NES welcome continued Partnerships
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Director General Sefanaia Nawadra paid a courtesy visit to the National Environment Service (NES) on Thursday 3 November 2022. This was an opportunity for NES to discuss its 5-year strategy, the National Environment Policy 2022-32 and key environmental challenges and issues in the Cook Islands.
SPREP this year has provided training on INFORM an online database and recently Environment Impact Assessment and Multilateral Environmental Agreement training. Furthermore aided staff to attend negotiation meetings on the Global Treaty on Plastics and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to name a few.
Halatoa Fua notes “NES welcomes these opportunities and trainings as we are more likely to witness synergies between regulatory policies and data and research.” Halatoa Fua further expressed his gratitude saying “Meitaki Maata Sefanaia and your hard-working team and we look forward to continued collaboration with SPREP.