Winds of support propel Pacific Meteorological Services
- Created on 31 August 2015
This is the first historic step towards strengthening Meteorological Services across the Pacific island region at such a high level and now that the winds of support have propelled the Meteorological Services this far, it is hoped the momentum will continue.
It has been estimated that since 1950, extreme events including events that are non weather related such as tsunami, have affected approximately 9.2 million people in the Pacific, with close to 10,000 reported deaths and damage to the value of USD 3.2 billion.
"Wetlands for our Future."
- Created on 14 June 2013
This brings us to the topic of Wetlands in particular the important role they play for our future.
Over 30 years ago, in 1971, the representatives of 18 countries congregated in the small town of Ramsar in Iran to put their signatures to the Convention on Wetlands, or the Ramsar Convention as it has become known.
The voyage ahead with newly accredited status to a multi-billion dollar climate fund
- Created on 29 May 2015
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme was successful in achieving accreditation as a Regional Implementing Entity for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). SPREP was one of seven organisations across the globe, and the first in the region to be accredited in this first trache of applications.
Healthy oceans for healthy islands
- Created on 01 May 2015