The brief: Green economy and blue transition

The brief: Green economy and blue transition
To move to a greener transition and a more sustainable economy the support of industries based around the ocean and coasts – known as the blue economy – is essential. The potential of oceans The ocean holds great potential for producing renewable energy, including offshore wind and tidal energy. There are now projects for floating wind ...

The brief: Sea levels are rising

The brief: Sea levels are rising
It now seems clear that the climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realize. Greenhouse gas emissions have overheated the Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather. What is happening in the ocean As oceans heat up, the water rises in part because warm water expands but also ...

The brief: biodiversity crisis

The brief: biodiversity crisis
Humans have always benefited from nature’s generosity, but they don\'t seem to care as much for it. It is now time to rethink this one-sided relationship. Human actions are destroying nature and causing biodiversity loss at an alarming rate. This is happening in addition to a ferocious climate crisis.

The brief: Recovery of life in the oceans

The brief: Recovery of life in the oceans
According to a recent study, “substantial” recovery of life in the oceans could be achieved by 2050 if major threats such as climate change are dealt with. Value of oceans Oceans are important sources of food, water and clean energy and key for tackling global warming. Indeed, they store heat and carbon. However, many marine species, habitats ...

The brief: Greening and Maritime Transport

The brief: Greening and Maritime Transport
As we have already written, maritime transport plays a key role for the European economy. Indeed it transports approximately 80% of external trade and ensures smooth and efficient trade flows in and out of the European Union. Let’s look at the so-called green initiatives regarding this sector. Value of maritime transport Within the complex European framework with ...