In 1972, Carnival Cruise Lines introduced the concept of the “Fun ship” involving the promotion of cruises as mass tourism. In the 1980s, the cruise industry introduced to its fleet, giant passenger liners capable of carrying in excess of 2,000 passengers.
As highlighted by Tomas Michel, WssTP President “applicants need to think in terms of quantified impacts.We would like to see substantial, ambitious and sustainable impacts in terms of environmental but also social and economic benefits.
The world of shipping, like other sectors, has the goal of decrease the level of pollution helping the global environment. One of the main solution implemented in the shipping industry is the conversion from the most used fuels to the environmental friendly LNG and the new MRV (Monitoring Reporting and Verification) system.
“What once seemed unthinkable is now unstoppable. Strong international support for the Paris Agreement entering into force is a testament to the urgency for action, and reflects the consensus of governments that robust global cooperation, grounded in national action, is essential to meet the climate challenge”.
In relazione ad un incontro di grande importanza, la settantesima sessione del MEPC (Marine Environment Protection Committee – Londra 24/28 ottobre, presso la sede centrale dell’IMO – il Comitato per la Protezione dell’ambiente marino), molte sono le aspettative e gli spunti di riflessione da analizzare.