Shipping 'progressives' call for industry carbon emission cuts
Many of the world's biggest shipowners and charterers have called on heads of state to take swift action to force carbon emission cuts on their industry which is the only sector in the world not now bound by climate change targets.
Google makes waves with new sustainable fishing data platform
Google has unveiled a new beta technology platform that utilises enhanced data collection and transparency to promote and improve policies and provide the "world's first global view" of sustainable fishing practices.
Is this the most sustainable ship in the world?
As the International Maritime Organisation struggles to stay afloat amidst a barrage of calls to establish a global shipping initiative, a new 10-mast cruise liner that harnesses solar and wind power may just have set the benchmark for the sector.
AkzoNobel launches bio-renewable coating following anti-fouling accusations
Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has launched a new biocide-free coating offering fuel and carbon savings for ships, just weeks after the company was accused of forming part of the "worst catastrophe to hit the marine environment".
European Commission urged to revamp bioenergy and shipping policies
The European Commission has been greeted with across-the-board support from MEPs to include emissions from shipping in the European Union's 2030 emissions reduction target, while non-profits are also calling for improved bioenergy policies.
Could Arctic research fast-track an international shipping emissions standard?
With the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) beginning to piece together an early resemblance of an emissions reduction target for the industry, a two year Arctic trial could pave the way for more reliable measurement techniques.
SSI calls for 'substantive' conclusion on shipping emissions target
Global shipping coalition the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has warned that the lack of a definitive conclusion at a recent International Maritime Organisation (IMO) meeting has decreased the likelihood of a binding agreement on future industry emissions reduction targets.
Shipping industry urged not to 'miss the boat' on emissions reductions
Calls for the global shipping industry to reduce its carbon emissions intensified this week as a coalition of companies from across the sector have demanded climate action from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) ahead of a forthcoming committee meeting.
AkzoNobel slashes shipping emissions through $500,000 carbon credit scheme
Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has issued more than 126,000 carbon credits - worth more than $500,000 - to 16 ships in a move that has reduced the emissions of each vessel by 4,000 tonnes annually.
New sustainability roadmap launched as shipping industry hits troubled waters over emissions
A coalition of businesses and NGOs including AkzoNobel, Unilever and WWF is introducing a 2040 roadmap and set of shared commitments to help the shipping industry navigate the 'significant challenges' it faces on reducing emissions.
Global initiative introduces first proposal to reduce airplane pollution
International Civil Aviation Organisation plan of 4% fuel reduction of new aircraft starting in 2028 not enough to halt emissions, environmental groups say
US demands 1.5 degree warming limit in COP21 deal
The United States was officially unveiled on Wednesday (9 December) as the most influential new member of the 'High Ambition Coalition' and immediately threw its weight behind a future 1.5 degree global warming limit in the international climate change agreement negotiations, in Paris.
UN unveils 20-page negotiating text for Paris
The United Nations (UN) has today (5 October) released a streamlined version of the negotiating text that will be used at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference in December.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
This week in numbers has seen some surprising electric vehicle developments and exciting new figures for renewable energy and e-waste recycling.
Audi unveils first all-electric SUV concept car
Audi has unveiled concept designs for its first all-electric SUV, with a full reveal expected at the International Motor Show 2015 in Frankfurt next month.
Aston University researchers pioneer portable biofuel facility
Aston University has developed new technology to convert waste and residues, such as babywipes, into biofuel.
New Climate Economy: 10 ways to generate low-carbon economic growth
Low-carbon economic growth can become the new normal and limit the impact of climate change, according to a new report released today (7 July).
Shipping industry torpedoes emissions reduction targets
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has shelved plans to place an emissions cap on the world's shipping fleet.
EU ships forced to track emissions
Shipping owners using European ports will have to report on the CO2 emissions of their vessels, under a new proposal approved by MEPs on Wednesday.
AkzoNobel makes waves with carbon credits scheme
Spanish ferry operator Balearia has signed up to AkzoNobel's landmark program which financially incentivises ship owners to reduce carbon emissions by earning carbon credits.
Oceans are world's seventh largest economy worth $24tn, says WWF report
The monetary value of the world's oceans has been estimated at US$24tn in a new report that warns that overfishing, pollution and climate change are putting an unprecedented strain upon marine ecosystems.
North Sea economy and ecology at risk without UK Government action
The UK Government must act now to prevent the degradation of economic opportunities and natural ecosystems in the North Sea, a House of Lords report warned on Tuesday.
EU clamps down on shipping industry emissions
The European Commission is tightening its regulations surrounding the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the shipping sector with a new CO2 tracking law and a sulphur oxides cap.
Defra slammed for 'stepping back' from waste
Defra has been slammed for "stepping back" from waste and needs to show strong leadership in order to improve England's recycling rate, a cross-party committee of MPs has said.
Patagonia takes evidence-based approach to minimise product packaging
Patagonia has investigated how it can reduce the amount of plastic waste generated from its product packaging supply chain and will now act on its findings.
Why water issues are now commercially important
Water is essential for life, but many businesses still fail to recognise the commercial importance of this vital resource. Darran Messem explains why businesses must take note.
New measures outlined to boost maritime sustainability
New measures to boost sustainability in the shipping industry have been outlined by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a coalition of global shipping leaders.
Helle Gleie appointed first director of Sustainable Shipping Initiative
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has appointed Helle Gleie as its first director and head of the organisation.
UPS: en route to a fuel efficient future
From using electric vehicles in New York City during the 1930s to operating one of the world's largest fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, UPS has long practiced environmentally-conscious innovations. Leigh Stringer looks into the company's approach to further reducing its CO2 emissions
UPS cuts CO2 by 2.1% despite increase in shipping volume
UPS has reduced its global scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions year-on-year by 2.1% in 2012, despite a 2.3% increase in total shipping volume.
EXCLUSIVE: Transport industry 'unlikely' to collaborate on environmental impact says Porritt
Environmental regulation will only partly drive improvement in the transport industry as it stimulates "one part of the business brain" and does not engage the more creative, innovative side needed for change, says Jonathon Porritt.
Brewer Bavaria joins Heinz and Mars distribution deal to cut CO2 emissions
Dutch brewer Bavaria has signed a shared transportation agreement with Heinz and Mars to move their products across Europe by inland waterways as a new initiative designed to cut CO2 emissions.