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STAR conference focuses on sustainable resources

June 24, 2017 1:43 am

Avenues on sustainable management of the regions oceans and island resources will be discussed at the upcoming Science, Technology and Resources Network (STAR) conference.

The STAR conference will be hosted by the Lands and Mineral resources ministry with the theme “Geoscience and Sustainable Ocean and Islands Resources in the Pacific Island Region”.

The forum will provide an opportunity for delegates to present tangible development agenda in the areas of prime importance to the Pacific Small Island Developing States and the region.

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Ministry’s Permanent Secretary and Chair of STAR steering committee, Malakai Finau says the conference is a meeting of Geoscientists and related sciences and would reflect on the linkage between the Geosciences and the Oceans and Islands and its natural resources.

Leading regional geoscience, technology and resource specialists are expected to convene at the conference to draw attention to opportunities that can be realised from Sustainable Development Goals 14 on Oceans.

This is to provide new focus for the development of targets that can be measured and tracked upon good scientific principles and data.

The conference will be held in Nadi from Monday and ends on Thursday next week.

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