Cir#19/15: International Association for Impact Assessment 39th conference and Pacific Day,29th April to 2nd May, 2019 Brisbane, Australia

SPREP would like to inform you of the upcoming International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) 39th Conference (IAIA 19) in Brisbane, Australia from April 29th to May 2nd. The conference brings Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) specialists together from across the globe to share experiences, new ideas, best practices, network, and learn from each other and provides training opportunities. The IAIA is the leading global impact assessment association and their annual conference always provides new insights and ways forward for Impact Assessment. This is the 39th conference and the theme of this year’s conference is “Evolution or Revolution: Where next for impact assessment?”

Cir#19/14: Oceania Regional Preparatory Meeting

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

Cir#19/12: Invitation to Project Inception and Planning Meeting - Intra-ACP GCCA+Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) Project

The PACRES project aims to ensure better regional and national adaptation and mitigation responses to climate change challenges faced by Pacific ACP countries. It will be implemented in close alignment with the GCCA+ SUPA project.

Cir#19/11: SPREP Calendar of Events for 2019

The SPREP Calendar of Events for 2019 will be shared quarterly.

Cir#19/10:Dates for the 29th SPREP Meeting and Related Meetings in 2019

Please note the dates of the SPREP meeting in 2019.

Cir#19/09:Introduction of the PacWaste Plus Project

SPREP is delighted to inform you that SPREP and the European Union’s Delegation for the Pacific
have signed the PAGoDA to enable the PacWaste Plus project to commence in the region.
 

Cir#19/08: Staff Appointments

SPREP is pleased to announce the following appointments:

  •  Mr. Dominic Sadler, Invasive Species Coordinator
  •  Dr. Sascha Fuller, Pacific Node Coordinator, under MOU with the University of Newcastle, Australia
Cir#19/07: SPREP Vacancy
  • PacWaste Plus, Communications Officer

Applications Are Invited For The Above Positions That Are Being Advertised Within SPREP Apia, Samoa.
 

Cir#19/06:Save the Date – GCF National Designated Authority Workshop (18-20 March), Apia, Samoa

SPREP will convene a GCF National Designated Authority Workshop from 18 – 20 March 2019 to
take place in Apia Samoa.

Cir#19/05:STAFF_APPOINTMENT

SPREP Is Pleased To Announce Their New Staff Appointment

Cir#19/02: Vacancies
  • PacWaste Plus, Finance and Procurement Officer
  • Project Manager, By-catch and Integrated Ecosystem Management
  • Ecosystem and Biodiversity Officer
Cir#19/01: A Better World - Action and Commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals

With the establishment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, the Human Development Forum has expanded its publishing operations with the creation of a series of volumes entitled “A Better World”, each dedicated to one or more of the 17 SDGs.

 

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.

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

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

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

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

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.