environmental footprint

Are IMO and EU on the same page with emissions cuts?

The European Commission elected a new President. Ursula von der Leyen, the new President of the European Commission who won MEPs’ votes, has recently presented her ambitious vision for a greener Europe. Namely, Mrs. Von der Leyen urged for immediate climate and environmental action that could transform Europe over the next five years. However, some of her goals contravene those of the shipping industry’s as set by the IMO.

How EU plans for carbon neutrality by 2050 differentiate from IMO’s target

The shipping industry has long been under discussions on finding low carbon solutions for a more sustainable future while IMO’s decision on reducing GHG emissions from ships by 50%, compared to 2008 levels, by 2050. However, the EU seems to have different future plans, as the newly elected European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050.

Dubrovnik Port installs air quality monitoring system

The Dubrovnik Port Authority made a leap to better-monitor the quality of the environment and the air of the busiest cruise ship ports in Croatia. The port installed an air quality measuring station to be able to measure the environmental, air, sea and land pollution and also the port is able to know who is behind the pollution.

India presents measures to prevent marine pollution

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, the Indian Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers informed about the various preventive steps taken by the Government of India to address marine pollution. Shri Mansukh Mandaviya also informed that periodic surveys of Indian flag vessels are conducted, aiming to ensure compliance to the rules.

New inquiry launched for UK’s net zero government

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched a new inquiry into net zero government. It will focus on the sustainability of the UK Government’s estate and procurement processes and what action it needs to take to achieve its net zero emissions target by 2050 or sooner.

Businesses can boost accomplishment of SDGs

During a forum hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), participants discussed how quality infrastructure plays a crucial role in the delivery and implementation of the United Nation’s (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Watch: The benefits of shore power at Port of Vancouver

Shore power enables ships equipped with the necessary equipment to shut down diesel powered auxiliary engines and plug into land-based electrical power. This reduces emissions of pollutants that damage air quality and GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. It also reduces engine noise. In this video, the Port of Vancouver presents its own shore power facility.

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