Invitation to the Joint Meeting between National Disaster Management Offices (NDMO) and National Meteorological Services, Sixth Meeting of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC-6), the First Development Partners and Donors Engagement Meeting and the Third Pacific Ministerial Meeting on Meteorology (PMMM-3) (9-18 August 2023, Nadi, Fiji)
Cir#23/45: Invitation to the Joint Meeting between National Disaster Management Offices and National Meteorological Services
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Cir#23/43: 31st SPREP Meeting (31SM) of Officials and associated meetings: Invitation and Meeting Arrangements
SPREP is pleased to extend to you an invitation to the 31st SPREP Meeting and associated meetings as follows:
i. Partnership Dialogue, 4th September 2023;
ii. 31st SPREP Meeting (31SM) of Officials, 5th – 7th September 2023;
iii. Environment Ministers High Level Talanoa 8th September 2023.
- Circular: 23/43250.64 KB
- Provisional Agenda272.22 KB
- Nomination Form364.74 KB
Cir#23/42: 2023 CROP Strategic Work Agenda.
The 2023 CROP Strategic Work Agenda is available on the SPREP website, endorsed by all CROP Heads for implementation. The CROP Strategic Work Agenda sets out how CROP will work together over 2023 to deliver on Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders’ decisions, including work priorities, objectives and deliverables, and strengthening ways of working.
- CROP-Strategic-Work-Agenda-202316.61 MB
- Circular: 23/42184.32 KB
Cir#23/41: Blue Carbon Accelerator Fund – A joint initiative between the IUCN and the Australian Government.
This funding opportunity is shared on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
The BCAF contributes to addressing barriers to scaling-up and financing blue carbon restoration by supporting the development and implementation of quality blue carbon projects including funding early-stage activities, facilitating capacity building through technical collaboration, assisting with brokerage for future financing, and monitoring and valuing both carbon and non-carbon outcomes.
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- Grant Guidelines474.7 KB
Cir#23/40: Job Opportunities
Applications are invited for the following positions.
INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED ROLES
1. Project Officer, Pacific Climate Change Centre (PO, PCCC)
2. Senior Project Officer, Pacific Climate Change Centre (SPO, PCCC)
The closing date for applications is Friday, 2 June 2023 (Samoa Time)
Information packages including the Job Descriptions and Application Forms, are available on this direct web link https://www.sprep.org/career-opportunities for all interested parties.
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Cir#23/39: Call for nominations: Pacific Climate Change Centre face-to-face training on “Strengthening climate resilience and safe water access in rural areas in the Pacific (Micronesia)” 24-28 July 2023, Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).
SPREP is pleased to inform you of the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) face-to-face training on “Strengthening climate resilience and safe water access in rural areas in the Pacific (Micronesia). This training is a follow-up activity of the previous virtual training in May 2022 under the PCCC Project for Capacity Building on Climate Resilience in the Pacific (CBCRP-PCCC). The training will be held on 24-28 July in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).
- Circular: 23/39212.13 KB
- Annex i - List of Participants65.6 KB
- Annex ii - General Information 514.83 KB
- Annex iii - Nomination Form277.5 KB
Cir#23/38: SPREP's Quarterly Knowledge Resources January - April 2023.
The Secretariat is pleased to share the latest and most recent information on SPREP Publications, knowledge products and resources for Quarter 1 from January – April 2023, for your information and use.
All our knowledge resources are freely available and can be accessed on the SPREP Virtual Library https://library.sprep.org/.
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Cir#23/36: Call for nominations for the Regional Virtual Vocational Training Program on Waste Management within the SWAP Project and PacWastePlus Programme.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), through the ‘Committing to Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific’ (SWAP) Project and the PacWastePlus Programme is pleased to inform you that the call for nominations is now open for the Regional Virtual Vocational Training Program on Waste Management.
- Circular: 23/36203.13 KB
- Annex 1: Design Course Structure 372.41 KB
- Annex 2: Nomination Form1023.11 KB
Cir#23/35: Invitation to the Regional workshop for the development of a regional strategy and action plan in relation to Ships’ Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species, 17-18 July 2023, Suva, Fiji.
On behalf of International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), we are pleased to invite your governments participation in the Regional workshop for the development of a regional strategy and action plan in relation to Ships’ Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species, 17-18 July 2023, to be held in Suva, Fiji.
- Circular: 23/35205.97 KB
- Annex 1: Registration Form358.08 KB
- Annex 2: Information Note138.36 KB
- Annex 3: Proposed Agenda135.27 KB
- Annex 4: Provisional Programme152.18 KB
Cir#23/34: Update of the SPREP Focal Point Lists, May 2023.
