Niue is a self governed small island developing state (SIDS) with a large ocean real estate located in the South Pacific in free association with New Zealand. Its unique waters are home to globally significant marine ecosystems - like no other on Earth.
Niue is one of the first countries to commit to sustainably managing 100% of waters in its exclusive
economic zone (EEZ). Through the Niue Ocean Wide (NOW) Trust, direct donations, and the innovative ‘Ocean
Conservation Commitment’ (OCC) sponsorships, Niue hopes to secure sustainable
building a climate resilient, sustainable blue economy that reinforces long term ocean conservation.
This includes a large scale no-take Marine Protected Area (Niue Moana Mahu) constituting 40% of Niue's EEZ - 127,000 km².
The Niue and Ocean Wide Trust (“NOW Trust”) is a charitable trust under New Zealand law. It is
governed by a Trust Deed dated 28th August 2023. It has a trust board incorporated under the
Charitable Trusts Act 1957 (NZ) with registered number 50178753 and is a charity registered
with Charities Services, Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand, with registered number
Support for the work of the NOW Trust can be made through OCC sponsorship or NOW Trust contributions (unrestricted funds). Funds from OCC sponsorship will be used to support specified activities (as noted in the Brochure) generally relating to ocean conservation, including on-island activities to create a resilient sustainable blue economy. NOW Trust contributions (unrestricted funds) can be used generally to support any and all of the charitable purposes of the Trust, including both terrestrial and marine conservation.
As an OCC Sponsor or NOW Trust Contributor, you will aid these efforts and empower Niue to save its unique ecosystems in a rapidly changing climate whilst contributing to a sustainable blue economy that reinforces the centrality of ocean protection.
Our vision is to build a resilient, blue economy that reinforces long term ocean protection climate resilience and sustainable development for Niue
As an OCC sponsor,
Make a direct tangible impact on Niue's critical ocean ecosystems and fulfill your responsibility to protect oceans that in return provide value and benefits to all stakeholders from Niue to global communities
Catalyze a shift for Niue and potentially other SIDS towards community-led conservation and sustainable financing
Contribute to nature-related targets and commitments as evidenced through annual reports, MRVs, impact stories and other products highlighting the impact of your contribution
You may alternatively support the NOW Trust by making NOW Trust contributions (unrestricted funds).
Funding from NOW Trust funds, including OCC funds, are used to impact
Enhanced ocean compliance and management capabilities
Sustainability, climate resilience and risk reduction
Building local capacity for conservation and sustainable development
Opportunity cost mitigation to alleviate economic impact of conservation
Over the past decade, Niue has been a global leader in its commitments, policy development and action towards our oceans and its resources. NOW Trust in close partnership with the Government of Niue seeks to inspire and engage stakeholders around the world to play their role in protecting oceans and resources from which we all benefit.
Underpinning resource & ecosystem sustainability
Optimizing its value & benefits back to the Niuean people
Spatial protection & tightly managed marine resource use zones
Are you interested in supporting NOW Trust or sponsoring OCCs?