Adaptation stories from the northern Pacific highlighted in Majuro
30 September 2014, Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands - Delegates to the 25th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme today had the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of success stories and lessons learned arising from the world class Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme.The PACC programme has been one of the first major climate chan... More detail
Urgency and purpose on the agenda at Majuro Meeting
30 September 2014, Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands – Today marked the first formal day of proceedings at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme in the Republic of Marshall Islands. For many participants, the location of this year's meeting - on the beautiful but vulnerable atoll of Majuro - has highlighted the urgency and importance of SPRE... More detail
Waste and pollution management in the Pacific - status and solutions
Waste and pollution management in the Pacific region was in the spotlight at this year's Pacific Environment Forum in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands.The Forum, an initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), is an annual event held immediately prior to the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme. The purpose... More detail
European Union and SPREP Support Emergency Asbestos Cleanup in Fiji
Dangerous forms of brown and white asbestos, discovered in the Tamavua Twomey Hospital complex, in Suva, Fiji, are to be removed beginning 16 September 2014. The asbestos was discovered through the European Union's Pacific Hazardous Waste Management (PacWaste) project, which is being implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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Scholarship awarded in memory of Marine Species Warrior
Convention on Migratory Species Conference of the Parties Preparatory Meeting in Fiji
Ms. Saras Sharma has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Lui Bell Memorial Post-Graduate Scholarship for Marine Species Conservation, established to honour the life and work of the late Lui Bell and his commitment to the conservation of marine species in the Pacific islands.Ms. Sharma... More detail
Crafting to the bongo beat!
This week, members of the Fugalei SISDAC Women's committee, the Tuaefu women's committee, the Pan-Pacific South East Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA), and Women in Business Development Incorporated (WIBDI) had the opportunity to attend workshops on waste-craft - refashioning rubbish into beautiful and sought-after consumer items. In other Pacific island countries such as Fiji... More detail