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Tag: climate change

Giant iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

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A one trillion tonne iceberg, one of the biggest ever recorded, has broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, in Antarctica. The section broken is of 5,800 square km, which means the size of U.S. state of Delaware, and its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.

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IMO moves ahead with oceans and climate change agenda

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At MEPC 71, on 3-7 July, IMO progressed its environmental agenda, by clarifying the ballast water management schedule, progressing GHG and air pollution issues, adopting new NOx emission control areas, designating a further Particularly Sensitive Sea Area and agreeing to work on implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur limit.

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EU: Malta “good on biodiversity, bad on energy and climate”

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The European Environmental Bureau published an assessment of the performance of the Maltese Presidency of the EU, in relation to environmental issues. The assessment based on Ten Green Tests showed that Malta has performed well in relation to nature protection, but badly when it comes to measures to tackle climate change or transform energy system.

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New study finds efficiency of new ships falling

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Recent improvements in the design efficiency of new ships went into reverse last year, a new study has found. According to the CE Delft study, the average design efficiency of new bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers was worse in 2016 than in 2015 and the share of new ships complying with future efficiency standards also decreased.

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IMO states urged to support action on HFO risks in Arctic

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As the IMO MEPC 71 opens today in London, the Clean Arctic Alliance called on IMO member states to support a Canadian proposal, submitted to MEPC, calling for work to mitigate the risks posed by the use of heavy fuel oil as marine fuel in Arctic waters. The proposal is backed by Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway and the US.

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How to reduce climate change impact on oceans

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An official side event of the World Ocean Conference brought together representatives across the industry, to address ways in which the private sector can fight climate change affecting the ocean. Among the takeaways of the event is that business has a key role to play, not only in helping to mitigate the effect of climate change on the ocean, but also in helping societies adapt to this effect.

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Port of Seattle to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

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The Port of Seattle joined the national coalition "We Are Still In", the alliance focused on meeting the greenhouse gas reduction goals of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. The Port’s emission reduction goals mirror those in the Paris Agreement: a 50-percent reduction by 2030 and a 100-percent-or-more reduction by 2050, compared to 2005 emission levels.

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