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The first time that a single engine Gripen fighter plane flew with 100% biofuel, at manufacturer Saab’s facilities in Linköping, in Sweden. CREDIT – Saab AB/ Linus Svensson

CIVIL AVIATION SECTOR PUSHES AHEAD WITH SUSTAINABLE FUEL GROWTH

AVIATION has always been regarded as a tougher sector to convert to low carbon fuels than road transport, because of the high intensity burn required to power planes – which traditionally been supplied by fossil-based kerosene. And a lot is burned.

In 2019, before Covid-19 knocked the industry off a seemingly unstoppable growth trajectory, 95 billion gallons of fuel was burned by commercial airlines worldwide said statistical service Statista.

Speaking to Petroleum Review, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) deputy director for environmental protection Jane Hupe said analysis undertaken by the UN agency found “that, by 2050, it would be physically possible to meet 100 percent of international aviation jet fuel demand with sustainable aviation fuels, corresponding to a 63 percent reduction in emissions.”…

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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP LEDGERS BEING CREATED – BUT NOT WITHOUT SERIOUS TEETHING TROUBLES



Britain’s open register of beneficial ownership was groundbreaking worldwide but its effectiveness as a bulwark against money laundering is being debated, even as both the European Union (EU) and the US move ahead at varying pace to replicate the system. The question of whether BO registers should be open or closed is one that is being discussed in countries around the world.…

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CANADIAN AUTO SECTOR WELCOMES FINAL USMCA DEAL – WITH FINAL REVISIONS ON STEEL SUPPLIES AND LABOUR STANDARDS



The Canadian automotive industry has welcomed the final text of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, which includes new flexibility over steel supplies to the North American automotive manufacturing industry.

David Adams, president, Global Automakers of Canada (which represents all Canadian auto manufacturers except for the Big Three), said the new amendments reflected Canadian government thinking and that now he expected “all three countries will work to ratify expeditiously….”,…

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US TARIFF HURTS, BUT ESQUEL FINDS A WAY THROUGH – JOHN CHEH



The US-China trade war that has been hindering commerce since 2018 has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel CEO John Cheh has told just-style.…

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NEW EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL INDICATES INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY WILL NOT QUIOT FINANCIAL BACKING FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY GROWTH



 

GLOBAL and regional public policies promoting environmental good practice and fighting climate change have long encouraged the growth of renewable energy production. And with concern about global warming sharpening, these goals – pushed by international and regional organisations and development banks – are here to stay.…

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INDIAN BUSINESS FACING SPIKE IN FRAUD AND DISHONESTY, NATIONAL SURVEY WARNS



Corruption, bribery and fraud are now perceived as the biggest risk to commercial health by Indian businesses, domestically and foreign-owned says the India Risk Survey 2019. This is a major change compared to 2018, when the survey put these risks at the eighth most serious concern, behind cyber-insecurity, natural hazards, fire, terrorism, governance instability, labour unrests and general crime.…

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ASIAN REGULATORY ROUNDUP – SMALLER JAPANESE PAINT IMPORTERS OFFERED EXEMPTION FROM CHEMICAL DECLARATION LAW



IMPORTERS of paints into Japan have been given four time-windows in 2020 to secure ‘small volume permits’ under which coatings can be brought into Japan without any new chemical components being declared to regulators. This special exemption applies to imports of a product into Japan under one tonne per year, says the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law.…

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICES CORRESPONDENT HONOURED OVER CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTS

INTERNATIONAL News Services’ Bangladesh correspondent A.Z.M Anas has won the Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for his coverage of the impact of climate change in his country. He was honoured for writing a series of articles on the grave environmental challenges facing his native Bangladesh.

It is especially vulnerable to climate change given much of the country is low lying, with its communities built on the deltas of the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers. His articles have documented how climate change is causing alarming erosion and landslides contributing to economic dislocation and uncontrolled migration.…

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NASCENT HYDROGEN CAR MARKET STARTS TO DEVELOP IN EUROPE



THE DEVELOPMENT and use of hydrogen-fuelled automobiles is starting to gather pace in the European Union (EU), with the EU’s executive, the European Commission encouraging growth in this environment-friendly segment as it pursues a goal of achieving a climate-neutral Europe by 2050.…

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EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT THE NEED FOR THE GLOBAL MARITIME SECTOR TO COLLECT AND SHARE GOOD PRACTICE ON REDUCING EMISSIONS



A series of reports published in recent weeks have highlighted the need for increased collaboration across the shipping industry to develop and share best practice to significantly reduce the sector’s carbon footprint. Between 2000 and 2017, the CO2 emissions associated with the shipping sector grew at an average annual rate of 1.87% between 2000 and 2017, according to a report published in September by the Bonn-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), ‘Navigating the way to a renewable future: solutions to decarbonise shipping’, resulting in emissions of  677 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2 in 2017.…

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