COMMENT: With the G7 having finished building sandcastles in Cornwall, UK and the world jetting into Glasgow for COP26 on the November horizon, the media is awash with talk of climate change and the incredible challenge ahead, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: The environmental media has been awash with news that shipping giant Maersk is aiming to launch its first ‘carbon neutral’ cargo liner vessel, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: On the day the UK Government formally announced a ten-point Climate Action Plan, the mainstream TV news headliner was the investigation into a royal TV interview that took place 25 years ago, followed by consternation about how families may not be able to meet-up at Christmas during a pandemic, ...
COMMENT: It was once said of carbon off setting that it is a tool used by rich societies to carry on polluting without the guilt, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: One of the positive outcomes of COVID-19 is the entertainment we can derive from new terminology that has arisen during these five months. The lexicographer Susie Dent collectively termed these the ‘coronalexicon’, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: Maritime facilities have taken essential action and quickly applied their know-how in the face of COVID-19 impacts faster than other sectors, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: No one saw this coming, writes Charles Haine. Apart from the UK Government’s own National Risk Register of 2017, which placed an influenza pandemic equal fourth, alongside severe weather (but much higher impact), as one of the highest likelihood risks facing society before 2022.
COMMENT: Never is there a better time than the turn of the year to do a Crtl+Alt+Del, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: Having heard rumours about open loop scrubbers adversely affecting sediment in British harbours this year, it came as little surprise when the media announced a story in late October, writes Charles Haine.
COMMENT: Attention-grabbing media coverage, which accused the Port of Miami’s dredging project of causing mass coral death, may not be entirely accurate after all, writes Stevie Knight.
COMMENT: The first London conference dedicated to accelerating the uptake of disruptive and lower emissions’ propulsion technologies for inland shipping has been held at The Crystal by the Port of London Authority, writes Charles Haine.
Much has been written about January 1st, 2020 and the introduction of IMO 2020, writes Dean Davison.
COMMENT: While the media steers us towards the soap opera of turmoil in governing and geopolitics, in the UK at least, some positive initiatives are flowing into the marine space, writes Charles Haine
COMMENT: The force is strong at the moment. The push for immediate action on climate risks from David Attenborough, the BBC, youth protests and Greta Thunberg (calling out politicians for procrastination) is gaining traction, writes Charles Haine
COMMENT: The surge in awareness towards accelerated action on climate change and governments and companies seeking transition to carbon neutrality both require tackling the challenge of rising energy costs, writes Charles Haine