The 5th Pacific Regional Energy and Maritime Ministers Meeting (PRETMM) is held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 8 to 12 May 2023.
250 participants, will convene throughout one week, with officials and ministers that are responsible for energy and maritime transport from across the Pacific Community's (SPC) 27 member countries and territories, as well as partners such as the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), stakeholders, contributing experts, and observers.
The 5th PRETMM will discuss the energy and maritime transport sectors' role in supporting and driving collective action towards a carbon-neutral Pacific by 2050, a commitment made by Pacific leaders in the Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent, which was launched in Fiji in 2022.
The meeting will deliberate on the progress towards sustainable, modern, and efficient energy services, safe and clean maritime transportation, and mobility in the Pacific. The meeting will also discuss the role and commitments of the energy and maritime transport sectors in the following:
- Implementing the Framework for Energy Security and Resilience in the Pacific (FESRIP) 2021–2030.
- Reviewing the Regional Framework for Action on Transport Services (FATS) 2011-2020.
- Supporting the Port Vila call for a just transition to a fossil fuel-free Pacific, 2023, which will be considered at the meeting and
- Implementing the Pacific Leaders’ vision under the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.
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