SPREP to hold workshop at PIEC

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program will host a session at the 29th Pacific Islands Environmental Conference on Day 1 and offer a full-day workshop on June 16. The conference is open for registration at www.deq.gov.mp.

The SPREP is an intergovernmental organization based in Apia, Samoa. The organization is held accountable by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to ensure the protection sustainable development of the region’s natural resources.

SPREP will host a session that highlights the environmental impact assessment process.

SPREP representatives will be featured in a breakout session during the conference and again during a post-conference workshop. With the increase in the amount of permit applications submitted to BECQ, it would be diligent to inform contractors, environmental consultants, and members of the public of the stringent requirements of the permitting process.

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Sustainable Pacific: Preparing for Change, Voyaging with Knowledge” The conference agenda will focus on climate change and island resilience, approaches to sustainable development, and the connections between public health and the environment.

During the 29th PIEC, more than 300 delegates from the environmental protection professions including managers, field representatives, government officials, private companies and non-profit groups are expected to be in attendance. Attendees will come from across the Pacific, American Samoa, Guam, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. There will also be representatives from the U.S. mainland and international locations.

Interested persons can register at deq.gov.mp. The registration fee is $50 for the three days, or $20 for per day. (PR)

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