News Feature: Taking action on Ocean Acidification in the Pacific islands
Ocean Acidification is rapidly emerging as a significant regional and global threat to our ocean ecosystems, fisheries, food security and livelihoods.Increasing ocean acidification is driven by the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere of which approximately 50% is absorbed into the atmosphere, 26% into the land and 24% into the oceans. This is changing the chemistry o... More detail
Pacific islands strengthen resilience to Ocean Acidification
7 October 2015, Auckland, New Zealand - Strengthening Pacific island resilience to Ocean Acidification is at the core of an action based partnership coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and supported by the Government of New Zealand.This week a regional workshop is bringing together Pacific island countries, stakeholders and exper... More detail
SPREP competes in the Climate Change "Race Against Time"
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) joined the "Race Against Time" competition as part of the Annual International Alo Paopao Festival, an outrigger event, in Samoa with Director-General Mr David Sheppard coming third in the celebrity event.
Mr. Sheppard along with Mr Peniamina Leavai of the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project and M... More detail
From Ridge-to-Community-to-Reef with USAID and SPREP in the Solomon Islands
Through the support of USAID, Sasamuga village in Choiseul Province of the Solomon Islands is becoming a notable example of ridge to reef management in the Pacific.This work is part of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)-USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) project that aims to rehabilitate and protect the water catchment, provide greater wat... More detail
PacWaste embarks on re-shaping the waste landscape in Majuro
The very nature of atolls – the fact that they are generally isolated, have a small land area and are low-lying – makes sustainable waste management very challenging. The PacWaste project is tackling these challenges through its pilot integrated atoll solid waste management system in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands.The lessons learned from this progressive pilot pr... More detail
World's Largest Volunteer Beach Cleanup Comes to Apia, Samoa
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and other local organisations and individuals across Samoa joined hundreds of thousands of people around the world for Trash Free Seas this September as part of the 30 Annual International Coastal Cleanup.A new milestone was achieved in Apia on Sat... More detail
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 The Pew Charitable Trusts spoke about the important role sharks play towards th... More detail