 216/232kb)

Sea Level & Climate: their present state: Country reports
Cook Islands (2006; 2.07mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2006; 2.11mb), Fiji (2006; 2.76mb), Kiribati (2006; 1.94mb), Marshall Islands (2006; 2.08mb), Nauru (2006; 2.1mb), Niue (2006; 979kb), Palau (2006; 2.16mb), Papua New Guinea (2006; 2.04mb), Samoa (2006; 2.07mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 2.07mb), Tonga (2006; 2.26mb), Tuvalu (2006; 2.14mb), Vanuatu (2006; 2.51mb)

see also:

Climate Risk Profiles
Cook Islands (2005; 534kb) , Federated States of Micronesia (2005; 474kb), Kiribati (2006; 749kb), Samoa (2006; 2.38mb)

see also:

Climate Change Strategic Plans
Marshall Islands (2006; 251kb)

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
American Samoa , Australia & New Zealand , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis & Futuna

Solid Waste Characterisation and Management Plans
Fiji (2000; 289kb), Fiji 2008-2010 (2008; 1.02mb), Kiribati (2000; 273kb), Papua New Guinea (2000; 232kb), Samoa (2000; 249kb), Solomon Islands (2000; 253kb), Solomon Islands : 2009-2014 (2009;2.01mb), Tonga (2000; 244kb), Tuvalu (2000; 240kb), Vanuatu (2000; 290kb)

see also Fiji National Liquid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan (2007)
see also Fiji National Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan 2008-2010 (2008)

State of the Environment Reports
American Samoa (2002; 1.67mb), Cook Islands (1992; 8.87mb) , Federated States of Micronesia (1992; 3.9mb) , Fiji (1992; 20.6mb), French Polynesia (1995; 4.09mb) *incomplete and poorly formatted , French Polynesia (2007; 8.51mb) , Kiribati (1994; 5.65mb), Kiribati (2004; 7.64), Marshall Islands (1993; 8.54mb) , Palau (1994; 9.37mb) , Palau (2004; 880kb), Niue (1994; 5.43) , Samoa (1993; 8.99mb) , Samoa - draft only -(2007 draft; 7.52mb) - , Samoa SOE (2006) released in hardcopy Sept. 2010 [MNRE], Solomon Islands (2008; 6.07mb) , Solomon Islands (1992; 4.88) , Tuvalu (1993; 9.2mb) , Tokelau (1994; 3.94mb), Vanuatu environment Profile (2004; 360kb)

see also The New Guinea Challenge: development and conservation in societies of great cultural and biological diversity pt. 1 & pt. 2 (CSIRO. 2003)
see also The Papua New Guinea Environment Monitor 2002 [World Bank] (2002; 733kb)

see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 1983 (UNEP: 1983; 1.66mb)
see also State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)
see also Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Region 2010 [UNEP / SPREP]
see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 2005 (2005; 382kb; see also ~ http://www.unescap.org/esd/environment/soe/2005/mainpub/ ~)
see also Regional perspectives: Asia and the Pacific (UNEP, GEO-4. 2007; 382 kb)

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
American Samoa (1980; 379kb), Australia (1981; 1.68mb), Cook Islands (1980; 409kb) , Fiji (1980; 1.05mb) , French Polynesia [En ; Fr] (1980; 347kb) , Guam [Fr] (1980; 4.93mb) , Kiribati (1980; 385kb), New Caledonia (1980; 963kb) , Niue (1980; 308kb), Papua New Guinea (1980; 1.04mb), Pitcairn Islands [Fr] (1980; 433kb), Samoa (1980; 341kb), Solomon Islands (1981; 271kb) , Tokelau (1980; 150kb), Tonga (1980; 606kb), Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1980; 3.42mb), Tuvalu (1981; 589kb), Vanuatu (1980; 163kb), Wallis and Futuna (1982; 536kb) see also the 1982 Conference on the Human Environment in the South Pacific (1mb) plus working papers (1.84mb).

