Cir#18/66: SPREP Executive Board Meeting Assessment

The first meeting of the SPREP Executive Board (EB) convened in Apia, Samoa on Sept 10-11, 2018

Cir#18/65: SPREP Vacancies

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

  •  Internal Auditor
  • Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Adviser (Re-advertisement) PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY AS ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WILL BE CONSIDERED
  • Climate Prediction Services Officer

Please click on the link below for Job Description and Job Application forms.

Career opportunities

Cir#18/64: SPREP STAFF APPOINTMENTS

SPREP is pleased to announce their new Staff Appointments

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Cir#18/63:In-country Consultation Mission to Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Nauru; 11 November to 03 December 2018 for Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Adaptation Fund (AF) pipeline projects

SPREP presents its compliments to Country Focal Points and has the honour to inform the
Governments of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Nauru of country
visits by the Project Coordination Unit.

Cir#18/62:SPREP Brief for the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) and the Associated Meetings of the Parties to the Protocols, 17-29 November 2018, Sharm el Shiekh, Egypt

SPREP Brief for the CBD COP14 which incorporates agenda items prioritized and discussed by participating Members during the Pacific Islands Regional Preparatory Meeting held from 24 - 26 September 2018 in Apia, Samoa.

Cir#18/61:Support available to support attendance at UNFCCC COP 24

SPREP has just been able to secure funding in order to support participation of Pacific Island Countries only to the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Funds are sufficient to provide funding for 1 delegate from all 14 Pacific Island Countries and we are grateful to the Governments of Ireland and New Zealand for their very generous support.

Cir#18/60: Postponement of the ‘GEF Pacific POPs release reduction through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous wastes Project (GEF uPOPs)’ Final Project Steering Committee Meeting

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the United Nations Environment (UNE) wishes to advise of the postponement of the Final Project Steering Committee Meeting for the GEF uPOPs Project – 4066.

Cir#18/59: Strategic Environmental Assessment Guidelines

SPREP plays a key role in assisting countries to develop capacities in environmental governance which includes capacity on environment impact assessment. This is in line with the regional goal 4 of SPREP’s Strategic Plan on Pacific people and their environment benefit from commitment to and best practice of environmental governance. One of the objectives under this regional goal is for SPREP to strengthen national sustainable development planning and implementation systems including through use of Strategic Environmental Assessments.

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Cir#18-58:Clean Pacific Roundtable Outcomes

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), I would
like to thank the delegates and participants for their active role in the recently held Clean Pacific
Roundtable (CPRT 2018). We received very positive feedback about the conduct and the whole
proceedings of the event (feedback report attached). Again, I convey our sincere appreciation for
the support we received from you.

Cir#18-57:Invitation to the ‘GEF Pacific POPs release reduction through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous wastes Project (GEF uPOPs)’, Final Project Steering Committee

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the United Nations
Environment (UNE), cordially invites your office to participate in the fifth and final Steering Committee
Meeting of the GEF Pacific POPs Release Reduction Project.

Cir#18/56:Invitation Letter from the Government of Palau to the 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network (APAN) Forum: Enabling Resilience for All: Avoiding the Works Impacts, 15- 19 October 2018,Manila, Phillippines

Following our Circular #18/46 dated 21 August 2018 circulating a “Save the Date Letter” from the
Government of Palau for the 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Network Forum from 15
– 19 October 2018 in Manila Philippines, the Secretariat wishes to circulate the Invitation Letter
and the Information and Logistics Note about the Forum from the Government of Palau

Cir#18/55: 2017 SPREP Annual Report

The report provides an overview of the Secretariat's activities in support of our Pacific Island Country and Territory Members for 2017.

Cir#18-54: Pacific Preparatory Meeting UNFCCC COP24 - Invitation

The Secretariat in partnership with the Fiji COP23 Presidency and Climate Change Analytics, will be convening a COP24 Preparatory Meeting under the IMPACT Project from 31 October - 3 November 2018, at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi Fiji. 

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Cir#18/53: Vacancy - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, PACRES

Applications are invited for the above position that is being advertised within SPREP Apia, Samoa.
The closing date for applications is:
- Friday 5 October 2018

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Cir#18/52: Vacancies
  • RE-ADVERTISEMENT - Project Manager By-catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management PREVIOUS APPLICANTS DO NOT NEED TO REAPPLY AS ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WILL BE CONSIDERED
  • Invasive Species Coordinator
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Cir#18-51:Save the Dates: CITES Pre-CoP18 Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting, 25 – 29 March 2019, Samoa

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will be convening a Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Eighteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) from the 25 – 29 March, 2019 in Samoa. This circular is to kindly request to note these dates in your calendars.

