Environment

  • Green finance for dirty ships

    SHIPPING may seem like a clean form of transport. Carrying more than 90% of the world’s trade, ocean-going vessels produce just 3% of its greenhouse-gas emissions. But the industry is dirtier than that makes it sound. By burning heavy fuel oil, just 15 of the biggest ships emit more oxides of nitrogen and sulphur—gases much worse for global warming than carbon dioxide—than all the world’s cars put together. So it is no surprise that shipowners are being forced to clean up their act. But in an industry awash in overcapacity and debt, few have access to the finance they need to improve their vessels. Innovative thinking is trying to change that.

  • Scientists, Icelandic Coast Guard Partner to...

    A new collaboration between Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) has set out to study of the extreme ocean surface conditions that characterize the waters off Iceland’s coast. 

  • Standing Committee recommendations will renew...

     Recommendations for changes to the Fisheries Act made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans have the potential to create a robust framework of environmental legislation, WWF-Canada said today. In the fall, WWF-Canada testified that the Act should be modernized, and that key protections removed in 2012 should be restored in order to protect habitats and species in freshwater and oceanic habitats.

  • Drive to clean marine environment

    The General Directorate of Coasts and Borders Security of the Ministry of Interior launched an initiative to clean the marine environment in order to create a sustainable environment free of pollution, especially the one near offshore platforms.

  • 26,000 rescue missions conducted in Dubai

    The Dubai Police have conducted 26,527 maritime and land rescue missions in 2016, up from 24,860 rescue missions in 2015. Of these, 26,237 were land rescue missions while 290 were sea rescue operations.

  • Scientists discover pollution 10,000 meters below...

    Scientists have discovered the presence of chemical pollutants in some of the ocean’s deepest trenches, previously thought to be nearly untouched by human influence. In fact, they’ve found levels of contamination in some marine organisms living there that rival some of the most polluted waterways on the planet.

  • Evergreen Line: Slowing Down Saves Whales

    Evergreen Line has received recognition for its voluntary environmental and ecological protection program that has helped increase the whale population in the Santa Barbara Channel region over the July to November 2017 period.

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Malaysia worried EU resolution could dent palm oil exports

Malaysia voiced concern on Wednesday that a call by European Union lawmakers for curbs on imports of palm oil could deal a blow to one of the Asian country’s biggest exports.
In a vote aimed at influencing EU regulators, the European Parliament backed a call for greater vetting of palm and other vegetable oils used in biofuels to prevent the EU’s renewable transport targets for post-2020 leading to deforestation.

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Staying At The Forefront Of Regulations

Major environmental regulations dealing with air pollution, greenhouse gases and invasive marine species will come into effect this decade, aiming at reducing the environmental impact of shipping. Their scope will include international, regional, country and state level regulations. Our ambition is to be at the forefront of environmental regulations, both those already implemented and those expected.

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SMEs at Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai pitch for access to capital

The UAE’s small and medium-sized enterprises need access to international investment to support the sector’s growth and in Dubai this week some of the country’s most promising entrepreneurs have been lined up to pitch their ideas to the global investors, economists, ministers and experts who control where that critical funding is deployed.

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