Cir#20/13: Call for nominations: Training - "Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, 20 April - 1 May 2020, Pacific Climate Change Centre, Apia, Samoa

The second regional training on "Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction - adaptation options of land use management and physical structures and human mobility" prepared through the Project for Capacity Building on Climate Resilience in the Pacific(CBCRP-PCCC) in partnership with JICA and the Government of Samoa.

Cir#20/12: Pacific Regional Workshop on Developing Interim and Long-term Measures for ABS implementation, 15-17 April 2020, Noumea, New Caledonia

SPREP has been able to secure a modest amount of funding to organise a Regional Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) workshop back to back with the 10th Pacific Nature Conference to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia.

Cir#20/11: Introducing SPREP Appointments

Please find the following appointments and engagements.

Cir#20/10: SAVE THE DATE: 29 April - 1 May 2020, Workshop - Enhancing Action on Comprehensive Climate Change Risk Management in the Pacific Region, Pacific Climate Change Centre, Apia, Samoa

SPREP through the GIZ funded "Enhancing action on Comprehensive climate change risk management in the Pacific Region" Project will convene a Pacific Workshop to conside progress in relation to the Pacific Islands Climate Change Insurance Facility.

Cir#20/09: 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia 19-24 April 2020

SPREP in partnership with the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) and the Government of New Caledonia will be hosting the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas at the Tjibaou Cultural Center Noumea, New Caledonia from the 19-24 April, 2020.

Cir#20/08: Joint Advisory from CROP on Novel Coronavirus (nCoV)

As part of the joint efforts of the Council of Regional Organisations (CROP) of the Pacific, please find attached an advisory from the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and Chair of the CROP.

Cir#20/07: "Save the date"for the training on "Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction"by CBCRP-PCCC, 20 April - 1 May 2020, Pacific Climate Change Centre, SPREP, Apia, Samoa

The project for Capacity Building on Climate Resilience in the Pacific (CBCRP-PCCC) in partnership with JICA and the Government of Samoa will hold its second regional training "Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction - land use and physical structures and planning solutions for disaster risk reduction".

Cir#20/06: Waste Management and Pollution Control Meetings (10-19 February 2020)

Further to our circular issued on the 31 January 2020 (circular number 20/05), this serves to inform you all of SPREP's intention to PROCEED with the meetings scheduled over the next two weeks in Nadi, Fiji.

Cir#20/05: SPREP ADVISORY ON PREVENTATIVE MEASURES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

This serves to inform you all of the preventative measures SPREP is undertaking with respect to the coronavirus and is in compliance with the Government of Samoa, as the host government of the Secretariat.

Cir#20/04: Pacific Climate Change Portal User Requirements Workshop, 4-6 May 2020, and Intra-ACP GCCA+PACRES Steering Committee Meeting, 7-8 May 2020, Pacific Climate Change Centre, Apia, Samoa

SPREP through the EU funded Intra-ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) will convene the Pacific Climate Change Portal User Requirements Workshop, 4-6 May 2020.

Cir#20/03: Save the Date: 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, 19-24 April 2020

SPREP in partnership with the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) and the Government of New Caledonia will be hosting the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas at the Tjibaou Cultural Center Noumea, New Caledonia.

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration.

Cir#20/02: Save the Date: High Level Segment at the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, 24 April 2020, New Caledonia.

The Government of New Caledonia will also be hosting a High-level Segment for Ministers and Heads-of-organisations on the 24 April 2020 as a key component of the Conference.

Cir#20/01: SAVE THE DATE: High Level Segment at the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, 24 April 2020, New Caledonia

The Government of New Caledonia will be hosting a High-level Segment for Ministers and Heads-of-organisations on the 24 April 2020 as a key component of the Conference. We kindly request that you save this date in your calendar.

Cir#19/85: Pacific Post-COP25 Analysis Workshop and Training, 16-18 March 2020, Pacific Climate Change Centre, Apia, Samoa

SPREP through the Intra-ACP GCCA+ Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) and in collaboration with the IMPACT Project will convene the Pacific Post-COP25 Analysis Meeting 16-18 March 2020 at the Pacific Climate Change Centre at SPREP in Apia, Samoa.

Cir#19/84: Invitation for membership to the AFD Waste Project Steering Committee

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), I would like to invite your membership to the Steering Committee to provide governance of the Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific (SWAP) Project funded by the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD).

Cir#19/83: Introducing SPREP Staff

SPREP is pleased to announce their new staff appointments

Cir#19/82: CBD Post 2020 Framework and SDG 14 Targets Workshop, 3-6 February 2020

SPREP will be convening a workshop related to the Post-2020 Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the review of SDG 14 at the SPREP Campus in Apia on 3 to 6 February 2020.

Cir#19/81: Two important project meetings from the Waste Management and Pollution Control Programme of SPREP

I. PacWastePlus Programme Steering Committee Meeting (10-13 Feb 2020)

II. Pacific Ocean Litter Project - Inception Meeting (14 Feb 2020)

Cir#19/80: Official Notice for IMPACT Pre-COP25 Meeting in Samoa, 5-8 November 2019

IMPACT COP25 Pacific Preparatory Meeting (Pacific Pre-COP) will proceed as planned.

cir#19/79: Invitation to the Regional meeting for the preparation of the GEF7 ISLANDS Programme - 9 December 2019, Brisbane, Australia

Regional meeting for the preparation of the Global Environment Facility Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-chemicals Development in Small Island Developing States (GEF ISLANDS).

Cir#19/78: Support available to support attendance at UNFCCC COP 25, Santiago, Chile

SPREP has been able to secure limited funding to support participation of Pacific Island Countries only to COP25. Please send nomination form in by 1 November 2019.

Cir#19/77: SPREP Vacancies
  • Climate Change Finance Readiness Adviser
  • Senior Human Resources Officer
  • Procurement Officer
Cir#19/76: Introducing SPREP Staff

SPREP is pleased to announce their new staff appointments

Cir#19/74: Clarification on the Rotation of Membership on the SPREP Executive Board

Members at the 29 SPREP Meeting sought confirmation of the membership of the second Executive Board Meeting in light of the rotational nature of non-Troika membership.

[email protected]/73: IPCC Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere in a changing climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released it Special Report on Oceans and the Cryosphere in a changing climate (SROCC) on 25 September 2019.

Cir#19/72: PacWastePlus Project, National Education and Awareness Plan - Country Nominations

We are please to invite you to participate in the 2nd National Education and Awareness Plan Workshop, Nadi, Fiji, 27 November 2019.

Cir#19/70: Meeting Reports of the Twenty-Ninth SPREP Meeting (29SM) and Associated Meetings in Apia, Samoa, 29 August - 6 Septemeber 2019

Please find attached the following documents for your information:

  • Report of the 15th Noumea Convention;
  • Report of the 10th Waigani Convention;
  • Approved Outcomes of the 2019 29 SPREP Meeting;
  • Approved SPREP Work Programme and Biennial Budget for 2020 and 2021