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picture - IMO shelves Marshall Islands' call to set a global CO2 target for shipping - click for more
London, 13th May 2015 - Regrettably the IMO decided today that business as usual is more important than agreeing that international shipping must make its fair contribution to combating climate change. 
more | news release

picture - EEB issues a call to protect our nature protections - click for more
Brussels, 12th May 2015 - Seas At Risk member the European Environmental Bureau has joined other NGOs in a call to protect Europe’s environmental and natural habitats legislation from the onslaught of the ‘better regulation’ agenda currently emanating from the European Commission. 

picture - European Maritime Day 2015 - click for more
Piraeus, 28th May 2015 - This year’s European Maritime Day is taking place at the port of Piraeus in Greece on 28-29th May, and will be focused on the theme of ports and coasts as gateways to growth. 

picture - Oceans on G7 radar - click for more
Berlin, 20th April 2015 - In preparation of this year’s G7 summit, Seas At Risk presented a joint NGO document with key ocean proposals to the G7 at an international “civil society dialogue”, which was attended by Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. 

picture -  Study shows new ships already meeting 2020 design standard - click for more
Brussels, 5th May 2015 - A new CE Delft study has revealed that many recently constructed ships already meet the International Maritime Organisation’s design efficiency standard for 2020, indicating that there is significant room for tightening these standards when the IMO meets next week. 
more | news release

picture - Retorna joins Seas At Risk - click for more
Brussels, 29th April 2015 - Spanish waste NGO network Retorna has joined Seas At Risk as their 26th member organisation. 

picture - Parliament adopts Baltic Sea multiannual plan - click for more
Strasbourg, 28th April 2015 - The plenary of the European Parliament today endorsed the new multi-annual plan for the Baltic Sea, successfully including major objectives from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) agreed in 2013. 

picture - Seas At Risk and other marine NGOs present EU Blue Manifesto to Commissioner Vella - click for more
Brussels, 17th April 2015 - Seas At Risk and a number of other marine environmental NGOs have today published a list of key asks from the Commission for Europe's seas. 

picture - Fisheries Committee improves Commission proposal on Baltic Sea multiannual plan - click for more
Brussels, 31st March 2015 - The Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament has significantly improved an initial proposal from the Commission on the Baltic Sea multiannual plan, 

picture - Clean Shipping Coalition: Shipping industry must support CO2 target for sector - click for more
Brussels, 6th March 2015 - The Clean Shipping Coalition (CSC) has called on shipping industry leaders to support a carbon emissions reduction target for their sector, as ship owners and stakeholders gathered in Brussels for European Shipping Week. 

picture - New ships 10% less fuel efficient than those built in 1990 – study - click for more
Brussels, 13th April 2015 - New ships built in 2013 were on average 10% less fuel-efficient than those built in 1990, according to a new study commissioned by Seas At Risk and Transport and Environment. 
more | news release

picture - Sunce joins campaign for an oil free Adriatic - click for more
Seas At Risk’s Croatian member organisation Sunce is joining forces with other Mediterranean NGOs in a new campaign to protect the Adriatic Sea from new oil and gas exploration. 

picture - Surfrider launches its 20th Oceans Initiative - click for more
19th March 2015 - For 20 years, Surfrider has been organising annual clean-up operations to raise awareness, collect data and address the scourge of marine litter on our beaches, riverbeds, sea beds and elsewhere. 

picture - End of circular economy? - click for more
Brussels, 22nd January 2015 - As the confusion continues as to the Commission’s plans to withdraw the Circular Economy Package, Seas At Risk and five other NGOs question the reasons for this withdrawal in a new statement.  
more | news release

picture - Seas At Risk talks to the European Parliament about Maximum Sustainable Yield - click for more
Brussels, 24th February 2015 - Seas At Risk fisheries policy officer Björn Stockhausen was invited by the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee to speak at a hearing on Maximum Sustainable Yield in fisheries. 

picture - The death of the Circular Economy?  - click for more
Brussels, 11th March 2015 - After many months of uncertainty, the College of Commissioners quietly approved the 2015 work programme, including the withdrawal of the Circular Economy package, otherwise known as the Waste Target Reform proposal.  


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