Sustainable living: Designing green cities and inclusive housing

Sustainable living: Designing green cities and inclusive housing

Monday 2 August 2021 – Vol.12 Ed.31.1

Commentary: Cities’ sustainable ambitions held back by lack of labelling

By Adam Cotter in Singapore

With over half the world’s population now crowded into cities, making urban areas sustainable is central to solving the climate crisis. Often located in areas of high climate risk, cities face some of the worst consequences of natural disasters. Infrastructure investment is sorely needed. But with...

Fuel consumption: IMCA and its members to play key role.

Fuel consumption: IMCA and its members to play key role.

Margaret Fitzgerald, IMCA’s Head of Marine Policy & Regulatory Affairs

As a result of a submission by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 76/5/3) in June 2021, the MEPC has granted IMCA authority to:

1    Collect fuel consumption data from IMCA members’ offshore vessels which fall within the scope of...

AmmPower to provide green ammonia energy solutions to Brazil’s Porto Central

Vancouver-based AmmPower Corp. has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Porto Central in Brazil’s state of Espírito Santo, for the development of a green ammonia production facility, storage and distribution. The Canadian resource-exploration company, increasingly focused on clean...

Katharine Palmer joins UN…

Katharine Palmer joins UN High-Level Climate Champion’s team to lead shipping.

New appointment to accelerate the uptake of zero-carbon fuels in international shipping.

LR’s global sustainability manager, Katharine Palmer (pictured above) has been appointed as the United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC) High-Level Climate Champion’s (HLCC) Shipping Lead to support the shipping industry’s drive to decarbonisation.

As the HLCC’s Shipping Lead, Katharine’s main focus will be to mobilise industry...

Exmar and Nutrien set out to build vessel powered by low-carbon ammonia

Belgium’s Exmar and Canadian fertilizer company Nutrien have joined forces to develop and build a low-carbon ammonia-fueled vessel as early as 2025. The collaboration aims to slash Nutrien’s maritime transportation emissions and enable the commercial development of an ammonia-fueled vessel. Nutrien...

Berge Bulk revealed as second shipowner to invest in budding British atomic power venture

James Marshall-led Berge Bulk has been revealed as the second shipowner to invest in Core Power, a British firm developing advanced atomic power solutions for shipping. Splash reported in May that Tim Hartnoll-led X-Press Feeders, the largest independent common carrier in the world, had bought into...

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