Cir#18-76: Update on SPREP GEF Support

Please find attached for your information an amended circular 18-74.

Cir#18/74:Update on SPREP GEF Support

Please be advised that in the absence of a GEF Support Adviser, the newly established Project
Coordinating Unit Team will provide the support required.

 

Please also refer to circular 18/76 for more details.

Cir#18/75:SPREP Vacancy

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

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Cir#18/73: Experts Workshop to Define Bioregions for the South Western Pacific Ocean

SPREP and CSIRO, Australia will convene the 2nd regional workshop to develop a bioregionalisation for the South Western Pacific Ocean, to take place at Nadi, Fiji from the 12- 14 March 2019. The purpose of the workshop is to finalise bioregional boundaries and descriptions for the Western South Pacific Ocean. National level experts and other thematic experts on regional data and information have collaborated to develop preliminary bioregional boundaries and descriptions for the region (Annex 1). The report from this workshop can be downloaded from

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Cir#18/72: Seventh Meeting of the Waigani Convention Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC-7)

As agreed to in the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Waigani Convention (COP-9) held in Apia in September in 2017, I am pleased to advise that the Seventh Meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC-7) of the Waigani Convention and the Sixth Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Pacific Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the joint implementation of the Waigani and Basel Conventions (SCPRC-6) will be held from the 19th–21st February 2019. In addition to these meetings, the Fifth Meeting of the GEF-PAS uPOPs project Steering Committee (GEF-PAS uPOPs-5) together with an evaluation meeting of the Minamata Initial Assessment and the National Implementation Plan projects and a consultation meeting for the ISLANDS proposal under the GEF-7 funding cycle will be held from the 25th February–1st March, 2019. All these meetings will be held in Nadi, Fiji.

Cir#18/71: SPREP Vacancies
  • Meteorology and Climatology Adviser
  • Coastal Marine and Ecosystem Adviser (Re-advertisement) Previous applicants do not need to reapply as all applications received will be considered
  • Threatened and Migratory Species Adviser (Re-advertisement) Previous applicants do not need to reapply as all applications received will be considered

Applications are invited for the above positions that are being advertised within SPREP Apia, Samoa.
The closing date for applications is:
Friday, 18th January 2019

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Cir#18/70: UNFCCC COP24 Information and Briefing Papers for the Pacific Island Countries Delegations

In line with the UNFCCC COP24 One-CROP Plus Engagement Plan, the One-CROP Plus Team have updated technical briefing papers on negotiation threads as identified by the Pacific as priorities for the upcoming UNFCCC negotiations.

Cir#18/69: SPREP STAFF APPOINTMENT

SPREP Is Pleased To Announce Their New Staff Appointment

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Cir#18/68: Oceania 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), 25 – 27 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 – 27 March, 2019 at the SPREP Campus in Samoa.

Cir#18/67:Oceania 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), 25 – 27 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 – 27 March, 2019 at the SPREP Campus in Samoa

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