State [U.S.] Wildlife Action Plans [Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies - CWCSs]
American Samoa (2006; 1.54mb), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (2005; 6.4mb), Guam (2006; 5.9mb)

United Nations. Common Country Assessments
Kiribati (2002; 801kb), Papua New Guinea (2001; 2.82mb), Samoa (2002; 1.87mb), Solomon Islands (2002; 921kb), Tuvalu (2002; 828kb), Vanuatu (2002; 605kb)

see also United Nations. Development Assistance Frameworks 2003-2007:
Kiribati (2002; 609kb), Papua New Guinea (2002; 524kb), Samoa (2002; 444kb), Solomon Islands (2002; 2.75mb), Tuvalu (2002; 464kb), Vanuatu (2002; 429kb)

see also United Nations Country Programme 2008-2012
Papua New Guinea (2007; 999kb)

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED: Brazil, 1992)
Country Reports : Cook Islands (1992; 3.63mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1991 ; 290kb), Fiji (1992: 6.12mb), Kiribati (1992; 7.07MB), Marshall Islands (1992; 2.01MB), Niue (1991; 630kb), Solomon Islands (1992), Tokelau (1992; 2.32mb), Tonga (1992; 2.83mb), Tuvalu (1992; 42mb), Vanuatu (3.11mb)

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992) and the Rio Declaration highlighted the need for sustainable development-socially responsible economic development that protects the resource base and the environment for the benefit of future generations. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, also highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)

First National Reports:
Federated States of Micronesia 1 (2001 ; 122kb) , Fiji 1 (1997 ; 83kb) , Kiribati 1a (1999 ; 770kb) , Kiribati 1b (1999 ; 1.33mb), Kiribati 1c (1999 ; 834kb) , Marshall Islands 1 (1997; 40kb) , :Niue 1 (2001; 53kb) , Samoa 1 (1998 ; 135kb) , Tonga 1 (2006; 1.85mb) , Vanuatu 1 (1998 ; 372kb)

Second National Reports:
Federated States of Micronesia 2 (2001 ; 274kb) , Fiji 2 (2001 ; 319kb) , Kiribati 2 (2001 ; 274kb) , Marshall Islands 2 (2001 ; 286kb) , Niue 1 (2001; 53kb) , Samoa 2 (?; 275kb) , Solomon Islands 2 (2001 ; 290kb), Vanuatu 2 (2000 ; 316kb)

Third National Reports:
Kiribati 3 (2008?; 3.8mb) , Niue 3 (2005; 796kb) , Samoa 3 (2006 ; 3.22kb) , Solomon Islands 3 (2008; 2.1mb) , Vanuatu 3 (2006 ; 5.74mb)

Fourth National Reports:
Federated States of Micornesia (2010; 5.54mb) , Fiji (2010; 3.18mb) , Niue 4 (2010; 210kb) , Samoa 4 (2009; 2.73mb) , Tonga (2010; 4.35mb) , Tuvalu 4 (2009; 570kb)


Other Misc. National Reports, :Palau (? ;39kb), Palau Thematic report on protected areas (?; 1.78mb), Samoa - thematic report on forest ecosystems (2001; 155kb) ,Tonga - thematic report on protected areas (2003; 32kb),

see also Country profiles compiled by the Secretariat for the UNCBD.

see also: National Reports on Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: First Regular National Report (2007)
Niue (2010; 250kb) , Palau (2009?. 78kb) , Papua New Guinea (2009; 114kb), Samoa (2010?; 92kb)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Land Degradation) (UNCCD)
First National Reports: , Fiji (2000; 159kb), Niue [summary only] (2000; 12kb), Palau (2000; 14kb), Tuvalu (2000; 482kb) ,

Second National Reports: Cook Islands (2002; 2.35mb) , Federated States of Micronesia preliminary report (2002; 152kb) , Fiji (2002; 510kb) , Kiribati [draft only - not for citation] (2002; 641kb) , Marshall Islands (2002; 170kb) , Nauru (2002; 438kb) , Niue (2002; 8.06mb) , Palau (2002; 195kb) , Papua New Guinea (2002; 138kb) , Samoa (2002; 2.36mb) , Solomon Islands (2002; 66kb) , Tonga (2002; 116kb), Tuvalu (2002; 42kb) , Vanuatu (2002; 468kb).

