P.M. presented with copy of "In the Eye of the Storm"

Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has been presented with a copy of a book titled “In the Eye of the Storm – Reflections from the Second Pacific Climate Change Conference.” 

The book was launched during the recent virtual 2020 Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change conference. 

At his office, the Director General of the  Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (S.P.R.E.P.), Leota Kosi Latu, presented the book to the Prime Minister.

According to a statement, the book is a compilation of the contributions of some of the keynote speakers at the Second Pacific Climate Change Conference held in Wellington in 2018, including Prime Minister Tuilaepa, who delivered the keynote address.

In presenting the book, Director General Leota expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation on behalf of Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington, the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.), and S.P.R.E.P.

“The conference was a huge success, and we received great feedback from participants and presenters alike,” Leota said.

He added that they would like to express their gratitude to the Prime Minister and Government of Samoa for the important role they played in realising that success.

Tuilaepa also signed a copy of the book, which will be sent to the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape, as a token of appreciation for delivering the keynote address during the opening of the conference. 

The Third Pacific Climate Change Conference from 27-30 October 2020 is a partnership between the Government of Samoa, S.P.R.E.P., N.U.S., and Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington. 

The theme of the online conference was ‘Blue Pacific, Climate Action for Climate Resilience.’   

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