Country Reports

Country Reports

Barbados Programme of Action + 10 (BPoA)
National Assessment Reports: Nauru (2004; 515kb)

Pacific Environment Outlook (2005; 30.99mb)

The Conference on Small Island Developing States (Barbados Conference, 1994) highlighted the importance of island biodiversity as an ecological corridor linking major areas of biodiversity around the world. The conference called for international co-operation and partnership to support the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their efforts to conserve, protect and restore their ecosystems. The Barbados Plan of Action recognizes the importance of the coastal zone as a source of subsistence and economic development.

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF10]
Nauru (2008-2013; 2.4mb)

Legislative Reviews
Nauru (2007; 892kb)

Mauritius Strategy + 5 Review: National Assessment Reports [5-year Review of Progress Made in Addressing Vulnerabilities of Small Islands Developing States Through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation (MSI) of the
Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) ]

Nauru (2010; 270kb)

National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA)
NCSA Status (NCSA website)
Nauru ,

National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS)
Nauru (1996; 2.18mb)

National Integrated Water Resource Management : Diagnostic Reports - drafts only [SOPAC]
Nauru (2007; 604kb)

National [Sustainable] Development Plans / Strategies [ForumSec]
Nauru 2005-2025 (2.39mb) / Nauru 2005-2025 rev. (2009;1.15mb)

National Assessment Reports: Nauru (2006; 153kb)

see also:

SPC Country Joint Country Stategies in support of National Strategies for Sustainable Development :

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - reports, activities and PACC news updates

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - report of in-country consultations
Nauru (2009; 131kb)

Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries - Country briefings
Nauru (2003; 127kb)

Pacific Regional Energy Assessment: Country Reports (PIREP)
Nauru (2004; 832kb)

Regional overview report (2004; 2.59mb)

Peristant Organic Pollutants (POPs): Country Plans
Nauru (2003; 278kb)

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention, 1989), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention, 1998) and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (Stockholm Convention, 2001) together provide an international framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals throughout their life cycles.

Peer Review Report 2010 NEW

Sea Level & Climate: their present state: Country reports
Nauru (2006; 2.1mb)

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Land Degradation) (UNCCD)
National Reports: Nauru (2002; 438kb)

see also UNCCD Country Profiles:

see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an agreement to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
(i) National Communications and In-depth Reviews
Nauru (1999; 1.27mb)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,1992) is concerned with global warming and the consequent rise in sea levels that may result in the flooding of coastal areas, and submerging islands, which could adversely affect coastal communities. The treaty aims at reducing emissions of greenhouse gas in order to combat global warming. Although the treaty as originally framed set no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual nations and contained no enforcement provisions; it did include provisions for updates (called "protocols") that would set mandatory emission limits. The principal update is the Kyoto Protocol.