An upcoming environmental conference on Saipan, the 29th Annual Pacific Islands Environment Conference, will focus on sustainable living and how to battle different climate challenges.
This will be a three-day conference that will focus on ways that the community of the Northern Marianas could sustain life on the islands much longer.
The conference’s keynote speakers specialize in each of the three main topics: climate change and island resilience, sustainable development, and connections between public health and the environment.
They will share their experiences with climate change, ways to sustain development while protecting the environment, and how to manage risks to public health.
The conference will last from June 13 to 16. Each conference day will begin at 8am and end at 4:30pm. Different speakers will be showcased each day; there will be open forum discussions with panelists from the Commonwealth, Palau, Marshall Islands, Guam, Samoa, Phonpei, and Yap.
According to Bureau of Environmental Coastal Quality’s Pesticide and Storage Tank manager Reina Camacho, the goal is to learn from other in dealing with environmental issues and hopefully adapt these into the Commonwealth.
Registration for all three days will cost $50 online. Onsite registration will cost $75. Northern Marianas College students may register for free.
For additional information, visit the Division of Environmental Quality’s website at deq.gov.mp or call BECQ at 664-8500.