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Tag: Convention Ratification

India to ratify Hong Kong Convention

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The Indian government has drafted legislation to ratify the IMO's Hong Kong Convention on safe ship-recycling, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari was quoted as saying. The Convention will enter into force 24 months after it is ratified by 15 States. At the moment, only six states have acceded.

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Two more states accede to BWM Convention

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IMO announced that Jamaica and Malta have become the latest states to sign up to Ballast Water Management Convention, the international treaty that entered into force a few days ago and requires ships to manage their ballast water to help stop the spread of invasive aquatic species across the globe.

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Honduras ratifies BWM Convention

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The number of states signed up to IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention has reached 61, with Honduras being the latest country acceding to the treaty, on 10 July, according to IMO. The signatories now represent 68.46 % of the world's merchant fleet tonnage.

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Australia ratifies Ballast Water Convention

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The Government of Australia announced that the country ratified the International Ballast Water Convention, to meet environmental compliance with global shipping standards. In total, 55 states have ratified the convention, with most recent the Saudi Arabia in May and New Zealand in January.

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Paris Agreement becomes ratified

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The European Parliament has approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. With this approval the last hurdle is cleared. The political process for the European Union to ratify the Agreement is concluded.

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Paris Agreement on Climate Change close to entry into force threshold

United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon expressed his confidence on Wednesday, 21 September 2016, that the Paris Agreement will enter into force before he leaves office at the end of the year. Mr. Ban was speaking shortly after receiving instruments of ratification from 31 new State Parties, bringing the total number of countries to have ratified the Paris Agreement to 60.

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