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).

Cir#20/102: Expression of Interest - Waste items for Recovery and Recycling.

We are excited to inform you that our PacWastePlus programme , with the support of the Waste management & Pollution Control Programme is implementing an innovative project to assist countries and the waste management industry to increase trades of waste commodities and to access the opportunity for subsidized shipping costs provided by the Moana Taka Partnership (MTP).

We are establishing a register of companies, through an Expression of Interest, that may buy or accept waste commodities for appropriate recovery or approved disposal (both within, and external to the region).

Cir#20/101: Moana Taka Partnership Publication.

SPREP is excited to provide to you our recently developed publication titled "Moana Taka Partnership - A guide for the Pacific Island Countries & Territories".

Cir#20/100: Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific (SWAP) Project Inception Meeting.

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), we would like to invite your designated focal persons to attend the Inception Meeting for the Sustainable Waste Actions in the Pacific (SWAP) Project funded by the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD). The meeting will be held virtually on the 9th, 11th and 17th December 2020. Please see attached concept note and agenda for further details.

Cir#20/99: Invitation to the Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC) Advisory Board Virtual Meeting, 4 December 2020.

On behalf of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), we would like to invite you to a virtual meeting of the PCCC Advisory Board on 4 December 2020, 2pm - 3pm Samoa date and time.

Cir#20/98: Invitation and Arrangement: Next Generation Climate Projections for the Western Tropical Pacific Project Regional Workshop, 7 & 9 December 2020 (Virtual)

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will jointly convene a regional virtual workshop on Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 December 2020.

Cir#20/97: Call for Expressions of Interest to Host the 11th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in 2025.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP) is inviting Members to submit an Expression of Interest to host the 11th Pacific Island Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in 2025.

Cir#20/96: Capacity Building related to Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs) in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries Phase III: ACPMEA Phase 3 Project.

The Project on capacity building related to MEAs in the ACP Countries is a partnership initiative between the European Commission, the Secretariat of the ACP, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The aim of the project is to empower stakeholders to address environmental challenges and to reap the benefits of improved environmental management at the national and regional levels.

Cir#20/95: Vacancies

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

CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE PROGRAMME, PACIFIC CLIMATE CHANGE CENTRE (PCCC)

  • Technical Adviser - Science to Services, Pacific Climate Change Centre (PCCC)
  • Technical Adviser - Information, Knowledge Management and Brokerage,  PCCC.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 December 2020.

Cir#20/94: Introducing New Staff

SPREP is pleased to announce the following appointments with the Pacific Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Hub within the Climate Change Resilience (CCR) Programme.

Cir#20/93: Deadline Extension for the High-level Vemōōre Declaration - 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.

We would like to inform you that the deadline for comments on the Vemōōre Declaration for the high-level segment of the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas which was due on 2 November, 2020 has now been extended to Friday, 13 November 2020.

Cir#20/92: Deadline Extension for the High-level Vemōōre Declaration - 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.

We would like to inform you that the deadline for comments on the Vemōōre Declaration for the high-level segment of the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas which was due on 2 November, 2020 has now been extended to Friday, 13 November 2020.

Cir#20/91: Report of the Second SPREP Executive Board Meeting (2-4 September 2020), and SPREP Supplementary Budget 2021.

We are pleased to attached the final reports for the Second SPREP Executive Board Meeting held virtually from 2-4 September 2020 for your information and records. We have also included the Agreed Outcomes document sent to all Members immediately after the meeting on 11 September 2020.

Cir#20/90:Call for nominations: Virtual training on Understanding Access to Climate Finance, 12 November - 11 December 2020, Pacific Climate Change Centre, SPREP, Apia, Samoa.

We have the pleasure to inform you that the nominations for the regional training on "Understanding Access to Climate Finance" is now open.

Cir#20/89: Invitation: 10th pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, High-Level Segment, 26 November 2020

The Government of New Caledonia in partnership with the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will be virtually hosting the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas from 24 - 27 November, 2020.

Link: [email protected]

Cir#20/88: Invitation: 10th Pacific islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, High-Level Segment, 26 November 2020

The Government of New Caledonia in partnership with the pacific islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) will be virtually hosting the 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas from 24 - 27 November, 2020.

Link: [email protected]