The World Ocean Council (WOC) has convened the key green and sustainable shipping programs at several of the annual WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) events in order to foster and facilitate communication among the programs and stimulate coordination.
The side-event ‘Sea-Based Sources of Marine Litter’, in the margin of the UN Environment Assembly, was conducted in Nairobi Kenya – 11 to 15 March- in light of acknowledging the threat plastic debris poses in seas and the ways to get rid of it.
Charting the course for ocean sustainability in the Indian Ocean Rim is a report, sponsored by Environment Agency Abu Dhabi and the Department of Economic Development Abu Dhabi, highlighting key ocean challenges facing the Indian Ocean Rim countries. It also showcases initiatives carried out by governments and the private sector to address these challenges.
The World Bank Group announced a new program to advance the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries. The World Bank and IFC will help these markets evaluate their offshore wind potential and provide technical assistance to develop a growing pipeline of projects that are ready for investment by renewable energy developers.
Norway-based Wallenius Wilhelmsen became the latest shipowner to join the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020), increasing the organisation’s membership to 35 shipowners operating a combined fleet of almost 2500 vessels.
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside highlighted that the Agency remains committed to growing the ideals of the blue economy by bringing to the fore adequate knowledge of the sector in line with the capacity building drive of the Agency.
In 2018 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg JSC continued investing in favour of its environmental sustainability. According to the company, it spent about RUB 44.5 million for environment protection measures, which is 31% higher in comparison to 2018’s expenditure figures.
In line with its sustainability policy Port of Ust-Luga, Leningrad Region based Murltipurpose Reloading Complex has allocated RUB 3.92 million for the 2018 environmental protection. This constitutes an 11% increase than a year earlier. RUB 2.3 million was spent on modernization and maintenance of MRC’ environmental facilities.
The Government of Canada via its ‘Ocean Protection Plan’ is acting to prevent its eco-marine environment from being affected as wrecked, abandoned, and hazardous vessels, including small boats, pose environmental, economic, and safety hazards, and are a concern for coastal and inland water communities across Canada via yesterday’s passage of Bill C-64: the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act.
This year’s theme ‘Life below water: For People and Planet,’ aims to recognize the importance of a healthy ocean to human well-being and prosperity, and commit to a sea change in how we manage responsibly its precious and priceless resources, Achim Steiner, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme, said.
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