21 Sep 2005

Director of Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme re-appointed

1:21 pm on 21 September 2005

The director of the Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme, or SPREP, Asterio Takesy of the Federated States of Micronesia, has been re-appointed for a second three-year term.

Mr Takesy says he's focussed his leadership on making SPREP more community-orientated.

The environmental issues SPREP tackles includes pollution prevention, climate change, sustainable economic development, and nature conservation.

Mr Takesy says SPREP is endeavouring to take the region on a path based on assimilating scientific knowledge, that is practical and can be used by people in their daily lives.