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Third Clean Pacific Roundtable Closes With Renewed Commitment To Cleaner Pacific

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 7:37 pm | SPREP

25 November 2021, Apia - The Third Clean Pacific Roundtable (CPRT) has ended with a renewed commitment to keep the Pacific clean from the host nation, New Caledonia, participants, partners and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme ... More >>

PNG To Host 4th Clean Pacific Roundtable In 2024

Sunday, 28 November 2021, 7:35 pm | SPREP

25 November 2021, Apia - Papua New Guinea will host the 4th Clean Pacific Roundtable (CPRT) in 2024. The announcement was made during the closing ceremony of the 3rd CPRT on Thursday, held virtually. Facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional ... More >>

Role Of Governments In Addressing Waste Highlighted At Third Clean Pacific Roundtable

Friday, 19 November 2021, 7:44 pm | SPREP

17 November 2021, Apia - The role of governments in formulating and implementing robust policies and laws to help Pacific countries deal with waste management was highlighted during the second day of the Third Clean Pacific Roundtable (3rdCPRT). ... More >>

Marshall Islands Tells COP26, “now Is The Time!”

Friday, 12 November 2021, 2:49 pm | SPREP

10 November 2021, COP26 Glasgow - “I’m speaking to you as a representative of a country under siege from the onslaught of climate change. The storm of climate catastrophe is gathering destructive power with every failed promise and missed targets.” ... More >>

COP26 President Hears The Amplified Voice Of The Pacific

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 8:41 pm | SPREP

9 November 2021, COP26 - COP26 President, Alok Sharma, and the UK Minister of Environment Lord Zachary Goldsmith heard the amplified voice of the Pacific as they made their positions clear during a special session convened on the sidelines of COP26 in Glasgow ... More >>

Samoa To Remain In Seat On COP Bureau

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 8:40 pm | SPREP

9 November 2021, COP26, Glasgow - Samoa has been renominated to represent the Alliance of Small Islands States on the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Bureau is responsible for advising ... More >>

Cook Islands PM Calls For New Financial Instrument To Combat Climate Change

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 8:38 pm | SPREP

8 November 2020, COP26, Glasgow - World leaders, negotiators and delegates at COP26 should consider a new global financial instrument that recognises climate-related debt, separately from national debt. The call to world leaders at COP26 to ramp up ... More >>

Amplifying Our Pacific Voice – Hear Us, See Us, Work With Us

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 9:01 am | SPREP

“Real” Pacific voices shared from three different perspectives was the focus of a special session at COP26 that some may call an armchair discussion, but we in the Pacific, call it a talanoa. Held at the Moana Blue Pacific at the Twenty-Sixth ... More >>

Pacific Islands Collectively Asks The World To ‘#Flexfor1pt5” To Help Keep Global Warming Below 1.5 Degrees

Friday, 29 October 2021, 6:31 am | SPREP

TikTok campaign launched to influence global leaders at UN Climate Conference COP26 Wednesday 27th October, 2021 The Pacific Islands needs an urgent commitment for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and a call for action is being launched today by the ... More >>

Protecting Vanuatu’s Marine Species

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 8:29 pm | SPREP

Port Vila, Vanuatu (21 October 2021) – “Vanuatu is blessed with a diverse and productive marine environment, and our marine species, such as fish, turtles and seabirds are part of our cultural heritage,” said Esline Garaebiti, Director General, ... More >>

Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:31 am | SPREP

“Restore Our Earth” is the theme for this year’s Earth Day observed annually on 22 April. This year’s theme focuses on restoring the world’s ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking. After a year ... More >>

Happy International Day For Biological Diversity!

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 7:47 am | SPREP

'Our Solutions are in Nature’ is the theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity observed annually on 22 May. Nature-based solutions can support climate change adaptation, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, ... More >>

News from COP25 - 12 December, 2019

Friday, 13 December 2019, 11:02 am | SPREP

For Vanuatu, climate change presents an existential threat to its cultural heritage, identity and fundamental human rights. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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