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Dr Webster on PNG’s Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme

Dr Thomas Webster, the Director of the PNG National Research Institute, gives his views on the Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) scheme in Papua New Guinea in this interview. Download by clicking on the link below (8.3Mb/MPEG): Dr Thomas Webster on Special Agriculture and…

Legal opinion obtained on deep sea mining decree

A legal opinion by New Zealand lawyer Duncan Currie on a draft decree to legalise undersea mining has been obtained by PANG. The opinion addresses International Seabed Mineral Management Decree 2013 draft of 13 February 2013. It only addresses the text of the draft decree on its…

Vanuatu can you hear our ocean singing to you?

By Sina Brown Davis Posted on the 6th October 2014 Tangaroa, Tangaloa, Kanaloa, Ta’aroa, Tagaro : Son of gods, father of people. Our beautiful Pacific Ocean, from the foreshore to the seabed. A giver of life. A foundation for a myriad of special fragile and…

Legal opinion commissioned by PANG on behalf of Vanuatu partners

By Julian Aguon A preliminary analysis indicates that the Policy is deficient as it falls short of several already elaborated features of the norm of FPIC. While further research is needed on the specifics of the Republic of Vanuatu’s legal (i.e. constitutional, statutory and regulatory)…

Indigenous people and the crisis over land and resources

By Martin Mowforth Tuesday 23 September 2014 11.08 BST Do indigenous groups need saving from poverty? And why do they come into conflict with conservationists seeking to protect their land? • Indigenous groups give cautious welcome to deal struck at UN Indigenous groups are now represented…