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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 >>

Visiting Commissioner praises SPREP/EU collaboration

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 8:12 pm | SPREP

10 June, 2016: The successful partnership between the European Union and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been commended during an official joint New Zealand Government and European Union development mission to the ... More >>

Enhancing planning and conservation outcomes

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 3:33 pm | SPREP

Enhanced planning and delivery of better outcomes for the conservation of Pacific island biodiversity is at the core of training underway this week in New Zealand for Pacific islanders. More >>

“We the Pacific” amplifying the Pacific voice at COP21

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 12:27 pm | SPREP

1 December, 2015, Paris, France, COP21 - The message was loud and clear from the Pacific islands at the “We the Pacific” dialogue forum in Paris at the UN Climate talks today. The Pacific islands are counting upon the rest of the world to ensure ... More >>

Pacific Year of the Whale Campaign to launch in 2016

Monday, 21 September 2015, 9:27 am | SPREP

19 September 2015, Apia, Samoa - The Pacific islands are uniting to strengthen Whale Conservation through a specially designed campaign that starts next year. Pacific island governments and partners came together to continue the planning and preparation ... More >>

Waigani Convention on hazardous waste management opens today

Friday, 18 September 2015, 2:41 pm | SPREP

The Waigani Convention to ban the export of hazardous or radioactive waste to the Pacific Islands Forum Countries, and prohibit Forum island countries from importing such waste, held its Eighth Conference of the Parties in Samoa today. More >>

SPREP and New Zealand collaborate

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 11:47 am | SPREP

A partnership to undertake a 1.8 million NZD project on Ocean Acidification has been signed between the Government of New Zealand and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). More >>

JICA-SPREP renew commitment to combat waste in the Pacific

Friday, 3 April 2015, 11:13 am | SPREP

A new commitment to review the Pacific Regional Solid Waste Strategy that ends in 2015 and develop a new, integrated Pacific Regional Waste Management and Pollution Control Strategy has been signed off between the Japan International Cooperation ... More >>

Pacific climate change portal on center stage in Sendai

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 5:37 pm | SPREP

15 March 2015, Sendai, Japan - Lessons learnt from the Pacific Climate Change Portal were shared at a ‘World Café Session’ on Information Knowledge Management on the edge of the Third UN World Disaster Risk Conference in Sendai, Japan. More >>

Pacific Youth speak before UN Secretary General

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 5:36 pm | SPREP

Pacific Youth speak before UN Secretary General in a special session at World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference More >>

Kiribati: Act now to build resilience against climate change

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 5:35 pm | SPREP

“We the peoples from the so-called vulnerable nations must stop being passive recipients of assistance where we stand aside and watch quietly others do things for us. Let us jump forward and be the navigators of our plights.” – HE Anote ... More >>

CROP Agencies unify to support Pacific countries recovery

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:00 pm | SPREP

CROP Agencies unify to support Pacific countries recover and rebuild after Cyclone Pam JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the University of the South Pacific (USP), the Secretariat ... More >>

Managing Mercury Waste a Growing Priority

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:02 pm | SPREP

23 January 2015, Apia, Samoa - The first-ever sub-regional workshop on the Minamata Convention on Mercury was held in Apia, Samoa at the headquarters of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) from 19 to 21 January. The ... More >>

Tonga embraces low cost methods for beach restoration

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 10:41 am | SPREP

An innovative set of techniques developed specifically for the strengthening and rehabilitation of beaches in the Pacific island region have been put to the test in Vava'u, Tonga. More >>

 

 

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