Fiji’s maritime sector is contributing approximately $25 million to Fiji’s economy annually.
This has been highlighted by the Acting CEO of the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji Captain Philip Hill during the celebration of the World Maritime Day at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva this morning.
Marshall Islands has this week committed to going completely carbon neutral by the year 2050, releasing its 'lighting the way' climate strategy in New York.
But Marshall Islands, like the rest of the Pacific, relies heavily on shipping, which is known for being one of the world's biggest polluting industries.
Emissions from cruise ships and other vessels on the Greek island of Santorini pose a significant danger to public health, a critical new report has claimed.
Air quality experts conducted tests on the island for two consecutive days this week and found pollution levels were up to 17 times higher than would be expected on a busy road.
Environmental and northern Indigenous communities are welcoming the decision by Greenland to push for a ban on the use of the highly polluting heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Arctic shipping. “The best thing IMO member states can now do for their domestic shipping industries is to send a clear signal for investment in alternatives to HFO,” she said in a statement.