Archive for the ‘Climate’ Category

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses

Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service enter into partnership to deliver expert climate change support for businesses
The Carbon Trust and ClassNK Consulting Service Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement to work together to develop a commercial partnership for offering climate change and sustainability services. The partnership will initially involve the two organisations exploring collaborative opportunities to deliver...
December 6th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Climate | Read More

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I

FUGRO’S Surveys to improve coastal resilience in Pacific island nation, Tuvalu I
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to survey the Polynesian island country of Tuvalu. Located in the Pacific Ocean, Tuvalu is the world’s fourth smallest nation with a population of around 11,000 and a total land area of 26 square kilometres. The country...
December 5th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Oceanology | Read More

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council

The Union of Greek Shipowners joins the Arctic Economic Council
Theodore El. Veniamis, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) is pleased to announce its acceptance as member to the Arctic Economic Council (AEC), the independent organization acting as the primary forum for interaction between the Arctic Council and the wider...
December 5th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect

The BDI@1,203: future imperfect
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 28 points earlier on today thanks, once again to the Capes losing whatever more or less gained during the past ten days… Geopolitical chaos gets another extension before Armageddon’s arrival…...
December 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Climate, Comment, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, News, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion

Winds of Change: Global Shipping, Decarbonisation & Wind Propulsion
The Ecoliner HAMBURG – NOVEMBER 06, 2018: A wide consensus that the global shipping fleet must decarbonize has catalysed over the past 12 months since the Bonn meeting of the UNFCCC COP23 and calls for shipping to move faster on this. We had the IMO initial strategy of at least 50% reduction in CO2...
November 6th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Exhibitions, Pollution | Read More

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit

Incorporating climate risk in QE, Progress on Brexit
Commentary: Incorporating climate risk in QE By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Ensuring climate-related risk does not translate to financial instability is a key concern for central banks, but not an exclusive one. Central banks are tasked with safeguarding prosperity, which in turn requires that prosperity...
November 2nd, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, European Union, Finance, News, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast

Central banks greening financial system, Politics in the Middle East podcast
Commentary: Central banks greening financial system By Danae Kyriakopoulou in Geneva Central banks’ remits have changed profoundly since the 2008 financial crisis, notably – and sometimes controversially – in relation to their monetary policy practices and quantitative easing policies. Their...
October 31st, 2018 | Banking, Climate, Finance | Read More

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted

Addressing marine plastic litter from ships – action plan adopted
Marine litter The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has pledged to address the significant problem posed by plastics to the marine environment, with the adoption of an action plan which aims to enhance existing regulations and introduce new supporting measures to reduce marine plastic litter...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, IMO, Oceanology, Organisations, Politics and Government, Pollution | Read More

“K” LINE Supports TCFD

“K” LINE Supports TCFD
.. “K” LINE Supports TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) “K” LINE expresses its full concurrence with the recommedations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) .  The FSB is an international...
October 30th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Liner Shipping and Trade, Shipfinance | Read More

Tara back from Pacific expedition with startling data: motley map of reef health

Tara back from Pacific expedition with startling data: motley map of reef health
… After two and a half years navigating the Pacific, where over 40% of our planet’s coral reefs are found, the schooner Tara returned to Lorient, its home port in Brittany, on October 27. Led by the Tara Expeditions Foundation, the Tara Pacific expedition deserves a round of applause: it has...
October 27th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities

ESPO publishes Environmental Report 2018 – Top 10 Environmental Priorities
Isabelle Ryckbost 18 October 2018 – ESPO presented yesterday its annual Environmental Report for 2018 at the GreenPort Congress in Valencia. The ESPO Environmental Report includes environmental performance benchmark indicators as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European...
October 18th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Reports | Read More

“Dive into the Ocean”…

“Dive into the Ocean”…
“Dive into the Ocean” HELMEPA’s new environmental education Program It was with great satisfaction that HELMEPA received the approval of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs regarding the “HELMEPA Junior” environmental educational Program for the school year 2018-2019,...
September 28th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Maritime Education and Training, Oceanology | Read More

Risks of Belt and Road in Africa, Tokyo climate change seminar

Risks of Belt and Road in Africa, Tokyo climate change seminar
.. Commentary: Risks of Belt and Road in Africa By Kat Usita in London Apprehension over China’s Belt and Road initiative continues to build. Some observers have accused Beijing of unduly exerting influence on other countries in the guise of infrastructure assistance. It is increasingly apparent...
September 25th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

NAMEPA welcomes its newest Corporate Member – Fairfield Chemical Carriers and announces their participation as an Annual Sponsor

NAMEPA welcomes its newest Corporate Member – Fairfield Chemical Carriers  and announces their participation as an Annual Sponsor
NAMEPA welcomes its newest Corporate Member – Fairfield Chemical Carriers   Carleen Lyden Walker and announces their participation as an Annual Sponsor September 12, 2018 – Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association...
September 10th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Russian-Finnish statement on Cleaner Arctic Shipping Fuel

