A Public Forum on Rights and Responsibilities for Sustainability
Climate Change and Governance Conference, 28-29 March 2006, New Zealand
Collaborative Environmental Activities
Leadership in a Climate of Change
Local Management of Marine Areas (LMMA) Network Meeting, Fiji
Responsible governance of Watersheds
Samoa, Culture and Environment
Science Technology and Society conference
The Treaty of Waitangi and the Foreshore and Seabed
Water Forum: from the stories of our rivers to the quality of water
Watersheds and Responsible Governance
Conservation Roundtable Conference, ALOTOAU, PNG
To go quickly, go alone; to go far, we must go together
The Conservation Conference was a Pacific Conservation Roundtable meeting to work on the framework for the Pacific Conservation Action Strategy.
Conservation in the Pacific is integrated with sustainable livelihoods. Land being retained in customary tenure is a key to the link between Livelihoods and Environmental Responsibility.
Pacific Conservation Action Strategy
The Action Strategy is structured around:
Along with rich and diverse presentations the Conservation conference was a remarkable experience in excellent design through a multi-tiered process, with minimal requirements to make session choices. Side group sessions provided for presentations in particular fields, and cocktail parties every evening!
The Pacific is comprised of water ecosystem nations
Village and customary land ownership in the Pacific mean that conservation and livelihoods are inter-related. Sustainability of land and marine resources is immediate and imperative. In the Pacific conservation is integrated with livelihoods. A film presentation showed research on conservation as a means to poverty alleviation.
Responsible governance needs the support of all stakeholders
A number of presenters identified themes of key interest to ‘Across Oceania’:
Betsan is on the Biodiversity Monitoring Groups to integrate environment and socio-economic indicators.
Notes of interest for further action:
Economic value of biodiversity resources
Three PNG groups requested investigation of Partner projects on RESPONSIBILITY
Pacific: Across Oceania – Governance and Responsibility for Water Ecosystems
AS AT JANUARY 2008, MUCH IS EVOLVING, INCLUDING A KOHA-PICD JOINT ACTIVITY WITH PHILIPPINE PARTNERS, FOR ACROSS OCEANIA, SAMOA JAN 2008. PARTICIPANTS AT THE PNG MEETING INVITED TO ACROSS OCEANIA.