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Lack of data an issue

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, July 17, 2014

THERE seems to be a lack of reliable data to calculate what percentage of fossil fuel use is attributed to sea transport alone in the country.

This was highlighted by USP's Amelia Bola on her research on "Potential for Sustainable Sea Transport" during the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Climate Change at USP yesterday.

Ms Bola said the study conducted for Gau Island, Nairai and Batiki in Lomaiviti showed that sea transportation was vital for access to market, education, health care and for social and cultural connectivity.

"Sea transport is essential in all level of society from fishing and local transport needs of small isolated island and villages to inter-regional shipping requirements of nations states," Ms Bola said.

"Because all maritime transport services are fossil fuel-powered they are becoming increasingly unsustainable as operational fossil fuel increase."








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