22 new sustainable blue projects have been selected for funding by the European Commission under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). 103 companies from 22 countries will share €15.1 million.
Ahead of the global climate conference COP24, which took place in Poland on 3-14 December 2018, the European Investment Bank launched a first-of-its-kind climate survey, in partnership with the global public opinion company YouGov, to find out how 25 000 citizens feel towards climate change in the European Union, the United States and China. Today the EIB is presenting the findings of the third part of its survey.
The Blue Growth Accelerator NEPTUNE was created in 2016 to support innovative SMEs and entrepreneurs in the fields of environment, maritime transport, water management, marine renewable energies and port logistics. Three years later, it has granted funds for €2.8 million to 41 projects in 6 countries.
From 31 December 2018, the recycling of all large sea-going vessels sailing under an EU flag can only take place in yards included in the European List of ship recycling facilities. This is the result of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation – the only legally binding and comprehensive instrument on ship recycling in force in the world today, which aims to make ship recycling greener and safer. The European list contains currently 26 yards, most of them located in the EU, but also in Turkey and the USA, and additional yards are expected to be included in the list in the future.
Indirect CO2, sector CRF 1A5 (mostly including emissions from military use) and sector 6 ‘other’ are not included in the graph and represented a combined 0.2 % of total GHG emissions in 2015. The red bars denote items not included in national GHG totals and therefore excluded from Kyoto targets. The sectoral aggregations in the top chart are: Energy supply: CRF 1A1 (energy industries) + 1B(fugitives); industry: CRF 1A2 (manufacturing industries and construction) + CRF 2 (industrial processes); transport: CRF 3; residential and commercial: CRF 1A4a (commercial) + CRF 1A4b (residential); agriculture: CRF 1A4c (agriculture, forestry and fishing) + CRF 3 (agriculture); waste: CRF 5 (waste); LULUCF: CRF 4 (LULUCF); international aviation, international shipping and CO2 biomass are Memorandum items not included in national totals.