October 31, 2018

Nordic CEOs join forces for a sustainable future

A group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from the group presented their shared ambitions to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the 70th Nordic Council session in Oslo.

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October 31, 2018

Port Establishes Habitat to Reduce Ocean Acidification

The Port of Seattle, along with Puget Sound Restoration Fund and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, are working on an innovative ‘Blue Carbon’ pilot program to establish habitat and a native oyster bed at the north end of Smith Cove in Seattle’s Elliott Bay. The purpose of these efforts is to create habitat, trap carbon in the environment, reduce ocean acidification and improve water quality, as oysters act as filter feeders, which remove pollution from the ocean.

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October 31, 2018

New airport charges at Schiphol encoure cleaner, quieter aircraft

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is encouraging the use of cleaner, quieter aircraft through its airport charges levied on airlines. Airlines are being given a financial incentive to use cleaner, quieter aircraft and a financial disincentive to use noisy aircraft. This forms part of the new airport charges set by Schiphol today for the period running from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2022. The charges for the airlines will be rising by an average of 7.9% over the next three years. Schiphol anticipates maintaining a balanced price-quality ratio compared to other hubs.

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