As COP27 begins, what can shipping do to help restore oceans?

November 7, 2022 /

Egypt are hosting the 27th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) this month, tackling the global challenge of climate change. The UN says progress on cutting the emissions that cause global warming has been "woefully inadequate" since COP26. The planet has already warmed 1.1C since pre-industrial times and scientists…

The environment and Arctic Shipping

July 4, 2018 /

Mariners have known about short cuts to the Pacific via the Arctic for a long time. The Northern Sea Route (NSR), north of Siberia, was discovered 300 years ago, and the Northwest Passage (NWP) has been on the map for more than a century. Although these routes are much shorter than the traditional trading routes from…

Can shipping slash emissions?

April 3, 2018 /

Next week, countries are supposed to finalise a deal on limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international shipping. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environment meeting in London is expected to set a concrete target for shipping emissions in the coming decades. After the Paris Agreement and a deal on emissions from International Aviation, shipping is…