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Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Vulnerability Assessment

Pages from Final-digital-smThroughout the tropical Pacific, fisheries and aquaculture make vital contributions to economic development, government revenue, food security, and livelihoods. Climate change, and ocean acidification, are expected to have profound effects on the status and distribution of coastal and oceanic habitats, the fish and invertebrates they support and, as a result, the productivity of fisheries and aquaculture.

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A guide to the linkages between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, NBSAPs and the Objectives of the Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region 2014-2020

Pages from linkagesThe main objectives of this guide are to: ƒƒbuild clear linkages and synergies between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific islands region 2014–2020, and NBSAPs; ƒƒassist in harmonising coordination and implementation of conservation efforts towards the achievement of priorities in the NBSAPs which will subsequently contribute to the achievement of relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets as well as Framework objectives.

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The State of Asbestos in the Pacific

Pages from The State of Asbestos in the Pacific1-2The regional survey was undertaken by the PacWaste (Pacific Hazardous Waste Management) project – a €7.85 million, four year project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to improve regional hazardous waste management across the Pacific.

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Integrated vulnerability assessment framework for atoll islands : a collaborative approach

Pages from iva-framework-atollsThis resource material is designed as a generic guide for planning, implementing and reporting an integrated vulnerability assessment (IVA) that targets atoll communities in the Pacific Islands region. It is based on a sustainable livelihoods-based approach that combines the assessment of vulnerability to both climate change and disasters.

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Drought management and response plan for Abaiang Island Community : Summary

Pages from drought-mrp-abaiang-kiribati-summary This publication is about droughts in Abaiang, Kiribati. Drought occurs in Abaiang after long periods of low rainfall. In some villages, this causes fresh well water to turn brackish and this impacts communities and individuals ability to access fresh water and maintain their health and livelihood. Drought occurs at dierent times in each village depending on their vulnerability to drought.

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Abaiang island, Kiribati : a whole-of-island integrated vulnerability assessment

Pages from abaiang-kiribati-iva-assessment-reportThis report presents the outcomes of a Whole-of-Island Integrated Vulnerability Assessment (WoI-IVA) conducted on Abaiang Atoll in Kiribati in September 2013. The WoI approach to vulnerability assessment and resilience development was initiated by the Government of Kiribati, and Abaiang Atoll was selected as the first site to trial this approach. The 2013 vulnerability assessment was guided by the first draft of the WoI-IVA framework (SPC 2014), which was conceptualised and developed by the Kiribati National Expert Group (KNEG) in collaboration with the Pacific Community (SPC), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
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Whole of island approach, Abaiang atoll, Kiribati : integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessment - synthesis report

Pages from iva-assessment-synthesis-abaiang The Government of Kiribati selected Abaiang and Tabiteuea North from a group of atolls considered 'most vulnerable'. Then due to factors such as the inland shift of 80 metres of the coastline threatening Tebunginako village and the comparatively large population size and proximity to Tarawa, Abaiang was selected as the first atoll for the Whole of Island approach to take place.

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Pacific guidelines for INDCs : a guide to the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and their further implementation

Pages from INDC-guidelinesThis guide provides practical guidance to Pacific island countries (PICs) on how to prepare their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or 'INDCs' to be submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat.

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Powering up remote Tuvalu through solar

Pages from Tuvalu-Final-web-Nov15In February 2015, PIGGAREP sent a small team to the remote islands of Tuvalu to find out about how access to 24 hour solar power looks set to change people’s lives. This publication, and a companion film, document some of the discussions between the PIGGAREP team and local communities about the many benefits that will come about as a result of powering up remote Tuvalu by solar.

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Rapid Biodiversity Assessment (BIORAP) of Republic of Nauru

Pages from Nauru-BIORAP-WebThe purpose of the Nauru BIORA P was to improve the state of knowledge of marine and terrestrial ecosystems, to provide a scientific basis for the conservation and management of nationally, regionally and globally important ecosystems and species. A particular focus was to identify areas of conservation value and to investigate opportunities for establishing marine and terrestrial protected areas. A fundamental principle is that decision-making should rest with resource owners and communities. The BIORAP provided opportunities for community members and Government staff to participate and receive training from the expert team.

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Pacific Islands Shark and Ray : policy brief

Pages from shark-ray-policy-briefWhile management of tuna and other commercial fish stocks is not core business for SPREP, maintenance of a productive oceanic ecosystem and conservation of threatened and migratory species clearly is core business, which is why SPREP has prepared this Policy Brief dealing with conservation of shark and ray populations. The aim of this Brief is to summarise the status and trends of shark and ray species in the Pacific islands region, and to provide advice on their conservation to PICT governments.


