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Energy trends that we expect in 2019

While a 100% renewable society is becoming a reality for many, others are making serious commitments towards adopting clean energy. For this reason, Wartsila presents some of the trends for 2019, which could lead the world closer towards clean energy.

Ferry in Alaska monitors ocean acidification

The last two years MV Columbia records the ocean’s vitals every three minutes, along a 1,600-kilometer route through the Inside Passage. This includes the coastal region from Puget Sound to the Alaska Panhandle. The ship measures the sea’s temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen content, and carbon dioxide concentration, aiming to monitor ocean acidification.

CMA CGM ships to not use Northern Sea Route

CMA CGM ships will not sail through the Northern Sea Route, an area with a unique and largely unexplored biodiversity, the CEO of the French shipping group, Rodolphe Saadé, announced last week ahead of the G7 meeting underway in Biarritz. 

IMO’s steps to create a marine biodiversity protection treaty

The IMO Secretariat is attending the latest in a series of conferences to develop a legally binding international instrument, under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction – known as ‘BBNJ’.

MPA presents Singapore’s first ever guide for ensuring sustainability

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), along with its partners Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and sustainability consultants from Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG and PwC Singapore, have presented the first sector-specific Maritime Sustainability Reporting Guide on August 19.

Baltic Ports Organization joins World Ports Sustainability Program

The Baltic Ports Organization entered the World Ports Sustainability Program, after the signing of the WPSP declaration by Mr Bogdan Ołdakowski, BPO Secretary General. The Program aims to improve and coordinate future sustainability efforts of ports worldwide.

Human impact on oceans doubled the last decade, report finds

Over the recent decade, the overall human impacts to the world’s oceans have, on average, almost doubled and could double again in the next decade without the necessary action, according to a new study by researchers from the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at UC Santa Barbara.

Every port can do something regards to sustainability, IAPH chief says

According to the Chief of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) every port can do something with regards to sustainability, but they have to choose exactly on what they’re going to focus so that they do it perfectly. In 2018 IAPH launched the ‘World Ports Sustainability Programme’ in line with UN’s 17 SDGs. 

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