ING informed that from its €500 billion lending portfolio, it will begin steering towards meeting the Paris Agreement’s well-below two-degree goal. ING will do this by creating the Terra approach, using science-based scenarios to steer its business strategy. Terra measures the needed shift in technology.
According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook, until 2050, energy from renewables will meet 50% of our energy needs, while alternative sources of energy will grow the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. In the following infographic you can see a timeline of the expected developments up until 2050.
Green Award-certified ships registered in the RMI Registry will now enjoy a 30% discount on their annual marine services fee. The Green Award is a voluntary certification scheme for ships that go beyond the industry’s regulations in terms of safety, quality, and environmental performance.
The world is at risk of crossing the point of no return on climate change. This would have disastrous consequences for people across the planet and the natural systems that sustain them, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Monday, September 10.
The European Environmental Bureau welcomed President Jean Claude Juncker’s wish to ‘leave a healthier planet behind for those that follow’. However, it noted that it ‘regrets that this has played little part in guiding his policies and priorities over the past four years’.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.
During the 67th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, in Florianopolis, Brazil, three resolutions were agreed on to protect the whales. The first resolution recognizes the important role of whales to the ecosystem, while the other two are tackling the dangers among cetaceans of both noise pollution and getting entangled in ghost gear.
The Hanseatic and University City of Rostock, AIDA Cruises and Rostock Port signed a letter of intent to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable cruise shipping on the Rostock. The agreement includes the construction of a shore power plant in Rostock-Warnemünde by 2020.
A fisheries biologist and acoustics researcher at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., Mike Jech is collaborating with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on a new instrument platform called Deep-See. This instrument will send high resolution real-time images and data.
At the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, Humane Society International is calling on governments to reject Japan’s proposal to introduce an amendment that would directly nullify the moratorium on commercial whaling.
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UK explores benefits of artificial intelligence in transport19/09/2018
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Portugal joins WISTA International19/09/2018
Estonia launches hybrid patrol vessel to tackle pollution threats19/09/2018
Venta Maersk successfully sails through Northern Sea Route19/09/2018
PSA Norway: Numerous safety breaches found on Jotun B19/09/2018
Saudi Aramco awards contract for construction of drilling islands19/09/2018
Watch: Assembling Equinor’s giant Mariner platform19/09/2018
US ports association concerned over US trade tariffs19/09/2018
ReCAAP ISC reports crew abduction in Sulu-Celebes Seas19/09/2018