Cir#18/50:EU participation SPREP Biennial Meetings

The attached request from the EU in regards to its formal participation in the SPREP Biennial meetings is shared for your information.

Cir#18/49:Executive Board Meeting Teleconference Consultation with Constituencies

Chers collegues, as you will be aware the first meeting of the SPREP Executive Board will be held on 10-11 September here in Apia.
A key part of the preparations is for the Members representing constituencies to collaborate with their constituency members so that they can bring to the Executive Board the considered view of their constituency

Cir#18/48:Consecutive meetings for the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and theCBD-6th National Report Technical Support Regional Workshop,24th to 28th Septem

Two consecutive meetings will be hosted at the SPREP campus in Apia, Samoa for the:

  •  Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the CBD, and
  •  CBD-6th National Report Technical Support Regional Workshop.

These meetings will be held at the SPREP campus in Apia, Samoa. It is anticipated that the country representative for both of these meetings, will in most cases be the same participant

Cir#18/47:Consecutive meetings for the Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Fourteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and theCBD-6th National Report Technical Support Regional Workshop, 24th to 28th Septe

Two consecutive meetings will be hosted at the SPREP campus in Apia, Samoa for the:

  •  Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 14th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the CBD, and
  •  CBD-6th National Report Technical Support Regional Workshop.

These meetings will be held at the SPREP campus in Apia, Samoa. It is anticipated that the country representative for both of these meetings, will in most cases be the same participant

Cir#18/46: Save the date: Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

At the request of the Government of Palau, SPREP is circulating the attached Save the Date Letter from Palau and nomination form. While funding for participation is not yet confirmed, SPREP has supported Palau with an approach to potential donors.

Cir#18/45: Save the date: pre-COP24 Pacific Preparatory Meeting

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with Climate Analytics will be convening a COP24 Preparatory Meeting under the IMPACT project from 31 October - 2 November 2018 in Nadi, Fiji. This email is to kindly request that you save these dates in your calendars.

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Cir#18-44: SPREP Vacancy: Invasive Species Adviser

Applications are invited for the above position that is being advertised within SPREP
Apia, Samoa.

The closing date for applications is:
 Friday 7 September 2018

 

Cir#18/43: Administrative Note for Executive Board Meeting from 10-11 September 2018, Apia, Samoa

Further to SPREP Circular 18/14 of 5 March, and Cir. 18/22 of 26 April 2018I am pleased to confirm the venue for the Executive Board Meeting at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa.


The revised Provisional Agenda is attached for your information. All working documents will be available on the SPREP website: www.sprep.org for downloading in case you don’t have the bandwidth to receive large emails. As is the organization’s policy, all Meeting documents will be available in English and French.

Cir#18/42: One CROP Plus engagement plan for COP 24 and beyond

SPREP has been conducting internal discussions and preparations for the upcoming UNFCCC COP24. In doing so SPREP has reflected carefully on the experience to date with the One CROP Plus team approach. We have found that the approach has served the region well, building on the participating agencies’ respective strengths and capabilities. In the run up to COP24 a document was produced which was circulated to CROP CEOs then to CROP Plus for comments. 
 

Cir#18/41: SPREP Partnership Donor Engagement

Dear SPREP Partners,

SPREP is into the second year of implementing the SPREP Strategic Plan 2017-2026. To assist SPREP improve it's performance in delivering its mandate, we seek the input of partners.

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Cir#18/40: SPREP Vacancies
  • Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Adviser
  • Threatened and Migratory Species Adviser
  • Project Manager - By-Catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management

Applications are invited for the above positions that are being advertised.

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Cir#18/39: Staff Appointments.

SPREP is pleased to announce the following appointments with SPREP’s Project Coordination Unit:

- Mr. Manasa Katonivualiku, Project Development Specialist - Climate Resilience and Adaptation.

- Mr. Rupeni Mario, Project Development Specialist - Climate Change Mitigation.

Cir#18/38: Invitation to the Joint Regional ACPMEA2 and Inform Project Meeting, 17-21 September 2018, Apia, Samoa

The Environmental Monitoring and Governance Programme of SPREP is currently executing the EU funded ACPMEA2 Programme and the GEF funded Inform Project.

Cir#18/37: SPREP Vacancies: Biodiversity Adviser, Information Technology Manager and Knowledge Manager.

Applications are invited for the above positions that are being advertised within SPREP Apia, Samoa.

The closing date for applications is:
- Friday, 3rd August 2018