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ABS launches guide to help operators better adapt UN SDGs

In order to help marine and offshore operators better adapt the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ABS published a guide for sustainability notations.

Shell to deliver UN sustainable development goals

The oil major Shell recently issued its Sustainability Report for 2019, focusing on the key sustainability challenges and opportunities that faces and the many ways in which responds. In fact, the reports details the company’s social, safety and environmental performance during 2019.

Commercial fishing, plastic major part of environmental crisis

The environmental crisis is most challenging than ever, with the seas being warmer than at any point in the human history and life underwater is facing many threats. Thus, the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 “Life Under Water” establishes a wide-ranging goal to “conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources”.

Ocean Innovation Challenge to boost UN SDGs

In light of the marine pollution, the climate change upon ocean ecosystems and the habital loss that the ocean is dealing with, the United Nations Development Program lauched the Ocean Innovation Challenge (OIC) in order to face those negative impacts and boost the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 14 (SDGs) targets.

Maritime industry should focus more on human rights

Last year’s Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit had ‘Taking the lead’ as a tagline. According to GMF, the global maritime industry has been able to address some of its most pressing issues and act as a leader. While many of the issues will remain, the efforts that have been taken to tackle corruption and the impacts on the environment have been considered successful examples of collective action to address global issues.

Organizations can do more to support UN SDGs, says new study

While there is a general acknowledgement of the importance of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among organizations, there is room for more concrete action to take place in support of the SDGs if these are to be achieved by 2030, says a recent study by PwC.

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