SPREP is the regional organisation established by the Governments and Administrations of the Pacific charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources of the Pacific.
The Headquarters is based in Apia, Samoa with other SPREP offices in Fiji, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Vanuatu.
SPREP has around 150 staff recruited from around the Pacific region and the world, and has an annual budget of approximately USD35 million in 2022.
The establishment of SPREP in 1993 sends a clear signal to the global community of the deep commitment of Pacific island Governments and Administrations for better management of the environment within the context of sustainable development.
The strategic direction for SPREP is clearly set out in the 2017-2026 SPREP Strategic Plan. The Plan outlines the mandate, vision and programmes for the organisation, and places strong emphasis on effective delivery of services to SPREP Member countries and territories.
SPREP’s mandate is to promote cooperation in the Pacific region and provide assistance in order to protect and improve its environment and to ensure sustainable development for present and future generations.
SPREP is guided by its vision for the future: “A resilient Pacific environment, sustaining our livelihoods and natural heritage in harmony with our cultures”.
SPREP has 21 Pacific island member countries and territories (American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futuna) and five metropolitan countries (Australia, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States of America) with direct interests in the region.
Visit our Member Country Profiles section for more information.
Four regional goals to achieving resilience and sustainable Pacific communities:
Regional Goal 1 - Pacific people benefit from strengthened resilience to climate change
Regional Goal 2 - Pacific people benefit from healthy and resilient island and ocean ecosystems
Regional Goal 3 - Pacific people benefit from improved waste management and pollution control
Regional Goal 4 - Pacific people and their environment benefit from commitment to and best practice of environmental governance
These define the core priorities and focus of SPREP in the areas of:
- Climate Change Resilience
- Island and Ocean Ecosystems
- Effective Waste Management and Pollution Control
- Environmental Governance
SPREP approaches the environmental challenges faced by the Pacific guided by four simple Values. These values guide all aspects of our work.
- We value the Environment
- We value our People
- We value high quality and targeted Service Delivery
- We value Integrity
The SPREP Secretariat continues to strengthen and realign its institutional capacities, competencies, and systems to best support its Members by delivering more integrated, responsive, and cost-effective services to Members and partners and by better coordinating regional efforts.
Organisation Goal 1
SPREP has information, knowledge, and communications systems that get the right information to the right people at the right time and influence positive organisational, behavioural and environmental change.
Organisation Goal 2
SPREP has multi-disciplinary processes in programme delivery and in supporting members to develop national and regional policies and strategies.
Organisation Goal 3
SPREP has a reliable and sustainable funding base to achieve environmental outcomes for the benefit of the Pacific islands region and manages its programmes and operations to stay within its agreed budget.
Organisation Goal 4
SPREP is leading and engaged in productive partnerships and collaboration.
Organisation Goal 5
SPREP has access to a pool of people with the attitudes, knowledge, and skills to enable it to deliver on its shared regional vision.
You can view our staff list at the Our Team section.