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17 May 2013

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today finally agreed a resolution on technology cooperation, the negotiation of which had held up consideration of a ship GHG measure for existing ships for two years.

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16 May 2013

Environmental NGOs have called on the International Maritime Organisation to review the hazard classification of PIB following two spills in the English Channel and the deaths of thousands of sea birds.

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15 May 2013

The IMO today decided to postpone the entry into force of NOx emissions limits for ship engines from 2016 to 2021. Seas At Risk and fellow environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) condemned the move.

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19 March 2013

Environment groups are this week pushing for the UN’s International Maritime Organisation to support tough new rules for ships using polar waters.

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25 October 2012

At a conference exploring the use of Port Reception Facilites, Seas At Risk has made a plea for the removal of existing economic disincentives for ships to discharge their waste at EU ports in order to turn Europe into a hub for handling ship waste.

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20 October 2012
In this blog, Seas At Risk's Chris Carroll writes about international developments concerning ship waste dumping and the need for improved reception facilities across the globe so as to help prevent the escalation of marine litter and other marine pollutants.  

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01 October 2012

In response to a statement from EC Vice-President Kallas and EU Commissioner Hedegaard on GHG emissions from shipping NGOs T&E and Seas at Risk have issued the following joint statement.

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29 August 2012

Working alongside partners in the Clean Shipping Coalition, Seas At Risk and T&E have made a proposal to the International Maritime Organisation that could help break the deadlock in discussions on market-based measures to reduce the shipping sector's GHG footprint.

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28 June 2012

Speaking at a public hearing in the European Parliament, Seas At Risk has called on MEPs to help clean up the shipping sector and tackle ship waste dumping at sea.

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22 May 2012

Environmental groups have welcomed the deal announced by European Parliament representatives, the EC and EU member states to reduce the sulphur content of marine fuels. The deal now needs to be approved formally by the Council and Parliament.

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12 April 2012

The Commission's consultation on including shipping in the EU green house gas reduction commitment has closed.

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28 February 2012

Speed controls on shipping could save billions in lower ship fuel bills, cut air pollution and enable the shipping industry to play a full part in tackling climate change according to a new report.

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08 February 2012

Scientists have discovered that noise emitted from ships can cause chronic stress to whales, a problem that is particularly heightened around busy shipping lanes.

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01 February 2012

Shipping is responsible for a very substantial part of total global emissions of CO2, yet at present there are no targets for limiting or reducing these emissions. Seas At Risk is working at United Nations and EU level to change this situation and ensure that appropriately stringent global targets and effective reduction measures are adopted.

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22 January 2012

The European Commission’s work on an EU ship GHG measure has taken a further step forward with the launch of an on-line public consultation. This follows a series of stakeholder events where industry and environment groups, including Seas At Risk, were briefed and able to put their ideas forward.

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20 December 2011

A new brochure produced by Seas At Risk and other european ENGOs gives an up-to-date overview of what is happening at the UN and EU level on air pollution from ships and provides recommendations on how to cut emissions quickly and significantly.

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13 December 2011
Just under ten years ago, North Sea Ministers acknowledged that a new approach would be needed to minimise the impact of commercial shipping on the environment.  

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06 October 2011

A transatlantic coalition of environmental groups applauded today’s European Court of Justice’s Advocate General’s preliminary opinion, which supports Europe’s right to tackle GHG emissions from airlines. The coalition said the preliminary opinion was very encouraging.

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05 October 2011
Slow steaming as a tool to reduce green house gases and other air emissions from the shipping sector was given the green light by industry and environmental groups at a seminar hosted by SAR and T&E this week.  

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04 October 2011

Seas At Risk and Transport & Environment seminar on ship speed limits - latest findings.

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