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Jan De Nul targets 15% a year CO2 reduction at Nieuwpoort

Luxembourg-based Jan De Nul Group revealed its commitment to reduce CO₂ emissions by 15% a year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort coastal marina and to include by 2020 a minimum requirement of 15% CO₂ reduction in 80% of maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders.

World’s first deep ocean manned expedition launched

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and the Five Deeps Expedition signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 11, making official the research on previously unexplored areas of the seafloor to be mapped and the resulting data made available for public use. 

Seychelles issues world’s first sovereign blue bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond, according The World Bank. The bond, which raised US$15 million from international investors, is a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects, demonstrating the potential for countries to harness capital markets for financing the sustainable use of marine resources.

World’s first renewables and hydrogen ship arrives in Athens

‘Energy Observer’, the world’s first ship powered by renewables and hydrogen, arrived at Flisvos Marina in Athens. The Greek capital is the 20th stopover of its world tour, which aims to raise awareness on energy transition. Because it is powered by renewables, and due to its double storage composed of batteries and hydrogen, the vessel can achieve energy autonomy.

First business action platform for oceans announced

UN Global Compact, the Norwegian Government and partner companies announced the launch of the Business Action Platform for Oceans, that enables companies for the first time to take a leading role in addressing ocean sustainability. The platform will be formally based in the UN Global Compact, the private sector initiative of the UN.

OOIL signs UN Global Compact

Orient Overseas International Limited informed that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, becoming the first Hong Kong-based enterprise in the transportation and logistics industry to take part in this initiative.

OOIL signs UN Global Compact

Orient Overseas International Limited informed that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, becoming the first Hong Kong-based enterprise in the transportation and logistics industry to take part in this initiative.

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