Officers of the Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority of PNG are this week receiving focused capacity training on the use of the national environmental data portal, an on-line tool to address the on-going challenge of compiling high-quality, and up to date data on the environment including a place to store data. The development of a national data portal will improve access for national datasets and indicators for environment information.
Pacific island countries continue to pursue ways to improve and protect their environment and biodiversity services for sustainable livelihoods. Developing environmental protection documents is key to the sustainable use of natural resources.
Access to data for key environmental protection documents is critical and an open data format will facilitate the sharing of data for the production of national environment documents and reporting to environment conventions.