marine environment

EU’s FuelEU Maritime initiative to drive decarbonization

The European Commission launched the initiative – FuelEU Maritime – which aims to increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels in European shipping and ports, in efforts to drive decarbonization and sustainability within the industry.

Plocan joins EU Saturn to fight underwater noise

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Plocan, joined the EU-backed SATURN project whose focus is on the reduction and mitigation of underwater noise from shipping that threatens marine life.

UN aims to ocean sustainability with Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

The United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean.

Norway to ban use of HFO around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard

Clean Arctic Alliance welcomes Norway’s proposal to completely ban the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO) by shipping around the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Norway announced the ban of HFO, highlighting that heavy oil spills greatly damage the Arctic environment due to the vulnerable ecosystems and how heavy oil behaves at low temperatures and ice.

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