Professor John Chudley, Rector at MLA College, looks at how the global maritime industry is increasingly focused on adopting sustainable practices in its operations.
As the world continues to tackle climate change, the global maritime industry is increasingly focused on adopting sustainable practices in its operations.
With shipping accounting for 2-3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the industry is beginning to realise that it has a vital role to play in efforts to reduce carbon emissions and protect our planet.
Shipping companies around the world are implementing key measures to reduce their carbon footprint. For example, many are investing in more efficient engines, using alternative fuels such as biofuels and LNG, and even exploring the use of wind power.
To bring about real change, the sector must also focus on developing a strong and skilled workforce that is aware of these environmental issues and equipped to tackle them head on.
As the Rector of a college that provides Higher Education to the maritime industry, particularly Sustainable Maritime Operations, based in a city with strong naval and maritime heritage, we have an opportunity, and duty some might say, to be at the forefront.
MLA College are the education partners of CIFAL City of London; part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Through this partnership we aspire to build capacity in the maritime sector to create a sustainable future whilst working towards the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
Through our innovative offering and delivery, we believe we are one of the most sustainable Higher Education Institutions globally. We hope we can work with you to make your workplace a better environment for the global good.
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