PIPAP Weekly: news and related items for this week - April 26 2019

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Please find below a summary of news and related items for this week, under the following categories:

Job Vacancies

Country-Specific news

Regional

Mixed News

Tools and Research

Job Vacancies

Request For Tenders: Systems Analyst Consultant (Inform Project)

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Consultants Who Can Offer Their Services To…

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Request For Tenders: Review Of The Noumea And Waigani Conventions

SPREP Would Like To Call For Tenders From Qualified And Experienced Consultants To Provide Expert Assistance In…

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Country-Specific news

Cook Islands - Is It Time For A Ra’ui On Lagoon?

Ra’ui; It Is Simply The Prohibition Of Certain Activities, In Certain Areas To Allow Those Areas To Find Balance And…

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New Zealand - Erosion Is Costing NZ Up To $300m A Year

The Government’s Report On The State Of The Environment Estimates The Economic Losses Associated With…

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Regional

Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship Program

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) And The Office Of The Pacific Ocean Commissioner (OPOC) - In Partnership With…

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South-South Knowledge Exchange On Open Data For The Environment

To Improve Access To, And Use Of Data For Environment Reporting, Representatives From FSM, Palau, Kiribati, And Samoa Attended…

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Mixed News

To Reach Global Climate Targets, Wildlife And Nature Must Be Protected, Report Warns

The Paris Agreement In December 2015 Set Targets To Limit Global Climate Change. To Prevent Average Global Temperatures From…

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Deep-Sea Mining: Regulating The Unknown

Within The Next Decade, The Deep-Sea Mining Industry Plans To Send 300-Tonne Vehicles To Harvest Tens Of Thousands Km2 Of…

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How Alarming Is It That Islands Are Just Disappearing?

When We Speak Of Islands That Can Disappear Beneath The Waves, It’s Almost Exclusively The Small, Low-Lying Ones, Which…

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New Climate Change Visualization Presents Two Stark Choices For Our Future

Last Year, A Visualization That Turned Data On Our Planet’s Temperature Into A Gradient Of Colorful Stripes Made A Splash By…

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Tools and Research

Global Deal For Nature’ Fleshed Out With Specific Conservation Goals

To Maintain A Liveable Planet, Governments Need To Protect 30% Of Earth’s Land And Sea And Sustainably…

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Endangered Green Sea Turtle Populations Are Recovering In Pacific Coral Reefs

The Population Of Endangered Green Sea Turtles That Inhabit The Coral Reefs Of The Pacific Ocean Is Growing…

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Bottom Trawling May Irreparably Damage Seamount Habitats

Despite Being Notoriously Destructive, Bottom Trawling Is A Popular Fishing Method, Responsible For…

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Multi-Faceted Particle Pumps Drive Carbon Sequestration In The Ocean

Here We Review Additional Biological And Physical Mechanisms That Inject Suspended And Sinking Particles To Depth…

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Impaired Decision Making In Conference Rooms

During The First Half Of 2016, Gensler Embarked On A Study To Measure The Impact Of Plants On Indoor Air Quality…

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A kind reminder - if you have any relevant news items or announcements you would like to share widely, please feel free to send them through.

Best wishes,

Vai