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Shipping, which transports about 90% of global trade – is, statistically, the least environmentally damaging mode of transport, when its productive value is taken into consideration-IMO

EU’s supposedly ‘green’ shipping law will lock in fossil fuels

An EU law intended to drive the uptake of clean fuels by ships will actually lock in the use of fossil fuels for decades, according to a leaked proposal, making the European Green Deal goal of decarbonisation by 2050 impossible. Transport &...

Amazon Becomes Largest Corporate Buyer of Renewable Energy in the U.S.

Amazon is already the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in Europe and globally, with 232 projects around the world, enough to power 2.5 million U.S. homes. Amazon reaches 10 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity and advances its commitment to decarbonizing...

UN Greenwashes Shipping with Hopelessly Weak Carbon Efficiency Target

The global shipping fleet will be required to reduce its carbon intensity by just 1.5% a year under a climate plan adopted by the UN regulator, the IMO. The target is as weak as what would be achieved under business as usual...

THE OCEAN CLEANUP AND THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Coca-Cola Becomes First Global Implementation Partner for The Ocean Cleanup’s River Project Partnership Teams Coca-Cola’s Global Network with The Ocean Cleanup’s Technology Supporting Solutions for 15 Rivers Around the World, Preventing Plastic Waste from Entering the Oceans The Coca-Cola Company and The Ocean...

Guidelines to support new carbon intensity cutting measures agreed by working group ahead of MEPC.

An International Maritime Organization (IMO) working group has agreed a set of draft guidelines to support mandatory measures to cut the carbon intensity of all ships.   The proposed mandatory measures have already been approved by IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and are expected to be adopted when the MEPC meets...

Oceana Calls for U.S. Action to End Illegal Fishing & Seafood Fraud

Oceana published a report making the case for expanding transparency and traceability to end illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud. While the federal government has taken some steps to combat these problems in the past, Oceana says more must be...

Over two-thirds of citizens want their country’s climate target raised

Public opinion in the EU strongly supports more ambitious national climate targets, according to a new YouGov poll conducted in 12 European countries. The poll for Transport & Environment (T&E) reveals that 68% of respondents who expressed an opinion want their country’s...

7% green fuels by 2030 would decarbonize EU shipping mid-century – study

According to Transport & Environment's (T&E)'s study, 7% of the EU’s shipping fuels need to be green by 2030 for the sector to decarbonize by mid-century. Modelling by Transport & Environment (T&E) points to a clear path which involves modest deployments...

Countries from across the oceans team up to tackle marine plastic litter under the ambitious GloLitter Partnerships Project.

A major international project that will help reduce marine plastic litter from maritime transport and fishing sectors is up for a successful start, after getting 30 countries on board. Five regions will be represented in this global effort: Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin...