The 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 27) comes at a time of climate crisis, and the Cook Islands took a delegation to the event in Egypt. Matthew Littlewood talks to those interested in the conference’s outcome.
The Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority (SBMA) is unsure whether the International Seabed Authority (ISA) will complete its rules and regulations for deep-sea mining by July next year as was originally planned.
The chief executive of the Cook Islands Airport Authority is unable to give replacement costs for several new concrete slabs laid on the runway which have been found to be faulty in a multi-million-dollar project that stretches back nearly two years.
As the New Zealand government moves towards a moratorium on deep sea mining in international waters, Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown claims both governments are actually after the same thing. Matthew Littlewood and Caleb Fotheringham report.
Prime Minister Mark Brown is heading up a Cook Islands delegation to Egypt this week, where leaders from around the world will be gathering for the 27th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27).
Cook Islands is hosting the annual Pacific Tourism Organisation Board and Council of Minister’s meetings today at The Edgewater Resort.
The country is also hosting the Pacific Sustainable Tourism Leadership Summit on Wednesday.