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Connecting the dots: policy connections between Pacific Island shipping and global CO2 and pollutant emission reduction

Holland, Elisabeth A. and Nuttall, Peter and Newell, Alison and Prasad, Biman C. and Veitayaki, Joeli and Bola, Amelia and Kaitu’u, John (2014) Connecting the dots: policy connections between Pacific Island shipping and global CO2 and pollutant emission reduction. Carbon Management, 5 (1). pp. 93-105. ISSN 1758-3004

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    Abstract

    The relationships between the global discourse on emissions reduction, particularly in regard to international shipping, and the need for more sustainable Pacific Island sea transport services are discussed. Renewable energy applications for such shipping are not currently considered in the drive to reduce fossil fuel dependency in the region. The domestic Pacific Island shipping scenario and international shipping and emissions reduction efforts are summarized. Data availability is limited; however, the authors extrapolate from Fiji data to give a ‘best guess’ of the likely range of emissions produced by the Pacific Island shipping and argue that reduction targets are achievable based on results of experiments in the last oil crisis. Five policy areas are identified that connect the local need with the global discourse and give rise to the promotion of sustainable, low-carbon maritime transport for this unique region.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    Divisions: Office of the PVC (R&I)
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Marine Studies
    Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 11:59
    Last Modified: 09 May 2016 12:25
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7150
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