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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

River floods are boosting the global spread of plastic, study finds

Daisy Dunne, The Independent Shipping & Ports

River floods are boosting the spread of plastic around the world, a study has found, raising potentially severe health risks for people and wildlife.

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Why the finance sector needs to catch the blue wave

Eric Usher, World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Eric Usher, head of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), calls for a transformational shift in private finance to regenerate ocean health.

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How to foster talent for a sustainable ocean economy

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

A recent webinar discussed solutions that businesses, academic institutions and governments can implement to equip people with the skills they will need to enjoy thriving careers in marine industries in the future.

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Ocean Changemakers Challenge: The next wave of innovators

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The Ocean Changemakers Challenge aims to showcase innovators working to develop business solutions to ocean-related sustainability challenges. It is aimed at early-career researchers or professionals. Entries will close at 11.59 PM (GMT) on February 5th 2021.

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Five priorities for a sustainable ocean economy

Jane Lubchenco et al., Nature Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Unleash the ocean’s potential to boost economies sustainably while addressing climate change, food security and biodiversity.

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Shipping Industry To Welcome New, Lower Emission, Methanol Dual-Fuel Vessels

Globe Newswire, Street Insider Shipping & Ports

Waterfront Shipping renews fleet with 8 new methanol dual-fuel vessels.

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4 Opportunities to Shore Up the World's Coastal Ecosystems and Communities

Liz Hollaway, Ghislaine Llewellyn and Andy Steven, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

More than 3 billion people live near the ocean, affecting coastal resilience and climate change adaptation.

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5 economic opportunities for a sustainable ocean economy

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

The ocean economy is one that has been overlooked by COVID-19 stimulus packages to date, write World Resources Institute experts. However, supporting the ocean economy has significant benefits, with every $1 invested returning $5.

Here are 5 ocean priorities can help its economic output and support the wider economy.

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Why science and innovation are crucial for a blue recovery

WORLD OCEAN INITIATIVE Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The latest World Ocean Initiative webinar highlights recent developments in promoting ocean science, developing technological innovations and boosting financing instruments.

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How four investments could accelerate a sustainable ocean economy

World Ocean Initiative Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

A new report commissioned by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy outlines the four investments with the biggest potential to secure ocean health and wealth.

 

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U.S. Navy, NOAA Strike Deal to Fast-Track Unmanned Maritime Systems

Marine Technology News Shipping & Ports

The advent of autonomy in the maritime and subsea space has received a significant boost with the announcement that a pair of U.S. government titans, the United States Navy and NOAA, have inked an deal to jointly expand the development and operations of unmanned maritime systems.

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Why a sustainable blue recovery is needed

Dona Bertarelli & Mukhisa Kituyi Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Dona Bertarelli, UNCTAD’s new special adviser for the blue economy, outline what the blue recovery agenda should include. Developing countries in particular can benefit.

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Oceans panel presses coastal states to invest in ‘blue recovery’

Fiona Harvey Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

Report says there are substantial economic benefits to be had from ocean conservation

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Shipping sector prioritises five solutions for decarbonisation

Grahaeme Henderson Shipping & Ports

Shell and Deloitte’s new report sets out the industry view on barriers to decarbonisation and identifies priority solutions for meeting the IMO’s GHG ambitions.

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All hands on deck: the shipping industry’s mission to become more sustainable

Barclay Ballard Shipping & Ports

Getting the shipping industry to reduce its environmental impact presents a huge challenge. Fortunately, a number of collaborative initiatives have been launched in the hope of creating a greener future

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An Ocean Climate Action Plan For A New Blue Economy

David Helvarg and Jason Scorse Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

The plan focuses on five key areas in need of government investment and innovative new policies: Coastal adaptation and financing, fisheries, aquaculture and biodiversity conservation, offshore renewable energy, and shipping, and ports and the maritime industries.

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North America’s blooming ocean-tech innovation ecosystem

David Hume Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Guest blogger David Hume, marine energy manager with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the US, considers the role of innovation hubs in nurturing blue economy businesses.

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Shipping industry seeks response to calls for cuts in emissions

Bethan Staton and Harry Dempsey, Financial Times Shipping & Ports

World’s fleet under renewed pressure to clean up its act and curb greenhouse gases

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Taking Stock of China’s Actions to Steer Green Shipping

Barbara Finamore Shipping & Ports

Studies conducted in the past few years by Chinese researchers clearly show that shipping has become a significant source of air pollution in China’s main port cities (as shown in the above figure). Because these port cities are so densely populated, emissions from ships threaten the health of a large portion of China’s population.

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ABB brings fuel cell powering for large ships a step closer

Joshua S. Hill Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Swiss-Swedish electronic manufacturing giant ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with French hydrogen technologies specialist Hydrogène de France to jointly manufacture megawatt-scale hydrogen fuel cell systems for ocean-going vessels.

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