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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 >>

11 SPREP Members sign on to Pacific Whale Declaration

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 5:18 pm | SPREP

6 April, 2017, Nuku’alofa, Tonga - The Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference closed on a high note today with 11 countries signing on to the Pacific Islands Year of the Whale Declaration. More >>

Website and factsheets in the lead up to UN Ocean Conference

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 4:51 pm | SPREP

“Knowledge is power” - SPREP and UN Environment partnership launch website and factsheets in the lead up to the UN Ocean Conference More >>

Women’s Day 2017: Protecting our Ocean and Biodiversity

Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 3:11 pm | SPREP

By Dr Netatua Pelesikoti, Director of the Climate Change Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Dr Pelesikoti is the first Pacific Island Woman Lead Author for a chapter in the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental ... More >>

Protecting Pacific Whales through art

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:30 pm | SPREP

Protecting Pacific Whales through art - exhibition opens in Noumea The "Des baleines et des hommes pour la protection des océans" art exhibition opened this week at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Noumea, New Caledonia. The exhibition ... More >>

SPREP NEWS - CBD COP13 7 December

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:38 pm | SPREP

Huge steps made as the Pacific islands region ramp up their fight against invasive species • Kiribati showcasing Natural Solutions for resilience on world stage • Aichi Targets in the Pacific islands with Samoa • Aichi Targets in the Pacific ... More >>

Pacific to make its mark at endangered species trade talks

Friday, 9 September 2016, 5:01 pm | SPREP

A united Pacific voice will be heard loud and clear on the global stage at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES ) held at the end of this month in Johannesburg. The Pacific islands are taking the ... More >>

The new Pacific Climate Change Portal officially launched

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 1:01 pm | SPREP

17 June 2016, Apia, Samoa - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Griffith University in Australia hosted a launch for the upgraded Pacific Climate Change Portal (PCCP) this afternoon at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel in ... More >>

 

 

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