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A tamaliki ko gaasue! : se tala ki mafulifuliga o tau o aso

Pages from Tuvalu version Children take Action 2015 webThis story is to assist the process of learning about climate and climate change.  We hope it will spur you and your young readers on to learn more about the global challenge of climate change and what steps each child can take to deal with a global problem through his or her everyday actions.

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Ko e savea ki he ngaahi me'amo'ui 'o e vahefonua Vava'u', Pule'anga 'o Tonga : lipooti fakatahataha ko e ola tefito' mo e ngaahi fokotu'u'

Pages from Tonga-Web-smallKo e savea ki he ngaahi me′amo′ui ko e polokalama fekumi ki he me′a mo′ui, na′e fakahoko ′i he ′ātakai ′o e ngaahi potu tahi΄ mo e ngaahi konga fonua΄, pea na′e fakataumu′a ia ke vakai′i ′a e felālāve′i ′a e ngaahi me′amo′ui ′o e ngaahi feitu′u ′oku tokolahi taha ai.

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Rapid Biodiversity Assessment (BIORAP) of the Vava'u Archipelago, Kingdom of Tonga

Pages from Vavau-Biorap-Final-smallThe Biological Rapid Assessment Programme (BIORAP) is a biological survey based on a concept developed by Conservation International and designed to use scientific information to catalyse conservation action.  BIORAP methods are designed to rapidly assess the biodiversity of highly diverse areas and to train local scientists in biodiversity survey techniques. The BIORAP can be considered a spatial and temporal 'snapshot' of Vava'u's full range of biodiversity.

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SPREP Annual Report 2014

Pages from AnnRep2014The 2014 Annual Report, available in both English and French, documents the many projects and activities through which SPREP has supported Pacific island Member countries and territories to address their environmental and development challenges in 2014. These challenges include climate change - identified by Pacific Leaders as the major challenge facing the region; biodiversity loss - with rates of loss among some of the highest in the world for some species; and ever increasing levels of solid and hazardous waste in Pacific countries and territories ...

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PACC Demonstration Guide: Piloting climate change adaptation in food production and food security on low-lying atolls of Solomon Islands (PTR19)

Pages from PACCTechRep19This demonstration guide provides a comprehensive description of the Solomon Islands PACC project, from inception and early planning stages, through design and implementation, to monitoring and evaluation. Aimed primarily at climate change practitioners across the Pacific region, it gives details of the planning and execution of this food security project, with a focus on lessons learned along the way and best practices identified.

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Waste Assessment Guide: for the export and import of used lubricant and used oil

Pages from waste-assessment-guideThis document provides guidance on the procedures that should be followed when exporting or importing used lubricants and used oil, in order to comply with the international conventions that govern the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes. It is intended for use by individuals and companies involved in exporting or importing used oil, and by the government agencies tasked with ensuring that the movements are completed in accordance with national and international requirements.
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Managing the impacts of the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) in French Polynesia

Pages from LittleFireAnts ENG2This report is the result of a scoping trip to the Island of Tahiti in French Polynesia by a team from the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP). The purpose of this trip was to study the recent invasion by the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata), assist with recommendations for mitigating the impacts of the species, develop waste management procedures that minimize further spread, and make suggestions for biosecurity planning. This report contains an assessment of the spatial distribution of little fire ants, a review of the history of introduction and spread of little fire ants and details of the current situation in the municipality of Mahina.
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PACC Demonstration Guide: Integrating climate risk into coastal road design in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia (PTR18)

Pages from PACCTechRep18-webThis report focuses specifically on the demonstration project, with a brief summary of the achievements in mainstreaming and knowledge building. Aimed primarily at climate change practitioners across the Pacific region, it describes the project from inception and early planning stages, through design and implementation,to monitoring and evaluation, with a focus on lessons learned along the way and best practices identified. As with the demonstration guides from the other PACC projects, the hope is that future projects can build on the experiences of PACC, contributing to a more resilient Pacific region.

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PACC Demonstration Guide: building resilience to climate change in lowland farming communities in Fiji (PTR17)

Pages from PACCTechRep17-webThis demonstration guide provides a comprehensive description of the Fiji PACC project, from inception and early planning stages, through design and implementation, to monitoring and evaluation. Aimed primarily at climate change practitioners across the Pacific region, it gives details of the planning and execution of this food security project, with a focus on lessons learned along the way and best practices identified. As with the demonstration guides from the other PACC projects, the hope is that future projects can build on the experiences of PACC, contributing to a more resilient Pacific region.

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PACC Demonstration Guide: Improving resilience of the water supply for Hihifo District, Tonga (PTR16)

Pages from PACCTechRep16-Tonga-finalwebThe PACC project in Tonga focuses on water resources management, and specifically on improving the water supply system in Hihifo District, Tongatapu. Adaptation measures demonstrated by the project include upgrading water infrastructure to improve water collection and storage, increasing the options for sourcing and distributing water, and improving water quality. The project worked with the six villages of Fo'ui, Ha'avakatolo, Kolovai, 'Ahau, Kanokupolu, and Ha'atafu.

