We need to slow down and reconnect with our Ocean for the future of the planet

By Stuart Minchin, Director-General Pacific Community (SPC) COVID19 has brought the world to a halt. The devastating impact of the global pandemic on people’s lives and the world’s economy is a jarring and historic turning point for all of us but it is…

PW Podcast S02-03: Safety at Sea

For centuries, pacific people have traveled across the vast oceans using traditional canoes and other means of transportation. Today hundreds of thousands of people are dependent on sea and shipping services for business, inter-island travel or just the…

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in maritime sector saving thousands for boat operators

Pacific domestic vessels equipped with solar systems are saving up to 32% per year on operational costs, equivalent to AUD 48,000 as part of a new pilot project focused on reducing emissions and demonstrating the use of renewable energy in Pacific…

Promoting energy efficiency in maritime transport

A maritime transport energy efficiency workshop, currently underway in Port Vila, Vanuatu, is seeking to establish a platform for collaboration between key players to advance energy efficiency in the Pacific maritime transportation system. This regional…

Improving governance of maritime transport in the Pacific

Heads of maritime and energy administrations have gathered in Port Vila, Vanuatu, to discuss and agree on regional issues, challenges and opportunities for an improved governance of the energy and transport sectors and the request for support from the…

Low-carbon future flagged for Pacific transport “lifeline”

Indications of a new era for the Pacific region’s transport sector, featuring improved national governance, affordability and low-carbon solutio
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