Thursday, February 6, 2014

4th FSM National Environment Conference to be held from March 18-21, 2014 in Kosrae

FSMIS (February 6, 2014): The State Governments, departments and office of the National Government and various NGO partners have been informed of the upcoming Environment Conference to be held in the State of Kosrae.

The conference will enable participants to work on the coordination of National and State environment and resource management activities and provide the opportunity to view updates on recent developments in specific jurisdictions. The conference will also address the prioritization of the "areas of intervention", looking at the types of specific management activities that should be targeted to maximize environmental benefits.

The FSM-wide four-day meeting will bring together State and National environment and resource managers, planners and NGO partners to ensure a broad network in coordinating and prioritizing activities related to the Environment Sector under the Compact of Free Association with the United States. These stakeholders will also consider anticipated funding source under the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Sixth Replenishment and other financing mechanisms.

The provisional agenda indicates a number of important discussion areas, including the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change; the GEF Star Program with the United Nation Development Program; and a number of presentations to be conducted by the College of Micronesia-FSM, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the International Office of Migration, the Micronesian Conservation Trust, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program, and other State and National Government entities.

The conference is made possible with significant assistance from the Micronesian Conservation Trust, the Global Environmental Facility and the United Nation Environment Program along with the FSM National Government.  

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