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
SPREP STATEMENT TO THE PLENARY OF THE 2014 SIDS CONFERENCE
Apia, Samoa, David Sheppard, Director General, SPREP, 4 September, 2014Honourable Chair, delegates, ladies and gentlemen.It is a great pleasure to deliver this statement on behalf of SPREP, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.SPREP is the Pacific region's inter-governmental environment agency. We are the lead agency in this region for biodiversity an... More detail
SIDS leadership commended as 3rd UN Conference on SIDS adopts SAMOA Pathway
By Samisoni Pareti, Group Editor-in-Chief, Islands Business Magazine4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa - Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres has paid tribute to the leadership role SIDS are playing in the push to adopt a legally-binding global climate change agreement in Paris next year.Addressing jou... More detail
Strengthening partnerships for a better Pacific environment
4 September 2014, Apia, Samoa - A long standing relationship between Conservation International (CI) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) was strengthened during the 3rd United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States at the launch of the Regional Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Island... More detail