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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
SPREP moves to build capacity for Global Environment Facility accreditation SPREP moves to build capacity for Global Environment Facility accreditation 23 March 2015, SPREP - A new project for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to strengthen the capacity of Pacific island countries to develop environment projects was signed off today.The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a partnership of 183 countries who work ... More detail
Handbook Launched for Pacific Environment Negotiators Handbook Launched for Pacific Environment Negotiators 10 April, 2014: Apia, Samoa.  The Multilateral Environmental Agreement Negotiator's Handbook for the Pacific Region was launched today by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).The handbook is a supplement to SPR... More detail
Strong support for State of the Environment reporting in the Cook Islands and be... Strong support for State of the Environment reporting in the Cook Islands and beyond Representatives from SPREP facilitated a special workshop with key environmental stakeholders from the Cook Islands to pave the way for the commencement of a State of the Environment (SOE) assessment for the island group.This important initiative is part of a larger body of work, being led by SPREP'... More detail
Culture and tradition can help Pacific nations deal with climate change: PM Lilo Culture and tradition can help Pacific nations deal with climate change: PM Lilo By Evan Wasuka, One Television, Solomon Islands 5 July 2012, Solomon Islands - Cultural knowledge can help Pacific nations find solutions to dealing with the impacts of climate change and environmental problems, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, told delegates at the 11th Festival o... More detail
To be successful, Rio+20 goals need to be localised and actioned - Samoan PM To be successful, Rio+20 goals need to be localised and actioned - Samoan PM By Makereta Komai, PACNEWS Editor 04 JULY 2012 SUVA ---- In the words of the Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi - 'the real measure of what was achieved at the Rio+20 is not in the outcomes document but how these goals are localised when we return home.' While addressing world lea... More detail
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