GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

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Asia centre launches on low-carbon shipping mission

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IMO announced that a new regional centre, which will provide leadership in promoting ship energy-efficiency technologies and operations, and the reduction of harmful emissions from ships, has been launched at Shanghai Maritime University, China. The centre will cater to the needs of the Asia region under the GMN project.

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52 workers were killed during shipbreaking in 2016

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued its annual report, informing that last year, at least 52 workers lost their lives on the shipbreaking beaches in South Asia. The worst explosion in the history of shipbreaking struck an oil tanker beached in Gadani, Pakistan, killing 28 workers and injuring more than 60.

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WMO initiates “Year of Polar Prediction” project

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On May 15th 2017, the World Meteorological Organization officially launched the "Year of Polar Prediction", in Switzerland. From mid-2017 to mid-2019, scientists and operational forecasting centers from various different countries will work together to observe, model, and improve forecasts of the Arctic and Antarctic weather and climate systems.

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WWF publishes Arctic Council scorecard

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WWF issued its Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard, the first-ever assessment of national and joint implementation of Arctic Council commitments related to biodiversity and conservation. The scorecard corresponds to the long-year efforts of Arctic states to pursue conservation regarding safeguard efforts of the Arctic environment, through the Arctic Council.

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Korean Register authorized as verification body for EU MRV

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Korean Register announced that it is now authorized by Germany’s National Accreditation Body to act as a verification body for EU MRV. The regulation requires shipping companies to submit their monitoring plan, including the ships’ monitoring and reporting procedures, to the accredited verifier - which could be KR - by 31 August 2017.

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New report highlights impacts of ice melting

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A new report issued by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, warns that even if the world manages to keep global warming below the targeted 2°C threshold, some of the Arctic shifts, resulting from climate change, could be permanent. By 2030, the Arctic Ocean may be ice-free, pushing seas to more extreme heights.

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