Webinar: Laying the Pacific Building Blocks for a Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution

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Thursday 20 August

15:00 – 16:30 Samoan Time (WST)

14:00 – 15:30 NZST

As the scale of the plastic crisis is being increasingly documented, it is already clear that the large-ocean small-island developing states of the Pacific will pay a disproportionately heavy price for its ecological, economic, social, cultural and health impacts.

  • How are the Pacific island nations responding to the global plastic crisis? Have the measures taken having the expected results?
  • What are the regional initiatives in place to address plastic pollution?
  • Would the plastic pollution problem in the Pacific benefit from a global solution?
  • How can Pacific voices be heard for the safeguard of their interests in the upcoming UNEA negotiations towards a plastic global agreement?

These are some of the questions that the Pacific panelists will address at a 90-minute webinar organised by a coalition of non-state actors in partnership with SPREP.

Confirmed speakers include:

Kosi Latu  – Director General, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Dr. Trisia Farrelly – Massey University’s Political Ecology Research Centre

State Representative – TBC

State Representative – TBC

Various Interventions

Please register here.

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