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EU, Canada agree on ocean partnership plan

EU and Canada entered into an agreement aiming to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fisheries, marine pollution and climate change. The agreement will enable the easy implementation of the 3030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, mostly focusing on Goal 14, while also will facilitate the sustainable development of marine and maritime sectors. 

Radical decarbonization could lead to significant implications for shipping, report says

The decarbonisation of global energy supplies to mitigate climate change will have significant implications for the global shipping industry. If the Paris Agreement goals are met, the fossil fuel cargo base that shipping serves would experience an aggressive and prolonged transformation, according to a report from Maritime Strategies International.

Study proves feasibility of offshore wind hubs in North Sea

Following months of assessing the possibility of offshore wind hubs in the North Sea, the international consortium partners of the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH) confirmed technical and economical feasibility of smaller ‘energy islands’ in the North Sea, but within a reformed regulatory landscape. 

UN launches Climate Change 2018 report

The United Nations launched their UN Climate Change Annual report that reflects the key achievements of the UNFCCC process and the activities of the secretariat, particularly their impact in relation to the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, while it also presents the outcomes of COP 24 and a look ahead.

EU Commission: Still room for improvement on Paris Agreement goals

The European Commission launched its assessment of Member States’ draft plans, to implement the EU’s Energy Union goals, focusing on the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate goals. The assessment highlights that although the plans represent significant efforts, there’s still room for improvement, concerning individual policies to be sure of the efficient delivery of 2030 targets.

Bill introduced in the UK to commit Government to achieve net zero emissions

On 11th June, Rachel Reeves MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will present a Bill to Parliament which would hold the Government accountable to reducing UK carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Ms. Reeves has also published a draft Statutory Instrument (SI) which would enable the Government to achieve the same result of setting the net-zero target in law but do so faster.

Green shipping is a business opportunity for the future

Norway is well positioned as a world leader in emissions-free solutions at sea, says Bjørn Haugland who refers to the many incentives that the country considers toward a green shipping industry and a sustainable future for the global market.

UK able to reach zero GHG emissions by 2050 with ambitious targets, report says

According to the Committee on Climate Change, the UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by setting an ambitious new target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. The CCC’s recommended targets, which cover all sectors of the UK, Scottish and Welsh economies, can be achieved with known technologies, along with improvements in people’s lives , and should be put into law.

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