The Pacific Transport Forum was announced at the Climate Action Pacific Partnership Conference on 28 July 2018 to help transform national transport sectors in the Pacific.
The Forum will bring Ministers, senior officials, private sector representatives and partners together to discuss the future of the marine and land transport sectors in Pacific Island countries.
It will establish a process for setting national 2030 and 2050 transport targets to reduce emissions and the use of fossil fuels, as well as develop a process for national roadmaps to transform the sector.
The ultimate aim of the forum is to align the Pacific with global ambition and ensure transportation will be part of the NDCs and eligible for climate support.
The first meeting of the forum will take place from 8 to 10 November in Fiji and will be co-hosted by the COP23 Presidency alongside the government of the Marshall Islands and the University of the South Pacific.