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Realising Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport to the Benefit of Future Generations

A partnership comprising key players within the European waterborne transport sector, working together within the Waterborne Technology Platform, propose a new Research and Innovation Partnership which over a period of seven years will implement...

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Green airports and ports as hubs for sustainable and smart mobility

Specific Challenge A clear commitment of the European Green Deal is that “transport should become drastically less polluting”, highlighting in particular the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in aviation and w...

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Cleaner Air in 2020 - 0.5% sulphur cap for ships enters into force worldwide

From 1 January 2020, the maximum sulphur content of marine fuels is reduced to 0.5% (down from 3.5%) globally – reducing air pollution and protecting health and the environment. Sulphur Oxide (SOx) emissions from ships' combustion en...

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EU makes 22 new commitments for clean, healthy and safe oceans and launches The Ocean Tracker

The European Union will announce 22 new commitments at the 2019 edition of Our Ocean conference, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on 23-24 October 2019, for better governance of the oceans. In addition, the EU is also launching ‘...

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Single-use plastics: Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on new rules to reduce marine litter

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional political agreement on the ambitious new measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter at its source, targeting the 10 plastic products most o...

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