Copy
East-West Center analysis about the Pacific Islands
View this email in your browser

New Publication

Alternative Waste Solutions for the Pacific Region: Learning from the Hawaii Experience
by Jordan P. Howell

AsiaPacific Issues, no. 121 (Honolulu: East-West Center, November 2015)
8 pp.
Download PDF file free of charge


With limited space and ever-growing trash, the islands of the Pacific share unique challenges managing their solid wastes. The traditional approach has been to collect waste in open dumps and landfills. But overwhelmed sites and unsanitary conditions are driving governments to seek alternative solutions. Hawai‘i has implemented "resource recovery" systems in past decades to deal with waste, including an innovative energy-from-waste project on O‘ahu, and a recycling/composting program on Maui that focuses on diverting material from landfills. While both have been successful in reducing waste and generating products, the programs have also endured unexpected delays and problems. Despite differences in scale and capacity, the  Hawai‘i experience offers insights for other Pacific islands into how to tackle their own solid waste management issues, and create systems and policies that deliver the greatest ecological and economic benefits.
 





 


See related publications below

 
Papers in the AsiaPacific Issues series address topics of broad interest and significant impact relevant to current and emerging policy debates.  For more information on the series, including submission guidelines, visit http://www.eastwestcenter.org/asiapacificissues.


Recent Titles in the AsiaPacific Issues Series

China's Hidden Obstacles to Socioeconomic Rebalancing
by Boy Lüthje and Christopher A. McNally
AsiaPacific Issues, no. 120 (Honolulu: East-West Center, October 2015)

The ASEAN Economic Community: What Stands in the Way?
by Jörn Dosch
AsiaPacific Issues, no. 119 (Honolulu: East-West Center, September 2015)

Transforming the Regional Architecture: New Players and Challenges for the Pacific Islands
by Nic Maclellan
AsiaPacific Issues, no. 118 (Honolulu: East-West Center, August 2015)

North Korea and the Sony Hack: Exporting Instability Through Cyberspace
by Stephan Haggard and Jon R. Lindsay
AsiaPacific Issues, no. 117 (Honolulu: East-West Center, May 2015)


Related East-West Center Publications

Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in American Sāmoa: A Handbook for Communities
by Kati Corlew, PhD

Also available in the Sāmoan language
Sauniuniga mo Puapuaga ma Suiga o le Tau i Amerika Sāmoa
by Kati Corlew, PhD

Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in Maui:
A Handbook for Communities

by Kati Corlew, PhD

Climate Change and Pacific Islands: Indicators and Impacts - Report for the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)
edited by Victoria W. Keener, John J. Marra, Melissa L. Finucane, Deanna Spooner, and Margaret H. Smith

See also
Executive Summary of the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)

Case Studies from the 2012 Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment (PIRCA)


AsiaPacific Issues

No. 118
Transforming the Regional Architecture: New Players and Challenges for the Pacific Islands
by Nic Maclellan

No. 98
In Search of Refuge: Pacific Islands, Climate-Induced Migration, and the Legal Frontier
by Maxine Burkett


Policy Studies

73
Papua’s Insecurity: State Failure in the Indonesian Periphery
by Bobby Anderson


Pacific Islands Brief

No. 5
Won by a Dictator? The 2014 General Elections in the Republic of Fiji
by Toshikazu Nohara

No. 4
A New Regional Pacific Voice? An Observer’s Perspective On The Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Inaugural Summit, Denarau, Fiji, 5-7 August 2013
by Sandra Tarte

No. 3
A New Electoral System for Fiji in 2014: Options for Legitimate Representation
by Norm Kelly

No. 2
A New Strategic Architecture for the Pacific
by Ambassador C. Steven McGann and Richard K. Pruett

No. 1
Binding Constraints to Economic Growth in the Pacific Islands: Some Comparative Insights
by Ron Duncan and Hilarian Codippily, with Emele Duituturaga and Raijieli Bulatale


Pacific Islands Policy

9
Micronesians on the Move: Eastward and Upward Bound
by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

8
Education in Pacific Island States: Reflections on the Failure of ‘Grand Remedies’
by Victor Levine

7
Pacific Island Nations: How Viable Are Their Economies?
by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

6
Confronting Environmental Treaty Implementation Challenges in the Pacific Islands
by Pamela Chasek

5
U.S. Territorial Policy: Trends and Current Challenges
by Allen P. Stayman

4
Guarding the Guardians: Accountability and Anticorruption in Fiji’s Cleanup Campaign
by Peter Larmour

3
Safety, Security, and Accessible Justice: Participatory Approaches to Law and Justice Reform in Papua New Guinea
by Rosita MacDonald

2
China in Oceania: New Forces in Pacific Politics
by Terence Wesley-Smith

1
Is That the Best You Can Do? A Tale of Two Micronesian Economies
by Francis X. Hezel, SJ
Recent Publications






 

Also of interest
 
Top 20 news items from around the Pacific islands region compiled by the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) and posted on the Internet five days a week.  

 
ASEAN  |  Japan  |  South Korea  |  Australia
China  |  India  |  Taiwan

an interactive website with analysis, data, and reporting on the importance of Asia to the United States at national, state, and local levels
 
 
Follow EWC

     
 


 





 


Search the East-West Center Publications website for other publications by the East-West Center and its staff. If you have any questions, comments, or need further information, contact the East-West Center Publication Sales Office at ewcbooks@EastWestCenter.org.
Copyright © 2015 East-West Center, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list