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Russian-Finnish statement on Cleaner Arctic Shipping Fuel
.. Moscow, 24 August 2018:- The Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes the joint statement by  Russian President Vladimir Putin and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on the need to move to cleaner ships’ fuels such as LNG in the Arctic. Speaking on behalf of the Clean Arctic Alliance, Alexey Knizhnikov...
August 24th, 2018 | Arctic Shipping, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk

New report shows poor policies at UN shipping agency put climate goals at risk
Rueben Lifuka Transparency International offers recommendations to address key vulnerabilities Berlin, Germany – In advance of today’s council meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Transparency International is releasing a new report that highlights several transparency and accountability...
July 2nd, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Pollution, Reports | Read More

EDF publishes legal analysis on IMO’s climate powers

EDF publishes legal analysis on IMO’s climate powers
Aoife O’Leary EDF has just published a legal analysis in conjunction with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, investigating the potential legal bases for the IMO to enact climate measures. To evaluate what policies and measures the IMO could and should implement to meet the goals set out...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Environment, IMO, Organisations | Read More

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments

Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments
UK Hydrographic Office headquarters in Taunton Britain ready to lead the world on G7 Healthy Oceans commitments This month the G7 signed a commitment to healthy oceans and ocean science Seven commitments are outlined in the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities Britain’s...
June 28th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

MEPSEAS project launched to protect South-East Asia marine environment

MEPSEAS project launched to protect South-East Asia marine environment
.. Seven ASEAN countries have formally launched an ambitious initiative aimed at improving the environmental health of the seas in the region, through the implementation of key International Maritime Organization (IMO) marine environment protection treaties. http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/PressBriefings/Pages/11-MEPSEASLAUNCH.aspx Senior...
June 27th, 2018 | Climate, Emissions, Environment, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

World Oceans Day 2018: Drones are transforming our interaction with the oceans

World Oceans Day 2018: Drones are transforming our interaction with the oceans
.. [London: 5 June 2018] For millennia human interaction with the world’s oceans has been one of great contrast. On the one hand, this relationship has been built on reliance, with great dependence placed on these waters for food and commerce. On the other, interaction has been defined by mystery and...
June 5th, 2018 | Anniversaries, Aviation, Climate, Emissions, Environment, Fisheries, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

Norsepower wins prestigious WWF 2018 Climate Solver Award

Norsepower wins prestigious WWF 2018 Climate Solver Award
24mx4m Norsepower Rotor Sail successfully installed onboard the Viking Grace. Wind-assisted propulsion technology company is the only honouree from the shipping sector in the Nordic awards HELSINKI – 16 May 2018: Norsepower Oy Ltd., the leading provider of low-maintenance, software operated, and data...
May 16th, 2018 | Alternative Sources of Energy, Awards, Climate, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

A special ghost net dive to support the Marine Protected Area of Santorini

A special ghost net dive to support the Marine Protected Area of Santorini
.. HEALTHY SEAS JOINS FORCES WITH COUSTEAU DIVERS AND CARVICO SPA, FOR THE CREATION OF THE FIRST MARINE PROTECTED AREA IN SANTORINI The Healthy Seas Initiative, supported by the Italian fabric manufacturer Carvico SpA, has joined Cousteau Divers, the organisation founded by Pierre-Yves Cousteau, in supporting...
May 15th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Environment, Events, Oceanology, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Agenda and Speakers announced for debut Africa Blue Economy Forum 2018

Agenda and Speakers announced for debut Africa Blue Economy Forum 2018
Paul Holthus Participants will include Captain Peter Hammarstedt, Chairman, Sea Shepherd Australia and Dr Kamal-Deen Ali, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa LONDON, United Kingdom, May 14, 2018/ — The Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com) 2018 has announced...
May 14th, 2018 | Climate, EEZ, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Oceanology, Pollution | Read More

The actions of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign kicked off

The actions of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign kicked off
Porto Lagos, Xanthi The enthusiasm of younger and older volunteers characterized the opening, on Friday 4 May 2018, of the “Let’s Cleanup Europe” campaign, which is coordinated by the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA for the 5th consecutive year in our country...
May 8th, 2018 | Charity, Climate, Environment, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution | Read More

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman

“Time is Fast Running Out” for Global Sulphur Cap says ICS Chairman
Esben Poulsson “Time is fast running out” for implementation by IMO Member States of the 0.5% global sulphur in fuel cap by 1 January 2020, says Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The IMO global sulphur cap for marine fuel is expected to see shipping’s bunker...
May 8th, 2018 | Associations, Climate, Emissions, Energy, Environment, International Chamber of Shipping, News, Pollution, Regulatory | Read More