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 SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG)

This publication ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment – Guidelines for Pacific Island Countries and
Territories’ has been prepared to provide guidance on the application of SEA as a tool to support
environmental planning, policy and informed decision making. It provides background on the use and
benefits of SEA as well as providing tips and guiding steps on the process, including case studies, toolkits
and checklists for conducting an SEA in the Appendices.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This first state of the environment report for the Pacific region uses regional environment indicators to assess the status, trends, and data quality and availability for the endorsed Pacific environmental priorities. This report also includes an update of the State of Conservation in Oceania report produced in 2013, which was endorsed and published in 2017.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This dataset hosts 31 individual environmental indicator assessments that are in the **State of Environment and Conservation in the Pacific Islands : 2020 Regional report.**

Regional indicators are used to understand the current status of conservation in the region and to establish a process for periodic reviews of the status of biodiversity and implementation of environmental management measures in the Pacific islands region.

Each Pacific regional indicator is assessed with regard to:

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

A presentation on water issues (i.e catchment deterioration, low river flows (dry season), frequent flash-flood (wet season), changed river flow patterns over time, high soil erosion, turbid & colored water) and culture (i.e, customary land ownership, ownership of river courses) in Samoa.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

An assessment framework based on key habitats in Samoa:

* cloud forest and uplands

* lowlands, coastal strand

* nearshore marine, offshore marine, and rivers and streams

* climate change, air quality, waste disposal, renewable energy, and population pressures.

It also assesses the status of Samoa’s species of high conservation value, especially those that are endemic and critically endangered.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Environment related legislation review of Samoa.

**Please submit new information or corrections as the reviews will be updated annually.**

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

This dataset holds all CIM Plans for each district of Samoa. The CIM Plans are envisaged as blueprints for climate change interventions across all development sectors reflecting the programmatic approach to climate resilience adaptation taken by the Government of Samoa.

The proposed interventions outlined in the CIM Plans are also linked to the Strategy for the Development of Samoa 2016/17 – 2019/20 and the relevant ministry sector plans.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

This dataset holds the 'Water and Sanitation" sector plans for Samoa;

* Water Sector Plan and Framework for Action (2008/9-2011/12)

* Water and Sanitation Sector Plan 2012 - 2016 + Samoan version

* Water and Sanitation Sector Plan : Framework for Action 2016 - 2020

Excel Data herein were extracted from the above reports

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

The WASH Baseline Survey is an initiative of the Water and Sanitation Sector which aims to:

1. Gain a better understanding of the water and sanitation situation nationally; and
2. Collect information about Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of the population regarding water use, sanitation status and hygiene behaviour.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

The NESP is a compilation of efforts and contributions across the sector which is a clear reflection of Samoa's
collective responsibility as 'custodians' of the environment.

The National Environment Sector Plan (NESP) 2017 ‐ 2021 updates the NESP 2013‐2016. It is based on the most
recent State of the Environment (SOE) assessment documented in 2013, lessons learned from the previous NESP
and outcomes of the Sector SWOT Analysis, which was conducted as part of the NESP review and update process

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Convention for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region (1986) is also known as the SPREP Convention or Noumea Convention. The Convention has two Protocols that also entered into force in 1990. This Convention is the major multilateral umbrella agreement in the Pacific Region for the protection of natural resources and the environment.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Forum Leaders embrace Pacific regionalism as:

*The expression of a common sense of identity and purpose, leading progressively to the sharing of institutions, resources, and markets, with the purpose of complementing national efforts, overcoming common constraints, and enhancing sustainable and inclusive development within Pacific countries and territories and for the Pacific region as a whole*

Principal objectives are;

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This list of indicators was developed through the Inform project at SPREP for use by Pacific Islands countries (PICs) to meet their national and international reporting obligations. The indicators are typically adopted by PICs for their State of Environment reports and are intended to be re-used for a range of MEA and SDG reporting targets. The indicators have been designed to be measurable and repeatable so that countries can track key aspect of environmental health over time.

 SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG)

The objective of this regional meeting is to build the capacity of the 14 project target countries, with an aim to build an open data community amongst the users of the national data portals and inform outputs. This is intended to improve south-south collaboration, enhance the opportunity for sustainability and increase the feeling of ownership and belonging amongst the project countries.

This will be delivered by real world application of Inform developed processes and tools, focused on a common area to all countries; protected areas.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This report provides a comprehensive overview of Wallis and Futuna’s biodiversity, conservation framework
and wetland fauna and flora.

*could be used for the regional SOE initiative*

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Integrated Island Management (IIM), responds to the unique circumstances of small island ecosystems through development of holistic integrated management systems that operate at the scale of ecological, social or physical processes within, and to, islands.

This report highlights the principals and lessons learned with case studies on IIM

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The number of multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) and institutions has grown steadily over the last few decades. The work taking place under these agreements and within these institutions is increasing in volume and specificity, and it is having an increasingly substantive impact, particularly as there is an increasing focus on practical implementation.

This edition of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement Negotiator’s Handbook principally to respond to the need for a practical reference tool to assist in addressing the many complex challenges in such negotiations.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Protected Areas Working Group (PAWG) Action Plan 2014-2020 aligns with the Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas (Framework) in terms of time span and objectives. The Action Plan was developed during a series of planning meetings and the Annual meeting of PAWG held in July 2015.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A link to the Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP) which aims to facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise among the Pacific Islands Protected Area practitioners.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This policy applies to SPREP’s own data as well as data held by SPREP on behalf of government agencies and partners within the Pacific.