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SPREP, UNEP to Cooperate on Climate Change

SPREP17 October 2012: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to guide future cooperation and ensure coordinated support to Pacific island countries (PICs).

According to SPREP, the five-year MOU between SPREP and UNEP will help ensure increased cooperation in mutual areas of work and expertise. Planned cooperation includes the exchange of environmental information, and capacity building for PICs to access and manage environmental and climate change resources.

The MOU was signed on the sidelines to the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in Hyderabad, India. [SPREP Press Release]