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75% GHG in PIC are from transport sector

November 10, 2018 9:53 pm

Around seventy five percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the Pacific Island Countries come from the transport sector.

While speaking at the Pacific Island Transport Forum, Rural Development Minister and Fiji’s Climate Champion Inia Seruiratu says such a forum provides a platform to showcase some of the zero and low carbon technologies available in the transport sector that may be appropriate to our islands.

Seruiratu says it also offers an opportunity to the public and the private sectors to discuss options that are available and what may be available in the future.

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He says Fiji is working with the Pacific Community to formulate our national maritime energy efficiency index by retrofitting one of government’s vessels using solar as an alternative energy source for all lighting.

Seruiratu adds the government is also working in collaboration with Global Green Growth Institute on the feasibility study on the use of electric vehicles.

He says they are reviewing Fiji’s National Determined Contributions to establish mitigation in the transport sector that would show their commitment in reducing emissions beyond the electricity generation sector.

He mentions that he looks forward to engaging with youths who are currently researching potential solutions for our future transport challenges in the pacific.

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