SPREP plays a lead role in assisting countries to develop capacity in environmental governance, policy development, planning, monitoring, and reporting for sustainable environmental outcomes and to keep pace with socio-economic development. 

This includes strengthening and supporting political leadership on environmental issues in the region through initiatives such as the Framework for a Pacific Oceanscape and assisting leaders and their delegations in their advocacy in international fora.  

SPREP continues to provide key support to Members in planning for implementation of their multilateral environmental agreement requirements and other enabling frameworks, development of legislation, training and capacity building for environmental impact assessment, and spatial planning. 

This support includes responsibilities to develop regional standards for monitoring and reporting environmental change at both national and regional scales.