SUVA, (FIJIAN GOVT) – Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs RatuInoke Kubuabola opened the new Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Office in Suva Tuesday.
Fiji has been a valued SPREP member since it’s formation as an independent regional organisation.
This office hosts the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project which focusses on strengthening and protecting the role of natural ecosystem services to enhance resilience with activities in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The five-year project which began last year is funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and is implemented by SPREP in partnership with the governments of Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The office in Suva supports the three-country project, and complements the field offices in the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Fiji-based staff includes the PEBACC project manager, national project officer, communications officer, and finance and administration officer.