Two communities from two Provinces recently benefited from receiving waste management cleanup tools. Moli Community in Ulawa, Makira Ulawa Province and Ro’one Community in South Malaita, Malaita Province are the latest recipients to receive the Cleanup tools that will help them promote proper waste management in their rural communities.

Handing over the cleanup materials yesterday (Wednesday) was the Environment and Conservation Division (ECD) under the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management & Meteorology (MECDM).

This is part of the Ministry’s plan to promote and expand proper waste management and awareness to the rural communities. The Ministry expect to work closely with these communities and to reach out to the other communities as well.

“I am pleased to handover the cleanup materials to support the two communities as part of the Waste Management Program. We hope the community find the materials useful to help them in their work. I encourage the public and other communities to continue with similar programs and hopefully our ministry can assist to support in one way or another”, Deputy Director Conservation said.

“Thank you for your support in the provision of the hardware tools and materials to assist us in our fight to manage and control wastes in our community” Assumpta Pina said when conveying the Moli Community message to the staff of the Environment and Conservation Division under the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology.

Moli and Ro’one Communities are some of the beneficiaries which the Ministry have supported over the past years to promote and manage wastes and pollution for a cleaner, healthy and green Solomon Islands.

 

Source: ECD

On 15th June 2018, the third workshop was officially held hosted by Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology and the J-PRISM II Project. The revised constitution was finalized by participants. During the meeting, the election of executive members was done by Nomination & Voting.  The Solomon Islands recycling & waste management association once formalized could be the second recyclers association in the Pacific islands.

A series of planned activities in commemoration of the annual World Environment Day/World Oceans Day/Coral Triangle Day Celebration this year in Solomon Islands. Some of the planned activities includes; radio talk-back show, media press statement, Barana Community Environment Expedition, Clean Up Program and the actual event amongst others which will be happening in Gizo/Western Province, Barana Community/Guadalcanal Province, Honiara City/Capital and in Buala/Isabel Province. 

The Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management & Meteorology is working together with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Isabel Provincial Government, Pacific Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change Project and Barana Community amongst other stakeholders. 

On Sunday 3rd June,  a 2 hours radio talk-back show that was successfully held which was focused on the theme"Plastics" and panellist are from the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources, Ministry of Environment ( MECDM) and WWF SI. 

Today, on the 5th of June, a pre-record statement by the Minister of Environment ( MECDM) was broadcasted on the National Radio. Following that,  the Solomon Islands Scouts lead a 1 hour Environment expedition at Barana Community located within the Queen Elizabeth II national park which was named in memorial of the Queen. A traditional exchange ceremony was made as part of the community welcoming the project at their land. This was followed take place early in the morning followed by a clean-up, tree planting and awareness program at the community.

A clean-up campaign organized by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Saturday 9th June. This clean-up program will take place in the capital city of Honiara which will involve various stakeholders.

During the upcoming Kodili Festival from 25th to 29th June the actual celebration of the World Environment Day/World Oceans Day & Coral Triangle Day will be held on 26th of June in Buala, Isabel Province. Lineup of activities includes canoe races, speech contest, singing contest and a pageant show at night.

Source: ECD

The New Solomon Islands Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy 2017-2026 was formally endorsed by Cabinet in November 2017. It is yet to be officially launched, however, the Ministry is happy to share the e-copy of the strategy can be accessed from this Ministry's website and Solomon Islands Environment data portal (https://solomonislands-data.sprep.org).  

The Ministry sincerely acknowledges all the relevant stakeholders coming from the Line Ministries, NGOs, Private Sectors and Academic Institution for the viable contributions during the review and validation workshop in November 2015 and September 2016. The successful outcome of the strategy is a result of the hardwork and contributions of everyone.

Source: ECD communications

New Solomon Islands Waste Maagement & Pollution Control Strategy 2017-2026

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Call for Public Review-Environment(Amendment) Act 1998

The Environment and Conservation Division is currently reviewing the Environment (Amendment) Act 1998 .The division is now inviting submissions on the proposed amendments to the Environment Act 1998 as part of this public consultation. Comments on the draft amended legislation should be directed to the responsible officers within the department, using the email addresses , telephone and fax numbers provided as follows;  Rosemary Apa and Debra Kereseka-Potakana, Environment Unit, Environment and Conservation Division, Emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (Tel) +677 26036 and (fax) +677 28054.

You can access and view the document in the link provided as follows; files/docs/users/wbeti/160228_AmendmentstoEnvironmentAct_draft2.2(1).pdf

This call for public review submissions is open as of Friday 9th February 2018 and will close on Friday 30th March 2018.

Source: Environment & Conservation Division Communications