Tonga to host major international whale conservation conference
Whales in a Changing Ocean, Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 4 - 6 April 2017Whales in a Changing Ocean is a new approach to whale conservation. The three-day event will focus on emerging threats to Pacific whales and will bring together political decision-makers, scientists, community, industry and development partners to investigate future legislative and research needs as well as designin... More detail
SPREP strengthens partnership with the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)
2017 began in the spirit of partnership for the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), officially becoming a Friend of the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA).
Working to promote action to build resilient and sustainable island communities, GLISPA is a partnership aiming to inspire leadership, catalyse commitments and facilitate collaboration for a... More detail
Turning the tide on the war against waste
A wave of innovative new waste management initiatives and the introduction of landmark legislation, looks set to place Republic of the Marshall Islands at the forefront of sustainable waste management practices in the Pacific islands region.Work towards the transformation of the waste management on the small island nation has been made possible through close collaboration betwe... More detail
From Paris to Marrakech to the Pacific, an overview of the UN Climate COP22 outcomes
Mr Kosi Latu, Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)"While the Twenty-second Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP23) may be over, it was straight from one monumental environment event to another with the start of the Thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Divers... More detail
EBSA, on the agenda at the global biodiversity conference
15 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - There's a buzz-acronym at the global biodiversity talks that is heard often, it helps the 198 Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity meet their obligation to halt global biodiversity loss.
EBSA which stands for Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas in open-ocean waters and deep sea habitats, that help to support... More detail
The Cartagena Protocol and the Pacific islands
15 December 2016, CBD COP13, Cancun Mexico - How much do you know about the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety and why it is important for the Pacific islands?There are ten Pacific parties to this Protocol which aims to ensure the safe transport, handling and use of living modified organisms (LMO) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biodiversity.Fi... More detail