Pacific Women’s Ministerial Workshop on Climate Change
21 July 2011 (Nadir, Fiji)

Convened by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the one-day Pacific Women’s Ministerial Workshop on Climate Change focused on promoting and incorporating gender and women’s rights into climate change strategies in the region. The meeting endorsed calls for the need to recognize the value of local and traditional knowledge alongside scientific knowledge, to facilitate adaptation and mitigation efforts to combat climate change in the PacificIslands. “There is a need for empirical, traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge to connect with each other and to be discussed at the same forums. There is also a need to translate climate change issues in simple and local language and distribute this information widely and in particular at community level,” said Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Community Development, the Hon. Dame Carol Kidu. Read the press release …