sustainability

Infographic: 2019 was a record year on LNG supply growth

Oil major, Shell, launched its LNG Outlook for 2020, presenting the trends of 2019 concerning the liquefied natural gas demand and growth, highlighting that the year that passed was a record-year of LNG supply growth.

Building Resilience: Keep things in perspective

Why do people think and act the way they do? Why are some people miserable and others happy for no reason? How does the human mind work and how do we learn? Every day, we make instantaneous judgments predicated on what we see and hear and based on our past experiences. Depending on where we stand, the view of a situation may seem different.

Infographic: Progress of EU and non-EU countries in IUU fishing

The European Union published an infographic, providing information of the Illegal, Unreported and Undocumented (IUU) fishing, which still is on the rise in many countries. Specifically, fishing can be though of as illegal when there’s no authorization, when it is against conservation and management measures by RFMOs and when it is against national laws and international regulations.

How does cold ironing affect the environment

Using electrical power for ships at berth instead of diesel-burning engines, ‘cold ironing’ can greatly reduce air pollution from ships. When ships use shore power, they connect into landside electricity for their power needs at berth, avoiding to run diesel-fueled auxiliary on-board engines. According to estimations, shore power is able to limit air pollution from ships at berth by 95%.

Infographic: Protecting North Atlantic Right whales

The Government of Canada published an infographic in favour of protecting North Atlantic Right Whales. Whales can be injured or killed when they become entangled in fishing gear. Mainly, the areas on the infographic are based on the latest science and reflect where most of right whales are expected to be foraging.

Infographic: 8 solutions to decrease fossil fuel use

World Economic Forum discovered eight areas that are most likely to experience an advancement that result in serious impacts for the energy sector as a whole. Yet, the eight shifts could impact fossil fuel and result to its reduction. Today, due to climate change and the challenges the environment faces it is of a big importance for the industry to find solutions in additional renewables. 

How EU is working for safer and cleaner oceans

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.

Canada updates regulations for whale watching

Last week, Canada introduced new rules for whale watching and approaching marine mammals, which will provide a minimum approach distance of 100 metres for most whales, dolphins and porpoises to legally protect these animals from human disturbances.

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