"In September last year, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters announced New Zealand's commitment to cooperating with Japan, Samoa and SPREP
to help set up the Pacific Climate Change Centre on SPREP
's Apia campus," Aupito William Sio said.
Irregular rainfalls resulting in floods and droughts will have a devastating impact on agricultural production, forcing reliance on imported foods and threatening the livelihood of local farmers (Harris, 2014; SPREP
22/03/2012, SECRETARIAT OF THE PACIFIC ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME, SPREP
-- To feed everybody we need to secure water in sufficient quality and quantity.
including the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP
The two nations belong to a variety of regional organizations, including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum; the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF); the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC); and the South Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP
Indeed, with the establishment of the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP
) in 1982, the hope and intention for the Pacific was to protect and improve the environment and ensure its sustainable development through such multi-lateral country and donor co-operation.