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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 present the findings of the State of Environment (SOE) report, provide updates on the development of the National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS), as well as conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment training over 4 days with a field component.

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Discussions underway during the presentation of the State of Environment report. Photo: SPREP

The findings of a State of Environment (SOE) Report put together by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP) Environmental Monitoring and Governance Division for the Republic of Marshall Islands will be presented to key stakeholders by SPREP’s Mr Paul Anderson and Mr Kilom Ishiguro, and will cover the results of the SOE, its uses and practical application in funding proposals as well as reporting and planning for Multilateral Environmental Agreements.

The workshop will also include updates on the development of the National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS) and review of current NEMS thematic areas, to be led by Mr Jope Davetanivalu, SPREP’s Planning and Capacity Development Adviser.

The week will then wrap up with the conducting of an Environmental Impact Assessment training by SPREP staff for various representatives of Government ministries. The training will assess the impacts of a development upon the environment, and the impacts of the environment on a development, and recommends the best steps to take in planning a development while maintaining environmental integrity.

2 copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copySPREP Planning and Capacity Development Adviser, Jope Davetanivalu, during discussions.
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The training will be carried out by Ms Melanie Bradley, SPREP’s Environmental Planning Officer. 
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