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Workshop to focus on IMO roadmap

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Update: 12:00PM A THREE day workshop that will lay a platform for sharing of knowledge, ideas and experiences in developing the strategic International Maritime Organization (IMO) roadmap was opened this morning by Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Vijay Nath.

Mr Nath said the roadmap would map out Fiji's contribution towards the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within the international maritime sector

"So the key question for this workshop is how we can effectively align ourselves towards the IMO targets on GHG emission reduction without compromising the transport needs of our small island states ," Mr Nath said.

"As you are aware, this year is an important one for the IMO, a the adoption of an initial strategy on GHG emissions reduction will take place in April."

Experts from the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF), University of the South Pacific / Micronesian Centre for  Sustainable Transport (USP/MCST) and University College of London (UCL) are attending the workshop.

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