3rd Clean Pacific Roundtable 2021:
Technical Session 1: Government

Government plays a pivotal role in creating the framework that industry and community manage their business and the environment. Government Policy on environmental management requirements, and any associated compliance activities provide strong rules and requirements for the management of public health and the environment. 

The goal is for countries of the Pacific to understand the value of implementing a robust legislative framework that is aligned (where necessary) with other Pacific Island Countries, and is structured to both encourage business activity, whilst ensuring the protection of human health and the environment.

3rd Clean Pacific Roundtable 2021:
Dive, Side Event 3: Legislative/Policy Controls for Asbestos

The session will look the importance of nation states’ regulations to reduce and eventually eliminate the trade in ACM as well as the need for a policy/regulatory framework to protect workers’ health from the adverse impacts of ACM. The objective is to inform, persuade, and get recommitment by participating countries of the importance of a legislative/regulatory framework within each country to address impacts of ACM in the environment

3rd Clean Pacific Roundtable 2021:
Dive, Side Event 4: Disaster Waste Management

Natural disasters are closely associated with large quantities of waste, including building debris, fallen trees, and hazardous waste which is a threat to community health, safety, and the environment. However, it is often managed in an ad hoc manner and can be a major obstacle to the much-needed emergency relief operations and cause delay to humanitarian efforts by blocking access to affected communities. 

The Deep Dive Session of the 3rd CPRT aims to highlight how managing Disaster Waste contribute towards a country’s resiliency and showcase how some Pacific countries have mainstreamed Disaster Waste Management into National Disaster Management frameworks.

3rd Clean Pacific Roundtable 2021:
Side Event 5: A TALANOA on how effective the role of women, youth and communities are, in the implementation of the regional multilateral environmental agreements (MEA’s) is in addressing Waste? 

How can challenges facing women, youth and communities from the 3 regional Hubs be addressed in a holistic, coordinated manner? What considerations to take on board? 
Through the south-south cooperation, how can women, youth and communities’ benefit from this regional partnership? 

This session will attempt to answer these questions and more. The TALANOA is designed to strengthen regional collaboration of the 3 Hubs under the ACP MEAs Programme, namely: Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP).