The Canadian based Chamber of Shipping and the United States based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association will cooperate to ensure safe and sustainable shipping on the Pacific Northwest and the Salish Sea. These areas are considered key gateways for marine commerce in Canada and the US. Both organizations will take part in the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO program.
The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) has cautioned Pacific Islands government on the challenges of seabed mining to marine environments, cultures and livelihoods. PIANGO executive director supports the prohibit of seabed mining as it is becoming a threat to blue growth.
Finnish technology group Wärtsilä’s EnergoProFin, an energy saving propeller cap, which delivers average fuel savings of 2%, has been listed in the 2019 Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s EcoAction Program. The Program provides harbour dues discounts for vessels calling on the Port of Vancouver that meet environmental best practices.
The international environmental community gathered, on February 19 in Brussels, to discuss their commitment to fight climate change and find solutions on ocean preservation. The two panels to begin discussions will be ‘Climate change and impact on Ocean biodiversity’ and ‘How to conciliate Ocean energy with Marine conservation’.
Total, Ørsted and Elicio issued a joint bid for the Dunkirk offshore wind farm project in France, aiming to a power capacity up to 600 MW, on February 18. The bid is Total’s first official entrance in offshore wind and an additional step to sustainability.
Climate action is the mega driver to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development or, in other words, urgent action to halt climate change and deal with its impacts is integral to the successful implementation of all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, says Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of UN Global Compact.
The ‘FlipFlopi’ boat, is a 9-metre-long dhow, voyaging south along East Africa’s coast to raise awareness of the challenges plastics pose to the ocean, chief boat-builder and captain Ali Skanda stated. The marine ecosystem and the ocean has been crucially affected by the plastic debris and the boat aims to alert and wake up the locals on how they handle and dispose the waste.
In 2018, sporting goods manufacturer adidas produced more than five million pairs of shoes containing recycled plastic waste. The company now plans to more than double that figure in 2019, setting a target of eleven million pairs of shoes made from plastic waste, making every product ‘a small contribution to the preservation of our oceans’.
“Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers, “says Josh Bersin, leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning.
In an attempt to tackle marine pollution, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change signed a letter of Intent finilizing the India-Norway Marine Pollution Initiative together with the Norwegian ministry of Foreign Affairs. Both Indian and Norwegian government agreed on jointly working on keeping oceans clean by signing an MoU and establishing the India-Norway Ocean Dialogue during the Norwegian Prime Minister’s visit to India in January.
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