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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Civil Society News

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), said, "As nations implement the Paris Agreement, the financial sector is also working to understand and manage the risks and opportunities created by this fundamental shift in the global economy. The CPLC, a global convener of governments, businesses and civil society around carbon pricing, works with partners to share experiences, methodologies and challenges as different sectors begin to incorporate climate risk and opportunity into their business plans. In the shipping industry, financiers will play a key role in ensuring the successful decarbonization

Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, where the IMO kicked off its 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting ships, ports and people.’ Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

"It is Easy for Seafarers to Feel Lonely and Isolated" Says UN

; The Day of the Seafarer, marked annually on 25 June, was established in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila, the capital of Philippines, to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers from all over the world to international seaborne trade, the world economy and civil society as a whole

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pacific Maritime Sector Lures Women

women in the maritime sector, e launching their new website and collaborating with the World Maritime University`s Women’s Association.   The strategy seeks to encourage women who aspire to train for, and work in, the maritime sector, by raising awareness and providing the tools for civil society and local communities to create an enabling environment for them to do so.   Executive members of PacWIMA also attended the Pacific Regional Energy and Transport Ministers’ Meeting, to highlight women`s economic contribution and leadership to the Pacific maritime sector.   

Eleni Antoniadou on ILO’s ‘blue carpet’ with dates going back to the establishment of the organization (Photo: ILO)

Discussion: Seafarers' Wages During Piracy

working and living standards for seafarers. The working group’s meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from April 3-5, 2017. It brought together more than 150 representatives from governments, employers’ organizations and seafarers’ associations, officials from ILO, IMO and civil society organizations to examine issues related to the protection of seafarers’ wages when the seafarer is held captive on or off the ship as a result of acts, such as piracy or armed robbery against ships. The group was assigned an additional task, which was to consider recommendations on improvemen

(© Silke Stuckenbrock/Silke Photo 2008/Marine Photobank.)

The Sustainable Ocean Summit set for Singapore

evaluated on how well they address sustainability as a critical measure of their commitment to the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit.  Stakeholders expect companies to develop sustainability and corporate responsibility programs and reporting as part of efforts to take up civil society concerns and maintain the social license to operate. The world’s governments are poised to endorse a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a UN Summit in New York in September 2015. These SDGs are intended to define the aspirations and targets to guide governments, society - and