Two of the shared challenges of all Pacific nations are solid waste management and energy security. Rapid development and population growth across the Pacific have outpaced our capacity to deal with the waste produced. In parallel, large sections of communities lack access to clean, affordable energy sources.

The integration of renewable energy technology policies within the Waste-to-Energy sector, through research, education, and training will be followed by the creation of partnerships to scale up these services within the sector, investment to drive longer-term solutions into the future.