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PACC Demonstration Guide: Improving rainwater harvesting infrastructure in Tokelau (PTR15)

Pages from PACCTechRep15-Tokelau-final-webIn Tokelau, the PACC+ project is building resilience to drought by improving the territory's water resources management. This guide, developed as part of the PACC+ demonstration project, details the process undertaken to design and implement various measures to enhance household and communal rainwater harvesting infrastructures in Tokelau.

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PACC Demonstration Guide: Improving domestic rainwater harvesting systems in Niue (PTR14)

Pages from PACCTechRep14-Niue-final-webIn Niue, the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project is building resilience to climate variability and climate change by improving the country's water resources management. This technical report was developed as part of the PACC demonstration project, to detail the process undertaken to design and implement a rainwater tank manufacturing plant in Niue and supply eligible households on Niue with rainwater harvesting systems.

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PACC Demonstration Guide: 'Climate proofing' coastal development on Mangaia Island, Cook Islands (PTR13)

Pages from PACCTechRep13-Final-WebIn the Cook Islands, the PACC project focuses on coastal zone management on Mangaia Island. The objective of the project is to 'climate proof' coastal infrastructure, both through on-the-ground activities and also by mainstreaming climate risk into relevant policy and planning for the coastal zone. This report provides a comprehensive description of the demonstration project, from inception and early planning stages through design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. It also presents best practices and lessons learned along the way that could guide others carrying out similar adaptation activities.

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The Pacific guide to project proposal preparation for the Kyoto Protocol Adaptation Fund

Pages from 1-pacific-guide-to-project-proposal-preparation-for-kyoto-protocol-adaptation-fundThis learning resource is designed to introduce the participants on how to prepare a proposal for the Adaptation Fund (AF) through SPREP as a Regional Implementation Entity (RIE). The course covers the requirements of the AF proposal template, and provides an overview of specific components of the proposal development process.


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Rapid biodiversity assessment (BIORAP) Nauru: synthesis report key findings and recommendations

Pages from Nauru BIORAP Synthesis FINAL webA BIORAP is a biological inventory programme undertaken in marine and terrestrial environments, and is designed to rapidly assess the biodiversity of highly diverse areas. The BIORAP took place in selected terrestrial and marine areas of the Republic of Nauru, June, 2013. Options to manage threats and protect some remaining examples of indigenous biodiversity of national or international significance are recommended to governing communities.

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Rapid biodiversity assessment (BIORAP) of upland Savai'i, Samoa: synthesis report key findings and recommendations

Pages from Savaii-web-loresA BIORAP is a biological inventory programme undertaken in marine and/or terrestrial environments, and is designed to rapidly assess the biodiversity of highly diverse areas. The BIORAP took place in selected areas of the island ecosystems of Savai'i, Samoa in May, 2012. The information gathered provides a scientific basis for empowering communities, relevant government departments, and other partners to make informed conservation management and planning decisions to ensure the long-term conservation of biodiversity, and the essential ecological services it provides.

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La conservation de la nature et les aires protégées dans la région du Pacifique insulaire 2014–2020

Pages from Framework French Final Web 2Le Cadre fournit une orientation aux États et territoires insulaires océaniens (ÉTIO), aux organisations régionales, aux ONG, à la communauté internationale des bailleurs de fonds et aux partenaires qui collaborent à la réalisation des Objectifs mondiaux d'Aichi pour la biodiversité 2020 définis par la Convention sur la diversité biologique (CDB) par la mise en oeuvre des Stratégies et plans d'action nationaux pour la biodiversité (SPANB). Il fournit aux spécialistes de la conservation des orientations sur les pratiques optimales reconnues appliquées dans la région.


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Rapid Biodiversity Assessment (BIORAP) Vava'u: synthesis report

Pages from 5A BIORAP is a biological inventory programme undertaken in marine and terrestrial environments, and is designed to rapidly assess the biodiversity of highly diverse areas.

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Guidebook on Environmental Law : Republic of the Marshall Islands = Kolajerakin Kakien Ko Nan Belaak Ko Belaakid : Republic eo an Ailon Kein (Majol)

Pages from RMI Enviro Law Guidebook ENGLIGH WebThe purpose of this Guidebook is to help awareness and understanding by the citizens of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) of environmental legislation that has been passed for environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. The Guidebook has been prepared as a user-friendly reference book that summarises the rights, prohibitions and obligations that arise in relation to particular prioprity areas for environmental protection and natural resources management.

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