Pacific–European Union Waste Management Programme

The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) in partnership with the European Union (EU), will be hosting the Pacific–European Union Waste Management Programme (PacWaste Plus) Inception Meeting in Nadi, Fiji from 27 to 29 May.

Representatives from Cook Islands, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Fiji, Republic of Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu will attend this meeting to discuss the work to be delivered and to confirm project activities and country priorities as this important work is implemented throughout the pacific region.

The PacWaste Plus programme seeks to support the fifteen (15) Pacific countries to reduce the production of, and improve the management of, hazardous wastes, solid wastes and waterways impacted by solid waste. It will work to assist countries to improve data collection to inform decision making; strengthen legislative and policy frameworks; incentivise public and private partnerships in the waste sector; and build the capacity of governments, industry and the community to reduce waste generation, and effectively manage wastes that are generated.

The EUR 16.5 million EU-funded Pacific–European Union Waste Management Programme (PacWaste Plus) was signed in February this year at SPREP’s headquarters in Apia, Samoa by the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica and the Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), Mr Kosi Latu on the occasion of the commissioner’s visit to the Pacific.

SPREP and the EU would like to kindly invite journalists/photographers/cameramen to the opening of this important meeting for the Pacific.

WHEN: Monday 27 May, 2019

WHERE: Novotel Hotel, Nadi, Fiji

TIME: 9:00am – 10:00am

Please note the introduction session is open to media, but the workshops are closed to all but the invited representatives.

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