The survey was undertaken by SPREP to study toxic waste in its member nations, many of which lack the financial resources to address these problems on their own.
As far as this kind of activity goes, the South Pacific nations have insufficient resources--funding and manpower--to address and correct these highly technical and costly problems," says Goldstein, adding that the SPREP report is "an important first step toward comprehensive hazardous waste management in the South Pacific.
SPREP was also instrumental in the negotiation of the Pacific Island's Framework for Action on Climate Change, Climate Variability and Sea Level Rise, which exists to focus and guide all climate change-related science and policy in the region.
20) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Pacific Islands Environmental Outlook (Samoa: UNEP and SPREP, 1999).
27) Paul Holthus, Vulnerability Assessment of Accelerated Sea Level Rise, Case Study: Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands (Apia: SPREP, 1992).
He said : "The work in these areas will focus on practical issues and capacity building to assist SPREP
members with the creation of effective no take marine reserves, including implementation of efficient and effective monitoring and enforcement programs, combating Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing, and the creation of new sustainable tourism revenues based on marine reserves.
IFRC and SPREP
are collaborating to implement the community based component of the project which involves the creation of partnerships between National Meteorological Services (NMS) and Red Cross National Societies in 10 Pacific Nations.
We are pleased to be partnering now with SPREP and the Waitt Foundation to help address some of the practical issues around creating marine reserves and to build capacity in the region to benefit local economies and marine ecosystems.
Jacob James, managing director, Waitt Foundation, added : "Having successfully worked with SPREP on their recent BIORAP in Vava'u, Tonga, and in close partnership with Dr.
The agreement serves to officialize and bolster a partnership to encourage regional cooperation to address the various issues faced by the SPREP
and MSG membership.
In this context as part of the ongoing commitment to the Pacific- Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) program, PACCSAP commissioned SPC to develop the toolkit on climate change for the education sector in collaboration with SPC/GIZ CCCPIR and SPREP
The Fiji Government is happy to announce at this event with the Secretariat of Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP
) that we will be co- hosting with SPREP
the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in November 2013, Minister Saumatua said.