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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Shipping Giant Maersk Unveils World’s First Vessel Using Green Methanol

Silvia Amaro, CNBC Shipping & Ports

A new green methanol designed vessel will emit 100 tons of carbon dioxide less per day compared to diesel-based ships.

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Top Global Ports May Be Unusable By 2050 Without More Climate Action, Report Says

Jonathan Saul, Reuters Shipping & Ports

A new report highlights that without more climate action some global ports may be unusable by 2050.

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Amsterdam could ban cruise ships to tackle overtourism. What are other holiday destinations doing?

Gabi Thesing, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Amsterdam is the latest tourist destination to consider banning cruise ships in a fight against overtourism and pollution.

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The Future Of Sustainable Ocean Shipping

Mathew Elenjickal, Forbes Shipping & Ports

Players across the shipping industry recognize that it’s time to turn the ocean green.

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Fashion industry driving demand for green shipping, Maersk says

Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen, Reuters Shipping & Ports

Fashion brands are a key driver of demand for green shipping fuels, according to shipping group Maersk (MAERSKb.CO), as the sector faces pressure from consumers and regulators to reduce their climate footprint.

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The most important climate meeting of the year

Vartan Badalian, GreenBiz Shipping & Ports

The International Maritime Organization aims to adopt a revised greenhouse gas emission strategy for the shipping sector.

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Countries must forge ‘Global Blue Deal’ to protect the ocean: UNCTAD

United Nations Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean can provide vast opportunities for developing countries to build more innovative and resilient economies, but climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten the livelihoods of some three billion people who rely on it for food and income.

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Singapore, LA, Long Beach Ports Ink Agreement on Green and Digital Shipping Corridor

C40 Cities Shipping & Ports

As leading global hub ports, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Long Beach are vital nodes on the trans-Pacific shipping lane and key stakeholders in the maritime sector’s green transition.

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Fueling the Blue Economy

Doug Helton, Office of Response and Restoration at NOAA Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The vast majority of ships use petroleum oil, although there is an increasing use of alternative fuels.

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4 Way to Invest in a Sustainable 'Blue Economy'

Institute for Sustainable Investing, Morgan Stanley Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports Tourism

Tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity and fostering inclusive economic growth will require more than $3 trillion of investments in the world’s oceans in the coming decades.

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Net-zero shipping: how maritime transport can rapidly reduce emissions

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Speakers at the 10th annual World Ocean Summit said the industry wants to decarbonise, but a lack of regulatory and market drivers is getting in the way.

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Maritime Blue launches “Fourth Wave” of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator

American Journal of Transportation Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Washington Maritime Blue announced its fourth cohort, affectionately called the Fourth Wave, of the Maritime Blue Innovation Accelerator.

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Is ocean conservation the next climate tech? 7 investors explain why they’re all in

Tim De Chant, TechCrunch Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

For an ecosystem that covers a majority of the planet, the oceans have basically been ignored by startups and investors alike.

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Shipping Industry Gets on Board for Decarbonisation

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Impact Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

A recent session at Economist Impact’s World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific, sponsored by Ocean Network Express (ONE), examined the progress and future plans of the shipping industry, as well as barriers to action.

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The top 5 sustainability and climate trends to watch in 2023

Economic Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Economist Impact’s Martin Koehring highlights why stronger collaboration will be required to accelerate progress in 2023.

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Developing The Blue Economy Requires Collaborative Effort

Observer Research Foundation Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

Eighty per cent of world trade happens using the seas, 40 per cent of the world’s population live near coastal areas, and more than three billion people access the oceans for their livelihood. 

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The US$2.5 Trillion Blue Economy Investment Opportunity

Michael van Niekerk, Investment Magazine Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean or the global “blue economy” contributes US$2.5 trillion ($3.8 trillion) a year in economic output – equivalent to world’s seventh-largest economy by GDP – and is expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy, reaching US$3 trillion a year by 2030.

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Four Trends In Green Technology And Venture Investment

Anis Uzzaman, Forbes Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

As the world deals with climate change and rising energy prices, green technology is more important than ever. Entrepreneurs stand to benefit by coming up with green technology business ideas to serve a growing market need.

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Climate Change Could Bring Back Wind As The Future Power Source For Ocean Cargo Ships

Bob Woods, CNBC Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Climate change could bring back wind as the future power source for ocean cargo ships.

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How Trade Can Help End Plastic Pollution

Soumyajit Kar, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

Government representatives are currently meeting in Uruguay to kickstart the first Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC) on reaching an internationally binding treaty to end plastic pollution that the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) promised to deliver by 2024, otherwise known as the UNEA 5.2 resolution.

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