The Solomon Islands State of Environment Report 2019 has reached the approval stage by the Solomon Islands cabinet and is envisaged to be tabled in parliament within the next few months. The report was led and developed by the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECDM) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme with contributions from other government ministries and NGOs.
A list of international and regional multilateral environmental agreements in which each of the Pacific Island country is a party/signatory of. This is useful for SPREP activities and planning
Most of the development activities that generate foreign earnings for the economy of Solomon Islands are heavily dependent upon the exploitation and utilization of natural resources. For many years, economic development activities in Solomon Islands have not integrated environmental considerations.
Williamson and Sabath (1982) have demonstrated a significant relationship between modern population size and environment by examining atoll area and rainfall in the Marshall Islands. The present work seeks to extend that argument into prehistory by examining the relationship of ancient habitation sites and size of aroid pit agricultural systems to atoll land area and rainfall regime along the 1,500-3,500 mm precipitation gradient in the Marshall Islands.
The Solomon Islands National Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy 2017-2026 is the country's roadmap for managing waste and controlling pollution in the natural environment for the next 10 years with the vision for clean, healthy and green happy isles. The strategy addresses 5 main waste streams: Solid Waste, Liquid Waste, Hazardous and Chemical Waste, Healthcare Waste and Electronic Waste.
Dataset containing all published State of Environment Reports for Solomon Islands in the previous years and the current draft 2018.
Dataset that provides a direct link to Solomon Island's data hosted on the GBIF website / records.
A 2016 review of land use and land use change provided summaries of major land uses as a percentage of the total Solomon Islands land area; as reflected in the data attached.
The Forest and land use composition of the Solomon Islands study in 2016, shows 7.77% of the total land area was ‘cropland’. Cropland itself comprises 2176 square kilometres. In 2016 the dominant crop type was mixed subsistence agriculture followed by coconut, mixed crops (including coconut overstory) and palm oil Cocoa and ‘other’ agriculture make up the remaining area under cultivation.
In 2009, from those households that were involved in growing crops, most grew vegetables and food crops (71%), followed by betel nut (44%), coconut/copra (32%), cocoa (26%), flowers (14%), timber (10%), tobacco (9%), and other crops (7%)
Dataset pertaining to a record of annual tree cover loss in the Solomon Islands from 2001 - 2017. The independent Global Forest Watch reported a total loss of tree cover (>30% crown cover) in the Solomon Islands of 144,000 ha between 2001-2017. The country lost 144kha of tree cover, equivalent to a 5.2% decrease since 2000, and 16.7Mt of CO₂ emissions.
The preliminary report on "Food Security in Solomon Islands: A survey of Honiara central market (HCM)" is an important contribution to understanding the role of the HCM in both linking rural and urban economies, especially with respect to the roles of women, as well as providing data on produce source, volume and dispersion of fresh agricultural produce throughout the greater Honiara area.
Presented to the 3rdConsultation Workshop on Historical Annual Forest and Land Use Change Assessment and Forest Reference Level in the Solomon Islands Kitano Mendana Hotel, Honiara, Solomon Island 03rd July, 2018.
Maps, spreadsheets, publications and reports on protected areas in Solomon Islands, comprising both marine and terrestrial areas.