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The battle for 1.5 at the UN Climate Conference in Poland

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 1:23 pm | SPREP

6 December 2018, Katowice, Poland - While only a .5 Degree difference, the level of impacts associated with 2 degree warming versus a 1.5 degree warming are severe. It’s this half a degree difference that matters at the UN Climate Change Conference, ... More >>

1.5 to stay alive: Reflecting on the IPCC Special Report

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:40 pm | SPREP

1.5 to stay alive: Reflecting on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius “As we are faced with darkness there is hope. Today a special report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impacts of global ... More >>

Our Pacific Ocean Media Award launched

Friday, 8 June 2018, 7:41 pm | SPREP

8 June 2018, WORLD OCEANS DAY - “Our Pacific Ocean Media Award” has been launched in commemoration of World Ocean Day on 8 June, 2018 to both recognise and encourage Pacific island journalists to highlight our Pacific ocean, the largest resource of ... More >>

New online look for SPREP

Friday, 8 June 2018, 7:40 pm | SPREP

New online look for SPREP, your Pacific regional environment agency! A new online look for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) was launched on World Ocean’s Day in celebration of its 25 years of service throughout ... More >>

PhD scholarships announced for Pacific island nationals

Friday, 8 June 2018, 7:38 pm | SPREP

PhD scholarships announced for Pacific island nationals to advance environmental research in the SPREP region 8 June 2018, WORLD OCEANS DAY - With a shared vision to support the resilience and sustainability of some of the world’s most at-risk ... More >>

Pacific marine climate change

Friday, 8 June 2018, 4:34 pm | SPREP

Pacific marine climate change - partnership with regional and UK experts reveals full regional impacts The first ever Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card has been launched today as part of World Oceans Day, at events in Fiji and Samoa. The ... More >>

World Oceans Day - What it means for the Pacific

Friday, 8 June 2018, 4:11 pm | SPREP

Celebrating World Oceans Day: Message from the Acting Director General of SPREP, Mr Stuart Chape More >>

Construction of the Pacific Climate Change Centre begins

Saturday, 12 May 2018, 12:01 pm | SPREP

Construction of the Pacific Climate Change Centre begins! The Pacific island region is only 13 months away from having its’ very own Pacific Climate Change Centre hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme in Samoa. ... More >>

Climate change a hot item for the Pacific islands

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 10:09 am | SPREP

May is a momentous moment for climate change in the Pacific with key milestone events happening in our region. More >>

From Apia to the Kermadec Islands

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:48 pm | SPREP

From Apia to the Kermadec Islands Young Samoan, 17 year old Jorim-Paul Philips, took part in the Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadec Islands last month, the very first time a Pacific islander has been invited to take part. The Young Blake Expeditions ... More >>

Moana Taka unfolds exciting recycling possibilities

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 6:38 pm | SPREP

The China Navigation Company (CNCo) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address critical waste management issue in the Pacific islands. More >>

Samoa hosts first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 5:03 pm | SPREP

Samoa hosts first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium 28 February, 2018 Pacific history was made with the very first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium opening in Samoa today, demonstrating global leadership from the island region in protecting ... More >>

CMS COP12 - Blue shark proposal accepted

Friday, 27 October 2017, 6:29 pm | SPREP

26 October, 2017, Manila, Philippines - The 12th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12) today accepted the proposal by Samoa and Sri Lanka to list the blue shark on CMS Appendix II, acknowledging that the species is currently ... More >>

Pacific conservation of migratory species

Monday, 23 October 2017, 11:50 am | SPREP

Pacific conservation of migratory species benefitting Pacific communities 22 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - “Their future is our future – sustainable development for wildlife and people” is at the heart of the Twelfth Conference of the Parties ... More >>

Samoa and Sri Lanka step up to protect the Blue Shark

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10:38 am | SPREP

Samoa and Sri Lanka step up to protect the Blue Shark at global migratory species conference 21 October 2017, Manila, Philippines - Approximately 20 million Blue Sharks are killed each year, propelling Samoa and Sri Lanka to jointly propose to place ... More >>

SPREP Hosts Twenty-Eighth Meeting of Officials in Samoa

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 9:53 am | SPREP

Samoa is yet again the location of a Pacific regional event showcasing dedication from the island region to sustainability. More >>

Strengthening our Pacific Resilience

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 3:01 pm | SPREP

Strengthening our Pacific Resilience: Climate Action calls for Climate Partnerships Our Pacific Journey to UNFCCC COP23, Message from SPREP Director General, Mr Kosi Latu. The Director General of SPREP attended the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) ... More >>

Information Making an Impact with Pacific

Friday, 7 July 2017, 4:38 pm | SPREP

Information Making an Impact with Pacific Meteorologists and Media Pacific media opportunities now made available with SPREP! Information making an impact is at the heart of a regional media opportunity now open for Pacific island journalists working ... More >>

It’s time to get serious about CO2

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:12 pm | SPREP

It’s time to get serious about CO2, for the ocean’s sake and for ours More >>

A wave of Pacific partnerships in action for Ocean health

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 2:33 pm | SPREP

As caretakers of the world's largest ocean basin, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) with Members and global partners have committed to four different partnerships for Ocean health. More >>

 

 

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