Pacific Neighbours

New Report: Highly hazardous pesticides in the Pacific

New Report: Highly hazardous pesticides in the Pacific

This report is a result of research undertaken by the non-government organisations National Toxics Network, PAN Aotearoa New Zealand, and PAN Asia Pacific and is the first step in helping Pacific island countries and territories identify highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in use and as a starting point to help develop a strategy for their phase(…)

Pharmaceutical pollution reaching alarming levels globally

Pharmaceutical pollution reaching alarming levels globally

The National Toxics Network (NTN) has released a new report and a fact sheet warning that pharmaceutical pollution has reached alarming levels globally, with over 200 different pharmaceuticals detected in aquatic and terrestrial environments, including areas as remote as the Antarctic. The report examines the situation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands. As a(…)

Pacific women address food security and toxic chemicals

Pacific women address food security and toxic chemicals

The Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held from 10-12 July 2013, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji.  It was the second of three regional SIDS preparatory meetings for the Third International Conference on SIDS in 2014. The Major Women’s Group: Creating a Just and Sustainable Future gave(…)

Electronic Waste in the Pacific 0

Electronic waste (e-waste) is a rapidly growing source of environmental pollution in the Pacific region where it is being dumped in wetlands or landfill, or burnt. E-waste includes many toxics chemicals, including: lead and cadmium in circuit boards and monitor cathode ray tubes (CRTs); mercury in switches and flat screen monitors; and brominated flame retardants(…)

Pacific Program for Environmental Health and Justice 0

The Pacific Program for Environmental Health and Justice aims to strengthen the role of Pacific environmental NGOs, thereby contributing to regional and international efforts to grow the global environmental health movement to protect future generations and promote a toxic free future. The project’s prime objective is to improve networking  and build capacity in the area of toxics reduction(…)