The Pacific call for an equitable transition for world shipping appears to be building. But is all as it seems? - Dr Peter Nuttall
It’s been a fantastic week for international support for the Pacific’s high ambition position at the International Maritime Organisation – after many years of this small alliance of Pacific states, nicknamed the '6PAC',2 seemingly being the lone voice crying in the wilderness for a fully 1.5 aligned agenda.
Special Presidential Envoy, John Kerry, said last month in Singapore:
"This is the year that all of our efforts can come together and build the momentum that we need. In July, the International Maritime Organisation must include a goal of zero emissions no later than 2050 and that has to be the North Star for climate ambition for this sector".