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Clean shipping
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Clean shipping

Developing fuel cells for ships

Under a joint development agreement, Samsung Heavy Industries and Bloom Energy will design and develop fuel cell-powered ships. Fuel cells create electricity through an electrochemical reaction without combusting the fuel, potentially cutting NOx and SOx emissions by 99%.

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Source: Offshore Energy
Offshore wind energy
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Offshore wind energy

A vision for 1,400 GW by 2050

The Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind by 2050. Going beyond current offshore wind forecasts, that would power one-tenth of global electricity demand while saving over 3 billion tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Source: Global Wind Energy Council
Renewable energy
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Renewable energy

The deep sea could hold the key to the future

To kick our fossil fuel habits, we’re going to need a lot more wind turbines, solar panels, and batteries. Building all that infrastructure will require billions of tons of metals and minerals which can be found in abundance at the bottom of the sea. But what about the costs?

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Source: Grist
Battling marine plastics
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Battling marine plastics

Remote sensing gives new possibilities

More than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste enter the oceans each year. A new study illustrates how optical satellite imagery from the European Space Agency can help identify aggregates of floating plastic, such as bottles, bags and fishing nets, in coastal waters.

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Source: VITO
Nature-based solutions
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Nature-based solutions

First-ever global standard developed

With growing concerns over biodiversity and climate change, nature-based solutions get increasing recognition as a necessity for achieving the SDGs. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will launch the first-ever global standard in June.

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Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Reducing CO2 intensity
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Reducing CO2 intensity

International shipping could raise ambition

CO2 intensity of international shipping has already been reduced by 30% from 2008 levels in 2018, nearly reaching the 40% reduction target set for 2030. The sector could therefore further scale up goals for decarbonisation in the coming years.

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Source: Climate Home News