Broadcast Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans in Samoa
Samoa Quality Broadcasting and the Samoa Ministry of Communications Information Technology are undergoing training this month to help develop a National Broadcasters' Climate and Disaster Resilience Plan.This is part of an initiative funded by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in... More detail
Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum 2014 - Register Now!
Registeration Now! The 4th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum will assist participants from all levels of government, in business and society become more effective in addressing the challenges of development in a changing climate through critical reflection on the roles of actors involved and how new partnerships for resilient development can be secured... More detail
Better waste practices to showcase Samoa as a green, clean and healthy island
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Health and the Samoa Tourism Authority, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have embarked on a campaign to help address the forecast increase in waste generated during the SIDS Conference, with an eye to improv... More detail
Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands
Representatives from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) are currently attending the a Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Islands, hosted by The APEC Climate Center (APCC) in Busan, Korea.This global symposium, which is part of the follow-up actions from APEC Economic Leaders' meeting in 2013, is co-hosted by the Ministry of ... More detail
US announce expansion of marine protection: a beacon of hope
The United States President Barack Obama has announced that he will expand the legal protection currently in place for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument beyond the existing 12 nautical mile boundary."I'm using my authority as President to protect some of our most precious marine landscapes just like we do for mountains, rivers and forests," President Obama sai... More detail
Closer ties across the Pacific to manage hazardous waste
In the ongoing struggle to manage hazardous and radioactive waste - stronger ties between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Basel Convention Regional Centre in Beijing China have been forged, bringing greater benefits to the Pacific island region.The Basel Convention is an international agreement that addresses the transboundary movem... More detail
Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans for National Broadcasters in the Pacific
National broadcast stations of eight Pacific island countries will have Climate and Disaster Resilience Plans developed by April 2015.A new project will help broadcast stations strengthen their ability to provide quality and timely information without fail. This timely communication will enable communities to prepare and respond to natural disasters, and to ensure that stations... More detail
MObI – Marine Mammal Survey app for SmartPhones now available!
"MObI – Marine Mammal Observers of Oceania by Internet" is a new smartphone application now available to help users distinguish marine mammals at any time in New Caledonia and French Polynesia. If at sea and you happen to make a sighting, the phone app allows you to identify the species with a description and an image. It also ensures this information will be recorded to a da... More detail