Cir#21/26: Enhancing Access to Climate Finance through the Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund recently announced at its 36th Adaptation Fund Board Meeting it  would double the amount of funding that countries can access from the Fund. The Fund's cap on single country project funding is being raised from US$10 million to US$20 million. Currently within the Pacific, only four countries are accessing the country allocation, reflecting historical trends.

Cir#21/25: Provisional Agenda for the Sixteenth Meeting of the Noumea Convention: 2nd Sepember 2021, 12:00pm to 5:00pm (Samoa Time)

Further on SPREP Circular 21/18, dated 11 March 2021, notifying the Sixteenth Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region and related Protocol (Noumea Convention) scheduled to be held virtually on the 2nd of September 2021 and at the above times.

Cir#21/24: Third Clean Pacific Roundtable 2021 - Confirmed Dates

We are pleased to advise that the Third Clean pacific Roundtable (CPRT) and associated events will be held virtually from 5-14 October 2021 given the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cir#21/23: SPREP Published Knowledge Resources - Quarter One, 2021 Update.

To ensure that you receive the latest and most recent information on SPREP publications, knowledge products and resources. Please find the first quarterly update of SPREP's published knowledge resources and publications for your information and use.

Cir#21/22: One CROP+ preparations for UNFCCC COP26 engagement

This serves as an update on the work planned and undertaken to assist the Pacific region prepare for COP26 and related meetings.

Cir#21/20: Job Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following positions that are being advertised with SPREP Apia, Samoa;

1. Solid Waste Management Adviser.

2. Spatial Analysis Specialist - Protected Areas.

The closing date for applications is as follows;

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
Cir#21/21: Meeting of Signatories to the Pacific Cetacean MOU 5th & 6th August 2021.

The Blue Continent of the Pacific islands region covers over 10% of the world's oceans, and is home to a range of migratory marine species. Turtles, whales, dolphins, sharks and seabirds are central totems of many cultures, and move as freely as people between the jurisdictions of SPREP Members. However, many of these species have been greatly reduced in abundance and are now threatened or endangered, especially in he light of a rapidly growing human population and impacts of climate change, pollution, fishing and habitat loss.

Cir#21/19: DIRECTOR GENERAL POSITION – INVITATION FOR NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

Nominations and applications are invited for the top position in the Pacific's leading regional environment organisation based in Apia, Samoa. The complete Job Description including terms and conditions and essential information on lodging an application is attached as Annex 1.

The closing date for nominations and applications is:

  • Wednesday, 19th May 2021 (close of business, Apia, Samoa time)
Cir#21/16: Inform Packages for Inform Project Focal Points

On behalf of the GEF-UNEP funded Inform Project, which is executed by the Secretariat in partnership with its member countries, I would like to convey my sincere appreciation on the progress of the Inform project implementation despite the numerous challenges we go through.

Cir#21/18: 16th Meeting of the Noumea Convention and 11th Meeting of the Waigani Convention, 2nd and 3rd Septemeber 2021

We are pleased to advise the dates of the Noumea Convention and the Waigani Convention.

Cir#21/17: Process for the Recruitment of the Director General for 2021

To ensure that we follow a robust and transparent process in line with the Recruitment Procedures for the Director General process please find:

Circular21/17 1. Confirmation of the Selection Advisory Committee.

2. Final Job Description for Advertisement.

3. Updated Recruitment Process.

Cir#21/15: Invitation for Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation (SUPA) Output 1 Virtual Meeting, 11 March 2021.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme, through the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation (SUPA) Projects will convene its Output 1 Virtual Meeting with GCCA+ SUPA countries on Thursday, 11 March 2021 from 11:00am - 01:00pm (Samoa Time)

Cir#21/14: Establishment of the SPREP Governance Group for the: 1. Third Independent Corporate Review of SPREP; and 2. Mid-Term Review of the SPREP Strategic Plan 2017-2026

As you may recall, the Second SPREP Executive Board Meeting approved the implementation of the combined Third Independent Corporate Review of SPREP and the Mid-Term Review of the SPREP Strategic Plan 2017-2026 in 2021.

Cir#21/13: Invitation to the Official Launching Program of the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) Online e-learning Platform, Friday 12, March 2021.

We are pleased to warmly invite you to the official launching program of the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) Online e-learning Platform on Friday, 12 March 2021 at the Pacific Climate Change Centre, Apia Samoa from 3:00pm-4:00pm. (Samoa time and date)

Cir#21/12: 30th SPREP Meeting and Ministerial High-Level Segment.

