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State of Environment Report and National Environment Management Strategies Works... State of Environment Report and National Environment Management Strategies Workshop October 18-19, 2017, Honiara, Solomon Islands More than 20 participants attended the 2017 State of Environment (SoE) Report and National Environment Management Strategies (NEMS) Inception Workshop from October 18-19, 2017 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Attendees came from the Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Manag... More detail
Stepping up the enforcement of environmental laws in Samoa Stepping up the enforcement of environmental laws in Samoa Enhancing the capacity, skills and confidence of officers who play a role in environmental compliance and enforcement in investigating violations of environmental laws is one of the key objectives of the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement training being carried out at the Secretariat of the Pa... More detail
Environmental priorities and national development planning - the case of Kiribat... Environmental priorities and national development planning - the case of Kiribati Experience has shown over time that ad-hoc, uncoordinated national actions coupled with fragmented data and inadequate policies and strategies have contributed little to improving environmental quality in the Pacific Islands region. The Kiribati Integrated Environment Policy or KIEP,developed with t... More detail
The right information at the right time, says Pacific Environment Forum The right information at the right time, says Pacific Environment Forum Pacific countries gathered at the 2017 Pacific Environment Forum, an annual meeting for environment officials, in Apia on Monday, 18 September.This year's theme for the Forum was Connecting the Dots: Environment, Knowledge, and Governance, featuring interactive sessions relating to improving the con... More detail
Equipping national environment monitoring Equipping national environment monitoring 8 September 2017, Apia, Samoa – Four countries launched national publications today at the Pacific Environment Forum, detailing the state of the environment and national strategies for environmental management.The importance of periodic stocktaking exercises for Pacific islands, such as State of E... More detail
French version of Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines Launched French version of Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines Launched The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has launched the first ever French version of the regional Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines in Noumea, New Caledonia.The guidelines have been developed to assist SPREP's member countries and territories with developing s... More detail
Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment Launched Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment Launched The newly launched Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) helps island members of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to request assistance with environmental planning and assessment.The PNEA is a web-based tool that is focused on environmental impact a... More detail
Strong environmental impact assessment engagement in Republic of the Marshall Is... Strong environmental impact assessment engagement in Republic of the Marshall Islands Excellent engagement and interaction between trainers and participants, was the highlight of recent environmental impact assessment (EIA) training delivered by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.The EIA training was organise... More detail
State of Environment and National Environment Management Strategy workshop held ... State of Environment and National Environment Management Strategy workshop held in Republic of Marshall Islands The 2016 State of Environment (SOE) report workshop for the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) was held on October 17 and was well received by RMI officials and agency representatives.Participating in the workshop were key government ministries and agencies including local mayors and local NGO r... More detail
State of Environment report findings to be presented in Republic of Marshall Isl... State of Environment report findings to be presented in Republic of Marshall Islands A team of four from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)’s Environmental Monitoring and Governance Division will be carrying out a week-long workshop in the Republic of the Marshall Islands from the 17-24 October. The workshop’s main objectives will be to presen... More detail
27 SM Niue News: SPREP launches new guidelines for environmental impact assessme... 27 SM Niue News: SPREP launches new guidelines for environmental impact assessment New guidelines for environmental impact assessment (EIA) were launched at the twenty-seventh annual SPREP meeting in Niue this week. In the wake of increasing development in sectors such as tourism, land mining, energy and transport, and with novel forms of development on the horizon, like deep sea ... More detail
SPREP commends leadership in protecting our oceans with new announcements of Mar... SPREP commends leadership in protecting our oceans with new announcements of Marine Protected Areas in the Pacific islands The Pacific islands now contain over 15 million square kilometres of marine protected areas with the newest announcements of marine reserves from the United Kingdom and the United States.Approximately 830,000 square kilometres, almost the whole Pitcairn exclusive economic zone, has been designated b... More detail
Niue to reap benefits of Environmental Impact Assessment training Niue to reap benefits of Environmental Impact Assessment training A stronger understanding of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process and how it can be effectively applied to Niue was the outcome of a special training workshop held in Niue in August.An EIA assesses the impacts of a development upon the environment, and the impacts of the environment on a... More detail
Pacific islanders hone their negotiations skills for global environment conferen... Pacific islanders hone their negotiations skills for global environment conferences It's not often you hear names and organisations such as Neway; Bellow; Shiner; Toovalue,, however these were on the table as Pacific islanders carried out mock negotiations as part of training to help them prepare for global environment conferences.A one week preparatory workshop for the Conferences... More detail
Interest in Environment Impact Assessment strong in Tokelau Interest in Environment Impact Assessment strong in Tokelau Residents of Nukunonu Atoll in Tokelau now have the skills to conduct Environment Impact Assessments (EIA) following training coordinated by SPREP.An EIA systematically helps to assess the impact of any development upon the environment before a decision is made. It recommends the best steps to take ... More detail
SPREP to build capacity to access environment funding SPREP to build capacity to access environment funding In the coming months, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will host a team of four experts from the Nataij consultancy firm based in the United States of America, to undertake a series of capacity building activities that will strengthen the overall capacity of the ... More detail
First Participatory 3-D Modelling for environmental planning completed for the V... First Participatory 3-D Modelling for environmental planning completed for the Vava'u Island Group of the Kingdom of Tonga Training on participatory Three-Dimensional Modelling or P3DM was successfully completed last week in the Vava'u islands, Kingdom of Tonga. The training was coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and delivered by the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources a... More detail
Side Events at 26th SPREP Meeting: Progressing shark protection in the Pacific Side Events at 26th SPREP Meeting: Progressing shark protection in the Pacific 24 September, 2015, Apia, Samoa, 26SM Side Event Update - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The Pew Charitable Trusts shared their commitment to protecting sharks in the Pacific at a joint side event today, at the 26th SPREP Meeting. Ms Jennifer Sawada from... More detail
Marshall Islands and SPREP work together to develop crucial national environment... Marshall Islands and SPREP work together to develop crucial national environment documents The Marshall Islands are working with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to develop their State of the Environment Report.Periodic SOE reports serve as a "health check-up" for the environment and environmental services upon which the people of the Marshall Islands ... More detail
Guidebook on Environmental Law in the Marshall Islands now available Guidebook on Environmental Law in the Marshall Islands now available “The Guidebook on Environmental Law: Republic of the Marshall Islands” was produced in order to increase public awareness of laws in RMI which deal with these problems.  The themes covered by the Guidebook are: waste, sanitation, fresh water, land and coastal development, marine pollu... More detail
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