Third National Reports: Fiji (2006 ; 668 kb) , Niue (2006; 514kb) , Papua New Guinea (2006; 1.02mb), Samoa (2006 ; 342kb) , Solomon Islands (2006; 332kb) , Timor-Leste (2007; 306kb) ,Vanuatu (2007; 702kb)

National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat land degradation
Fiji (2007; 572kb) , Niue (2004; 1.44mb) , Palau (2004; 212kb) , Samoa (2006; 23mb) , Tuvalu (2006; 636kb)


see also UNCCD Country Profiles:
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an agreement to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

United Nations Development Programme Country Programme Action Plans [CPAP]:
Cook Islands (2008; 2.29mb) , Niue (2008;384kb) , Samoa (2008; 842kb) , Tokelau (2008; 773kb)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
(i) First National Communications and In-depth Reviews
Cook Islands (2000; 1.66mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1997; 199kb), Fiji (2005; 6.29mb), Kiribati (1999; 823kb) , Marshall islands (2000; 1.91mb), Nauru (1999; 1.27mb), Niue (2000; 3.09mb) , Papua New Guinea (2000; 1.53mb), Samoa (1999; 784kb), Solomon Islands (2001; 2.12mb), Tonga (2005; 4.03mb), Tuvalu (1999; 5.37mb), Vanuatu (1999; 583kb)

(ii) Second National Communications
Samoa (2008; 3.93mb), Tonga (2010; 1.2mb)

(iii) National Action Plans on Adaptation (NAPA)
Kiribati (2007; 1.66mb), Samoa (2005; 473kb), Synthesis Report (2004; 1.93mb) and framework (2004; 402kb), Solomon Islands (2008; 5.01mb), Tuvalu (2007; 2.2mb) , Vanuatu (2007; 7.2mb)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,1992) is concerned with global warming and the consequent rise in sea levels that may result in the flooding of coastal areas, and submerging islands, which could adversely affect coastal communities. The treaty aims at reducing emissions of greenhouse gas in order to combat global warming. Although the treaty as originally framed set no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual nations and contained no enforcement provisions; it did include provisions for updates (called "protocols") that would set mandatory emission limits. The principal update is the Kyoto Protocol.

World Summit on Sustainable Development [Rio+10 - Johannesburg 2002]
Country profiles: Fiji (2002; 376kB),Tonga (2002; 334Kb)

National Assessment Reports:
Cook Islands (2002; 594kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002; 564kb), Kiribati (2002; 226kb), Marshall Islands (2002; 301kb), Niue (2002; 217kb), Palau (2002; 421kb), Papua New Guinea (2002; 669kb), Samoa (2002; 429kb), Solomon Islands (2002; 227kb), Tokelau (2002; 207kb), Tonga (2002; 974kb), Vanuatu (2002; 171kb)

Pacific WSSD Regional Assessment (2002; 91kb) and Pacific Position Paper (2004; 91kb)
see also: Synthesis Report for Asia and the Pacific (2001; 1.22mb)

The WSSD Plan of Implementation calls for the management of the natural resources base in a sustainable and integrated manner. In this regard, to reverse the current trend in natural resource degradation as soon as possible, it is necessary to implement strategies which should include targets adopted at the national and, where appropriate, regional levels to protect ecosystems and to achieve integrated management of land, water and living resources, while strengthening regional, national and local capacities.

The Johannesburg Declaration and the Plan of Implementation arising from the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD, 2002) reconfirmed the commitment of States to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development-economic development, social development and environmental protection-at the local, national, regional and global levels.

see also:

PEIN Virtual Environment Libraries:

American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

The online resources include deep links to environment profiles and indicators, full text country reports, linkages to reports published by SPREP and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), and links to documents hosted on Moana, Reefbase Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Digital Library. The libraries also include access to academic literature and research, multimedia materials and an inventory of environment related websites for each country.

see also:

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Regional Frameworks and Strategies Directory [SPREP]

SPREP Library and IRC collection [SLIC] - includes online full text access to a wide range of Pacific environment materials.

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Virtual Library - full text publications from SPREP, SOPAC, SPC and other CROP agencies, Pacific govt. environment depts. , regional institutions, and NGOs active in the area of environment conservation.

Pacific Environment Databases and Recommended Internet Resources

see also:

SPREP's International Instruments' webpage
"International instruments relevant to SPREP's work in the areas of Sustainable Economic Development, Ecosystems Management, Climate Change, and Waste Management."