To ensure the Secretariat has the most current and accurate information pertaining to your respective government and organisation, we kindly seek your advice by return email regarding any changes to the names, titles, addresses, telephone, facsimile numbers, and email addresses of your respective focal points to ensure these are accurately reflected.
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- SPREP National Focal Points List227 KB
- SPREP Partner Organisations List68.22 KB
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Cir#23/33: Invitation to the Ad Hoc Meeting of the Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region and its related Protocols, (Noumea Convention) 1986: 14 - 15 June 2023, Apia, Samoa.
The Secretariat is pleased to invite official nominations to attend the Ad Hoc Meeting of the Parties to the Noumea Convention scheduled to take place from 14 to 15 June 2023 in Apia, Samoa.
- Circular: 23/33194.98 KB
- Nomination Form338.25 KB
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Cir#23/32: Pacific Coral Reef Collective - Cairns Workshop and Site Visits 30 July - 5 August 2023
Under the implementation of the Pacific Coral Reef Action Plan, SPREP is working with our partners in the region to improve the region’s access to the best available science and knowledge on current reef management practices.
- Circular: 23/32201.44 KB
- Invitation193.96 KB
- Registration Form119.58 KB
- Pacific Coral Reef Collective Itinerary378.65 KB
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Cir#23/31: Introducing SPREP Staff
SPREP is pleased to announce the following appointments within the Secretariat.
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Cir#23/30: Call for nominations: Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+ SUPA) in Collaboration with the PCCC & PACRES Project, Subregional training on “Applying the Pacific Impacts Analysis Methodology and utilizing the Adaptation impacts Database”..
The Secretariat is pleased to inform you that nominations are being accepted for the subregional training on “Applying the Pacific impacts Analysis Methodology and utilizing the Adaptation impacts Database”. The training will be hosted by The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) through the GCCA+ SUPA Project under Output 1 in collaboration with the PCCC and PACRES project. This will be held on the 12-16 June 2023 in Apia, Samoa.
- Circular: 23/30218.26 KB
- Draft Agenda329.61 KB
- Annex 1 - Nomination Form364.87 KB
Cir#23/29: Pacific Small Island Developing States Regional Dialogue on Loss and Damage 17 – 19 July 2023, Apia, Samoa.
The Secretariat in collaboration with Climate Analytics and One CROP will hold the Pacific SIDS Regional Loss and Damage Dialogue in Apia from 17 to 19 July 2023.
- Circular: 23/29212.07 KB
- Nomination Form365.84 KB
Cir#23/28: Proposal to amend the Waigani Convention to be considered at the extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
This circular serves to communicate to Parties and signatories to the Waigani Convention the text of a proposal to amend the Waigani Convention submitted by Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Samoa.
The proposal will be considered at the extra ordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties, which is scheduled to take place on the 13 October 2023.
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- Attachment 149.57 KB
- Attachment 2100.4 KB
- Attachment 336.54 KB
Cir#23/26: Invitation for funding support for the International Coastal Cleanup Day 2023 as part a collaboration between the Committing to Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific (SWAP) Project and the Pacific Ocean Litter Project (POLP).
Every year on the third Saturday in September, the International Coastal Cleanup Day is celebrated. This is the single largest coastal clean-up day in the world, and 2023 will mark the 37th year of the ICCD in action.
Last year, the SWAP, POLP and KIOST projects supported 24 associations to conduct clean-up actions and awareness-raising activities at this event. With nearly 2,000 volunteers involved, 9.1 tons of waste have been collected and removed from Environment. Following the success of this event, the SWAP Project together with POLP would like to repeat this activity this year.
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Cir#23/27: Invitation to the regional workshop "Adapting coastal cities and territories to sea level rise in the Pacific", 10-12 July 2023, Nadi, Fiji.
The increasing rise in global mean sea level represents one of the most compelling consequences of climate change as well as one of the most critical issues for Pacific Island Countries and Territories. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), sea level rise is expected to cause significant negative impacts on small islands and combined with extreme flooding events, could threaten the future livelihoods of Pacific coastal communities.
To promote exchange of experiences, good practices and solutions to these challenges, SPREP, the Pacific Climate Change Centre, and the Sea’ties project of the Ocean & Climate Platform, are organising a regional workshop "Adapting coastal cities and territories to sea level rise in the Pacific". This workshop will be held from the 10th to the 12th of July 2023, in Nadi, Fiji.
- Circular: 23/27280.76 KB
- Draft Agenda483.25 KB
- Nomination Form471.55 KB
Cir#23/25: Request for Expressions of Interest to Participate in the PacWastePlus Regional Disaster Waste Project.
The PacWastePlus Programme is commencing development and delivery of project activities addressing Disaster Waste Management and invites member countries to participate in the Regional Disaster Waste project though an expression of interest (EOI) process.
