THE Fijian Government will be part of a ‘draft resolution’ to invite member states of the ‘International Maritime Organization’ in encouraging the voluntary co-operation between Port and Shipping sectors.

The draft resolution will be discussed during the Marine Environment Protection Committee, meeting – that will be held this week in London.

The main aim of the ‘Draft Resolution’ is to encourage member states of the IMO, to endorse and implement ways in which greenhouse gas emissions, from ships can be reduced.

Fiji will be represented at the the Marine Environment Protection Committee in London by Deputy Secretary of Transport and Energy-Lui Naisara and Maritime Safety Authority-Acting CEO-Captain Philip Hill.

Who last week attended the 5th Session of the Intersessional meeting of the working group on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting was attended by 61 Representatives from the IMO member states.

The outcome of last week’s Intersessional meeting-will then be reported to this week’s 74th MEPC meeting with the draft resolution and measures that can be undertaken by member states in reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions high on the agenda.

The working committee hopes to have the mandatory measures put into effect by 2023.

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