Port of Rotterdam published a statement on a partnership between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Nederland, ‘GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind’, concerning the installation of the first prototype of the Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine at Rotterdam-Maasvlakte in the summer of 2019. The collaboration includes a 5-year-test period and a 15-year period of full operation and maintenance.
The cross value chain Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), currently made up of nearly 30 member companies, seeks to develop and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote solutions for used plastics by helping to enable a circular economy.
The Autonomous Operator of Parisian Transports published a press release according to which sixteen among Europe’s major companies initiate to push forward the development of sustainable finance, setting up the Corporate Forum on Sustainable Finance, ‘The Forum’. It is designed as a permanent network based on exchanging ideas and views and unites crucial ‘Green Issuers’.
The CMA CGM Group, a worldwide leading shipping group, has decided to support the financial and industrial development of Agricool, specializing in urban agriculture, based on recycled containers, in order to enable it to launch its industrialization phase. Several containers are currently being tested. The Group is now the main supplier of containers and the primary logistics and supply partner of this young company.
2019 kicked off with the data collection on fuel oil consumption, alternative mechanisms to comply with the 2020 Sulphur cap, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, the IMSBC Code 2017 amendment as well as amendments designating North Sea and Baltic Sea as ECAs. With many more regulations and developments still yet to come, nations from all across the globe, ship operators and crew are going through a key period because of ten major issues that will have significant impact over the next ten years in the shipping industry.
The Belmont Forum called for proposals on ‘Transdisciplinary Research for Ocean Sustainability’. Along with Future Earth and JPI Oceans, they aim to gather researchers and other expertise to advance sustainable use of the ocean and minimize the effects of climate change. The deadline for project pre-registration is 31 January 2019.
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has entered into a preliminary collaboration agreement with financial institution Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP) and natural gas infrastructure company Snam, aiming to implement medium-term strategic projects for the innovation of port facilities in Italy and of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport.
On 11 January at IMO’s London headquarters, IMO and the United Nations System Staff College held a workshop for Member State delegations, aiming to help Member States gain a better understanding of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role IMO can play in achieving them.
The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), signed by 157 countries 25 years ago, was the first form of international law for the oceans governance, acting as a cornerstone to launch the basis of UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and serving as EU’s framework for policymaking.
IRENA, the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, launched ‘A new World’ report, according to which, the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation supports that the geopolitical and socio-economic consequences of a new energy age may be as profound as those which accompanied the alter from biomass to fossil fuels two centuries ago. These include changes in the position of states, the importance of new leaders, more energy actors, alter in trade relations and the emergence of new alliances.
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