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Pacific Maritime Technical Officers Workshop on Shipping Emissions

7 – 9 February 2018 (Suva) Technical Officers from the Maritime bodies of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu met in Suva, Fiji from the 7th to 9th February 2018, to discuss the on-going negotiations at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on reduction of shipping emissions. The meeting was organised by PIDF, USP and the Micronesian Centre for Sustainable Transportation with the support of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji. It was financially supported by the Government of France.

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Tools


PECX

The Pacific Environment and Climate Exchange is an innovation and finance hub connecting project ideas in the Pacific islands with financing from around the globe.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Businesses everywhere are introducing CSR frameworks as a measure for giving back to the community of customers that makes their business viable.

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Green Initiatives

Businesses everywhere are taking action to make their activities greener… friendlier to people and environment. The initiatives  profiled here are meant to inspire similar action.

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“How to” Guides

Businesses want to become greener. But how do they do so? With these guides you can start tomorrow taking steps to transition to a green business while making more profit.

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Resources

We are not alone with this vision of greening business. There are resources being developed around the world that can help us in our own transition to a greener business model.

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Financial Support

Going green brings savings; thus it makes long-term financial sense. However if you need financial support to set you on the right track, see some options for your business.

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Sectors


Blue Economy

Large ocean nations like ours in the Pacific need to start looking at themselves as Blue Economies. We need to maximise returns from the blue economy while ensuring adherence to sustainability principles.

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Renewable Energy

Energy is an important, at times considerable, component of the expenses of any business. Turning to renewables would benefit both the environment and the bottom line of any business.

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Green Packaging

Our lands and seas have become clogged with plastic and other litter derived from bags and packaging materials. Businesses need to take the lead and start the transition to greener biodegradable packaging.

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Organic Agriculture

The organic movement is addressing the world’s reliance on chemicals to grow our plants and vegetables, shifting to greener production with benefits to the environment and our health.

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Sustainable Tourism

Tourists come to the Pacific to enjoy our pristine environment. We need to ensure tourism contributes to the environment to protect the goose that lays the golden eggs.

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Sustainable Transport

Transport is another important component of business expense. Bringing sustainability in your transport needs is good for the planet and your bottom line.

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The Pacific Green Business Centre


The Private Sector and SDGs

The Pacific Green Business Centre aims to provide support to the Pacific Private Sector in designing and implementing strategies to make their businesses more sustainable while remaining profitable. It also aims to promote industries that support the Green/Blue Economy such as Sustainable Tourism, Organic Agriculture and Sustainable Forestry and Fisheries.

SDG 1 aims to end poverty. The Private Sector could support national efforts in achieving this SDG by providing employment and by ensuring it does not over-charge clients for products and services. The Private Sector also has a role in reducing people’s exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters, as well as investing in poverty eradication actions.