- Circular: 23/25232.59 KB
- EOI Form35.72 KB
- Information Note20.78 KB
Cir#23/23: To share an awareness video on Marine Litter and Plastic Pollution Problem: “PLASTIC PARADISE”.
We are pleased to share with you a video focused on plastic litter affecting coastal marine ecosystems in Pacific Islands: “Plastic Paradise”. Working together to ensure a healthy and sustainable marine environment, this video is produced in seven different languages to emphasis awareness to our ministries and communities on the importance of human collaboration in managing plastic waste and reducing marine litter.
Cir#23/24: Invitation to the Inform Project Regional Meeting, 20 - 21 June 2023, Nadi- Fiji.
The Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG) Programme of SPREP is currently executing the GEF funded Inform Project, implemented through UN Environment, which has delivered a several key, targeted interventions to support environmental decision making in the region.
A regional meeting for the project is planned to bring together all the stakeholders and related part-ners to reflect on and discuss the above. The meeting will be held from the 20th – 21st June 2023, in Nadi, Fiji.
- Circular: 23/24216.04 KB
- Nomination Form1.39 MB
Cir#23/22: SPREP Partnership Dialogue, 4 September 2023, Apia, Samoa.
The Secretariat is pleased to inform you of the SPREP Partnership Dialogue which will precede the SPREP Meeting of Officials on Monday 4 September 2023.
- Circular: 23/22169.83 KB
- Concept Note - SPREP Partnership Dialogue188.58 KB
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- Concept Note_FR182.53 KB
Cir#23/21: 31st SPREP Meeting Draft Provisional Agenda, 5-7th September 2023, Apia, Samoa.
Further to SPREP Circular 23/18 of 23 March 2023, kindly note that the deadline for the submission of comments and feedback on the Draft Provisional Agenda has been extended to Tuesday 11 April 2023.
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Cir#23/20: SAVE THE DATE: Pacific SIDS Preparatory Meeting for the 58th Session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies (SBSTA and SBI), 16-17 May 2023, 12:00 – 16:00 (Samoa Local Time).
The Secretariat in collaboration with Climate Analytics and the One CROP team will hold the virtual Pacific SIDS Preparatory meeting in preparation for the 58th UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies - SBSTA and SBI - session from 16 – 17 May 2023, from 12:00 to 16:00 Samoa local time.
- Circular: 23/20199.96 KB
Cir#23/19: Update on Pacific Preparations for the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution
The Secretariat with funding support from the Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is pleased to update Members on the Pacific preparations for the second session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution including in the marine environment, scheduled to be held from 29 May to 2 June 2023 in Paris, France, following the first session of the INC (INC-1) held in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
- Circular: 23/19225.69 KB
- Annex 1 - Draft Preparatory Plan314.44 KB
Cir#23/18: Draft Provisional Agenda for the 31st SPREP Meeting, 5-7 September 2023, Apia, Samoa.
Further to SPREP Circular 22/97 of 28 October 2022, and subsequent email dated 27 February 2023, please find attached the draft provisional agenda for the 31st SPREP Meeting.
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- Draft Provisional Agenda270.11 KB
- Circulaire 23/18202.02 KB
- Projet d'ordre du jour provisoire336.94 KB
Cir#23/17: Review of the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2018-2025.
SPREP is organising a review of the Pacific Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter 2018-2025 (Pacific RAP). The Pacific RAP has not yet had a mid-term review, which was due in 2020, due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) process for a new global agreement on plastic pollution. The Implementation Activities committed to, at pages 23-26 of the Pacific RAP, are attached. Pacific Regional Action Plan: Marine Litter 2018-2025 | Pacific Environment (sprep.org).
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Cir#23/16: Invitation to attend the SPREP PACRES Steering Committee Meeting and the Intra-ACP Lessons Learned in Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Workshop - 31 July to 4 August 2023, Nadi, Fiji
The Intra ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) will convene its Project Steering Committee Meeting on the 31 July to 1 August and Intra-ACP Lessons Learned in Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Workshop on the 2 – 4 August, from 8.30am-5.00pm Fiji Standard Time.
- Circular: 23/16203.55 KB
- Draft Agenda251.2 KB
- Nomination Form259.99 KB
Cir#23/15: Introducing SPREP Staff
SPREP is pleased to announce the following appointments within the Secretariat.
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Cir#23/13: Announcing the Pacific Climate Change Centre Free Online Open-learning Courses on Climate Resilience and Access to Climate Finance.
The Secretariat is pleased to inform you that six (6) Open-learning Courses on climate resilience and understanding access to climate finance are now available on the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) e-learning Platform, URL: https://spreptraining.moodlecloud.com/login/
- Circular: 23/13162.31 KB
- Annex165.33 KB