Policy Brief: Pacific Islands Forge Ahead on National Environmental Action, Monitoring, and Reporting for Informed Decision Making

Tracking the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda, Five Pacific countries have approved national State of the Environment reports in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating continued commitment and attention to the importance of environmental action and environmental monitoring and reporting at the national level. According to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, this is a record number of State of the Environment report approvals in one year. The SoE reports highlight that all five countries have: decreased their import of ozone depleting substances; increased their percentage of protected areas; and increased their installation and generation of renewable energy.

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