Ocean waste accounting pilot for Samoa
This ocean waste accounting pilot project will be completed by December 2020. It is a partnership between the:
- Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
- Australian Government
- United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
The pilot will look at pollution caused by land-based tourism. It will help inform waste management decisions.
This pilot aims to:
- improve how we use ocean accounts for national ocean policy and governance
- trial draft Technical Guidance for oceans accounts.
We also hope to use the pilot outcomes to inform Australia’s Pacific Ocean Litter Project: this project aims to reduce leakage of single-use plastics into our oceans.
The information gathered from the pilot will be based on tourist activity prior to COVID-19.
For information about the project contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pilot will build on 2 previous Samoan pilot accounts. These explored:
- the sustainable development of the tourism industry, including the economic contribution of tourism and resource use by tourists (water and electricity initially)
- solid waste generation in Upolu.