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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Ocean technology hub AltaSea blooms on San Pedro waterfront

Roger Vincent, Yahoo Tech Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

A moon shot to make Southern California an international leader in the "blue economy" is taking shape in San Pedro as a $30-million renovation of three historic waterfront warehouses nears completion.

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Port of Seattle Breaks Ground on Maritime Innovation Center

Port of Seattle Shipping & Ports

Long-anticipated project starts with renovation of historic Ship Supply Building.

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Charting new courses for resilience and sustainability in the ocean economy

Economist Impact Shipping & Ports

Given the environmental, logistical, and geopolitical challenges of the maritime shipping industry, the urgency of building resilience and adaptability within the ocean-economy ecosystem is clear.

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The ocean sector is a key frontier for climate-change action

Lubomila Jordanova, Economist Impact Shipping & Ports

Innovations in aquaculture are essential for improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact. 

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Shipping sector will see 70% emissions rise as Red Sea corridor is avoided

Ocean 14 Capital Shipping & Ports

The International shipping industry faces a 70% rise in emissions due to commercial vessels seeking alternative routes to the Suez Canal.

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Why a greener maritime future is crucial for sustainable development

Gyorgyi Gurban, Economist Impact Shipping & Ports

Ahead of her panel discussion at this year’s World Ocean Summit, Gyorgyi Gurban, head of projects implementation, International Maritime Organisation on how greener shipping could be a game-changing opportunity to deliver on multiple sustainability targets.

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'Wake up': Senate hearing considers threat of climate change on 'blue economy'

Lucas Thompson, NBC News Shipping & Ports

Sea level rise impacts coastal ecosystems and infrastructure that underpin the blue economy including supply chains, real estate, infrastructure, agriculture, insurance markets, health costs and more.

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Harbouring sustainability: How ports can embrace environmental excellence

Carlos Correia, World Ocean Initiative Shipping & Ports

A guest blog by Carlos Correia, CEO, Port of Lisbon.

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What are the areas in need of greatest co-operation in the shipping industry to transition to a sustainable future?

Simon Bennett. Economist Impact Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

The global regulator of shipping has set the industry an ambitious net-zero target for 2050. Unified next steps are needed to meet this crucial goal.

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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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