Tuvalu's government wants assistance with developing a tourism policy that embraces the fight against climate change.
Tourism Minister Taukelina Finikaso said the new policy should incorporate a rebranding of the country's tourism sector in response to the climate crisis. Speaking at an Indonesian trade show in New Zealand on Thursday, he said the policy should encourage visitors to plant mangroves and trees to prevent soil erosion in the low lying country that's threatened by rising sea levels.
A climate change strategy for Australia's foreign aid programme has languished on the foreign minister's desk for six months.Foreign aid groups have criticised the delay by Marise Payne, saying it undermines Australia's efforts to bolster ties with the Pacific.
Pilot error was to blame for a fatal plane crash in Federated States of Micronesia last September.
The 737-800, from Papua New Guinea's national airline Air Niugini, crashed 460 metres short of the runway in Chuuk, killing one person.
The PNG Accident Investigation Commission today released the findings of its investigation.
To demonstrate potential cost savings for vessel/fleet owners commonly implemented in the land Fleet Management industry through use of AST’s Intelligent Remote Asset Management System (iRAMS) telemetry to monitor vessel parameters, and influence skipper behaviour to drive down operating costs and reduce environmental emissions. Fifteen years of land fleet management telemetry has shown cost savings in the transport industry and the experience learnt can be applied to the maritime sector with iRAMS telemetry.