In preparation of the 30th SPREP Meeting and Ministerial High-Level Segment in September, we are pleased to inform you of the key dates as follows;

  • Tuesday 7 September to Thursday 9 September

30th SPREP Meeting of officials

  • Friday 10 September

SPREP Ministerial High-Level Segment.

Cir#21/11: Invitation: Pacific Briefing Meeting in preparation for the CBD Informal Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3).

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the European Union (EU) African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEA) Phase III Project and in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will convene a Pacific briefing meeting to be held virtually 4 March, 2021 from 2:00pm - 4:30 pm (Samoa time).

Cir#21/10: Save the Dates - Waste Management and Pollution Control Programme - Virtual Project Steering Committee Meetings.

We are please to inform you of two important project meetings from the Waste Management and Pollution Control Programme of SPREP.

Cir#21/09: Invitation to the SIDS support webinar on IPCC AR6 WGIII (Mitigation of Climate Change) SOD Review - March 2nd, 2021 (Virtual)

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) and Climate Analytics would like to warmly invite you to the second webinar in the series for the IPCC support project for SIDS.

Cir#21/07: Regional Marine Species Programme Action Plans – Review and Regional Meeting/Pacific Cetacean MOU meeting of signatories.

Further to the SPREP Circular 20/24 of April 2020 on the above subject matter, kindly note that we will be completing the consultations with country marine species technical staff by March 12th. This will enable us to finalise the new draft plans for circulation and comment.

Cir#21/08: Call for nominations: Virtual training on “Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction through structural approaches”, 8 – 30 March 2021, Pacific Climate Change Centre, SPREP, Apia, Samoa.

We are pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the fifth regional training on
“Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction through structural approaches”. The training will be
held from 8 – 30 March 2021 through a virtual platform hosted by the Pacific Climate Change Centre
(PCCC) in Apia, Samoa. This training is made possible through the Project for Capacity Building
on Climate Resilience in the Pacific (CBCRP-PCCC) in partnership with JICA, and the Government
of Samoa.

Cir#21/06: Update of SPREP Focal points List.

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 and contact addresses to ensure these are accurately reflected.

Cir#21/05: Vacancies

Applications are invited for the following positions that are being advertised within SPREP Apia, Samoa:

  1. Project Devleopment Coordinator - Kiwa initiative
  2. Environmental GIS Specialist - Inform Project
Cir#21/04: Information Note for the 2021-2022 training programme under the Project for Capacity Building on Climate Resilience in the Pacific, Pacific Climate Change Centre, SPREP, Apia, Samoa

We are pleased to inform the Project for Capacity Building on Climate Resilience in the Pacific in partnership with JICA and the Government of Samoa is planning to deliver eight capacity training programs in 2021-2022.

Cir#21/03: Building a Resilient Blue Pacific: 2020 CROP Annual Report to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders.

It is with pleasure to share with you all "Building a Resilient Blue Pacific: 2020 CROP Annual Report to Pacific Islands Forum Leaders"

Cir#21/02: DATE CHANGE: SIDS Support Webinar on IPCC AR6 WGII SOD Review - January 21-22 2021 (Virtual).

The above webinar initially scheduled for 15 and 19 January as per circular 20/106. Is now scheduled on Thursday 21 January 2021 (13:00-16:00 Samoa time) and Friday 22 January 2021 (13:00-16:00 Samoa time).

 

Cir#21/01: New Zealand's new Regulations for import of Plastic Waste.

SPREP has received advice from the New Zealand Government that it has approved regulations under the Import and Export (Restrictions) Prohibition Order (No 2) 2004 for the international trade in plastic waste.

Cir#20/106: Save-the-date - SIDS support webinar on IPCC AR6 WGII SOD review: January 15 and 19, 2021 (Virtual)

SPREP and Climate Analytics would like to warmly invite you to take part in a series of webinars within the framework of an IPCC support project for SIDS.

Cir#20/105: New Deputy Director General for SPREP.

We are pleased to advise that Ms. Easter Chu Shing has been appointed as SPREP's new Deputy Director General (DDG), Governance and Operations after a competitive, rigorous and transparent merit-based selection process.

Cir#20/104: Vemööre Declaration: Commitments to nature conservation action in the Pacific Islands region, 2021 – 2025.

We are pleased to provide you with a copy of the Vemööre Declaration that was endorsed at the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, on 26th November 2020. The Vemööre Declaration was endorsed by 13 of our member countries and territories and 12 members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT).

 

Cir#20/103: Vemööre Declaration: Commitments to nature conservation action in the Pacific Islands region, 2021 – 2025

We are pleased to provide you with a copy of the Vemööre Declaration that was endorsed at the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, on 26th November 2020. The Vemööre Declaration was endorsed by 13 of our member countries and territories and 12 members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT).