July 29, 2013
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 a presentation which covered key issues of food security and toxic chemicals.
– over-use of pesticides and availability of alternatives or alternative practices;
– impacts of toxic substances including methlymercury in fish and the need to reduce emissions of mercury at source;
– impacts of poor waste management, especially e-waste; and
– emerging issues such as EDCs and deepsea minerals mining and its impact on the environment and the food web.
Have a look at the presentation here