The resulting study analysis contained in this report overviews the current inter-island shipping services in the South Pacific and their problems, highlighting ageing vessels. The study also discusses policy options for replacing the ageing fleet and possible financial measures.
International and regional trade routes in the South Pacific are serviced almost entirely by the Pacific Forum Line and by foreign-owned shipping companies. The trade is very largely containerized and carried in modem vessels which provide island countries with reasonably adequate service.
List of presentations from Session 1 (Sustainable Development Goals and Emerging Demands for Environment Statistics) of the Expert Group Meeting on Strategies for Improving Environment Statistics in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 2-4 December 2013.
1. The Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics – FDES 2013
The presentation was given by Ms Eszter Horvath, Chief, Environment and Energy Statistics Branch, UN Statistics Division (UNSD), DESA. http://unstats.un.org/unsd/environment/fdes.htm
Recalling, the importance of environmental management of dredging activities, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) took the initiative to organize a regional seminar on environmental aspects of dredging activities for Asia and the Pacific region with the financial assistance from the Government of the Netherlands.
These are the list of reference documents of the workshop on the Regional Consultative Workshop to Develop a Framework and Core Set of Gender Statistics and Indicators in Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, 4-6 November 2013.