Transparency Int’l: Obstacles to Reform at IMO Threaten Climate Goals

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November 15, 2018 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council should give the new working group for reforming the agency a remit that allows it to increase public scrutiny and civil society engagement, Transparency International said. “The stakes are too high for the entire planet for the IMO to continue to operate as a closed shop,” Rueben […]

Norwegian Air to cut annual CO2 emissions by 16,000 tonnes per year

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October 19, 2018 Norwegian Air will adopt new technologies from Sweden’s Avtech which will cut CO2 emissions by 16,000 tonnes per year – or a reduction of 5,000 tonnes of fuel, the budget airliner said in a press release on Friday. One ton of jet fuel currently costs about $750 per tonnes Source: (

Ocean Cleanup Arrives at Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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October 17, 2018 A pioneering project of collecting plastics from the ocean is hours away from kicking off. Namely, the Ocean Cleanup’s System 001 has arrived at its final destination, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and activities are underway to put it into operation. Maersk Supply Service‘s Maersk Launcher was in charge of towing the system to […]

IPCC: Unprecedented Changes Needed for 1.5°C Global Warming Limit

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October 9, 2018 Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C could go hand in hand with ensuring a […]

Port of Rotterdam: Bow Jubail Oil Spill Clean-Up Will Last until Mid-2019

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August 10, 2018 The cleanup operation of the heavy-fuel oil that spilled from Odfjell’s chemical tanker Bow Jubail at the end of June is expected to last until the middle of 2019, according to the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The tanker vessel leaked over 200 tonnes of fuel oil in the port of Rotterdam following the collision that […]