NES Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Capacity Building Workshop

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) delivered a week-long training program for the National Environment Service Environmental Compliance Department from 7 - 11th November 2022
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NES Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Capacity Building Workshop

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) delivered a week-long training program for the National Environment Service Environmental Compliance Department from 7 – 11th November 2022. 

The training focused on unpacking Environment Impact Assessments by understanding the Environment Management Plans,  identifying Multilateral Environment Agreements and reporting mechanisms and touch-based on Strategic Environment Assessment.

Senior Environmental Officer Mr. Junior Tapoki found the training useful and said “it was good to see that there is an EIA assessment developed by SPREP. It is helpful to see how we can adopt and adapt these assessments to fit out context”

The training recognizes the importance of regional cooperation, furthermore underscores the importance of working collectively to build capacity; and ensuring full participation in decision-making processes.

Mr. Vavia Tangatataia Manager of Environmental Compliance thanks the SPREP Director of EMG programme , Jope Davetanivalu and his team Ivan Diaara and Faasipa Tinai for the  comprehensive training and look forward to working collaboratively with the team in the near future.

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