Second Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting for J-PRISM II was successfully held at HCC chamber Conference Room, Honiara, Solomon Islands on 28 February 2019.

J-PRISM II is a region-wide project in Pacific Islands targeting “Human and institutional capacity base for sustainable Solid Waste Management (SWM) in the Pacific region is strengthened through implementation of Cleaner Pacific 2025.”

In Solomon Islands, J-PRISM II is implemented by key partners from the MECDM, MHMS and HCC with the goal to strengthen Institutional capacity for SWM at the national and provincial levels. There are 3 major outputs under the project. 

During the Second Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting, Mr. Charles Kelly, City Clerk of Honiara City Council,  was the acting chair and presided over the meeting.

The goal of the JCC meeting was to endorse or agree on any modification of the Project Design Matrix (PDM), Plan of Operation (PO), human resource changes and amongst other discussions. 

Based on the mutual consent of both Solomon side (MECDM, MHMS and HCC) and JICA, progress of the each output were updated during the second Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting for J-PRISM II Project. 

Swift reaction from MECDM and the Jurong Bird Park of Singapore other international and local stakeholders rescued a hundred and twelve Santa Cruz Ground-Dove s from extinction following a volcanic eruption that destroyed their habitat. The birds are endemic to Tinakula, one of the many isles in the Solomon Islands.

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.

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.


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