Paris - The dropping of international aviation and shipping emissions from the draft Paris climate agreement published this afternoon has fatally undermined the prospects of keeping global warming below 2°C, green NGOs Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment (T&E) have said.

Paris - The Oceans were front and centre of the climate debate this week at the COP21 climate talks in Paris. Special events both inside and outside of the main negotiation zone highlighted the crucial role played by the world’s seas in regulating our climate and mitigating the effect our greenhouse gas emissions are having.

Brussels – today the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy package, including a commitment to continue to work on the EU headline marine litter reduction target, and to develop a strategy on plastics in the Circular Economy.

London – Shipping could be responsible for 17% of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated, according to a new scientific study [1].

Brussels - Seas At Risk and the Fisheries Secretariat have published their policy brief for the December Council that will agree on 2016 North Atlantic and North Sea fishing opportunities.

Brussels - European aquaculture cannot be considered “sustainable” until the use of poorly managed and/or overexploited marine ingredients in the diets of European farmed fish is replaced by ecologically responsible marine and alternative non-marine ingredients. Seas At Risk’s new policy paper outlines urgent and longer term actions to be taken by the EU on the issue of feed.

Brussels - Seas At Risk and BirdLife have published a position paper on the Commission proposal for a new Data Collection Framework. 

London - Seas At Risk attended the Annual Meeting of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) and delivered a joint opening statement on behalf of the attending NGOs.

Brussels –SAR has sent a letter to the European Commission supporting the inclusion of a marine litter reduction target in the new Circular Economy Package.

Seas At Risk and allied NGOs have written to the European Commission following the publication of the delegated acts on the landing obligation for several European seas.