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EU commits another €540 million to clean and safe oceans

The European Union will announce 22 new commitments for better governance of the oceans, on the sidelines of the 2019 Our Ocean conference. The EU is also launching ‘The Ocean Tracker’, an interactive map to follow the over 10 billion euros commitments already made.

EU/IMO project to increase energy efficiency in shipping

A global network of maritime technology cooperation centres has completed an array of pilot projects over the last three years, aiming to drive forward the changes which are necessary to reduce GHG emissions from shipping.

Air quality continues to be the top environmental priority for ports

ESPO presented its annual Environmental Report for 2019, including more than 60 different environmental performance benchmarks containing figures on the green services to shipping, as well as the Top 10 Environmental Priorities of the European ports. 94 ports participated in this year’s report.

Transboundary carbon capture and storage to be allowed under certain circumstances

Transboundary export of carbon dioxide (CO2) for carbon capture and storage can now be provisionally allowed under certain circumstances, as Parties to the London Protocol have agreed. The London Protocol provides the basis in international environmental law for Governments to allow carbon capture and storage (CCS) under the seabed. This is considered as one tool in climate change mitigation, which can also protect the marine environment.

Agreement set for shore power facility in Copenhagen

The Danish shipping and logistics company DFDS has reached an agreement with the Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) for the establishment of a shore power facility in Copenhagen. The designing and planning works of the facility are already in progress and construction is expected to commence in 2020.

Norway issues Action Plan for green future in shipping

The Norwegian government issued a report presenting its action plan for green shipping, saying that its maritime industry is a world leader in the development of low- and zero-emission solutions. The Government aspires to reduce emissions from domestic shipping and fishing vessels by half by 2030 and promote the development of zero- and low-emission solutions for all vessel categories.

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