GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Sustainability

World Ports contribute to UN sustainable development goals

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The International Association of Ports and Harbors' President Santiago Milà informed that World Port Climate Initiative is now extending into a World Port Sustainability Programme, that is expected to identify how the global port sector can contribute to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, covering biosphere, society and economy. 

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Panama Canal reaffirms sustainability commitment at MEPC

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The Panama Canal participated in the IMO's MEPC 71, where members of the Panama delegation spoke with industry specialists about the industry's impact on the environment and participated in two working group meetings, one on the reduction of GHG emissions, and another on further measures for enhancing the energy efficiency of international shipping.

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WMU event addresses measures for sustainable oceans

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A cross-specialization symposium focused on Stakeholder Engagement for Maritime and Ocean Governance took place at World Maritime University, from 26 to 30 June. The seminar addressed the interdependency between the maritime and ocean environments and communities, to ensure successful long-term management of fragile ocean ecosystems.

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EU Council urged to “get real on blue growth”

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Following publication of the EU Council conclusions on Blue Growth in the marine and maritime sector, Our Fish Campaign manager, Rebecca Hubbard, suggested that the EU’s aspirations for Blue Growth should focus on practical and achievable targets, like of ensuring that EU governments correctly implement the reformed Common Fisheries Policy.

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DNV GL study shows companies are increasingly going green

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Environmental management has progressed from a green option to a strategic asset for companies, largely driven by consumers voicing their preference for sustainable products. These results emerged from a survey of more than 1,700 professionals worldwide conducted by the certification body DNV GL, to detect companies’ approach to environmental management.

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Study on EU ports’ charges for sustainable transport released

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The European Commission published a report, following its study on European ports' infrastructure charges to promote environmentally friendly and sustainable maritime transport. The report cites the environmental practices and policies of major European ports, aiming to formulate recommendations for fostering a wider implementation of environmental charging.

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