Marine Protected Areas now account for 3.6 million square kilometers, or more than 5%, of the world’s oceans, the UN Environment Programme has announced ..
News 15 Dec 2016
- Climate,Transport,COP21: climate crunch
The global shipping industry is divided over how soon it should start cutting its emissions, with certain groups calling for a delay to allow for ..
News 20 Oct 2016
The European Commission has submitted a proposal to restrict nitrogen oxide emissions from ships across the Baltic and North Sea under international conventions from 2021 ..
News 4 Oct 2016
Efforts to reduce plastic waste in the oceans should use a “measures-led” approach focused on best available techniques, according to experts at a high-level conference ..
News 30 Sep 2016
New rules to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species in ship ballast water have finally come into force ..
News 13 Sep 2016
Mandatory requirements for ships to record and report their fuel consumption are set to come into force under amendments to the International Convention for the ..
News 9 Sep 2016
MEPs want shipping emissions included in the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target through the Emissions Trading System, a proposal likely to be resisted by shipowners ..
News 7 Sep 2016
The UK government has confirmed it plans to ban the sale and manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads as soon as 2017 ..
News 6 Sep 2016
- Transport,Waste & Resources,Pollution,The EU's Circular Economy package
Ship recycling licences may be necessary to prevent EU shipping companies flouting the law when it comes to responsible recycling of end-of-life vessels, according to ..
News 7 Jul 2016
- Climate,Pollution,General Policy,The EU's Circular Economy package,Nature
The European Commission has opened a public consultation to determine how it will prioritise funding for research into the challenges faced by society, such as ..
News 8 Jun 2016
France has proposed that methylmercuric chloride be classified as toxic to reproduction and as a suspected carcinogenic and mutagenic under the Classification and Labelling Regulation ..
News 19 May 2016
- Waste & Resources,Pollution
A coalition of 11 NGOs has urged MEPs to reinstate a target to cut marine litter in the circular economy package ..
News 11 May 2016
A vote by MEPs to make EU fisheries data collection more robust has been “limited” by a decision to exclude freshwater aquaculture, NGO BirdLife Europe has ..
News 25 Apr 2016