UN'S - SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
A brilliant notion, the revision and focus o seventeen areas of economic development that may help planet earth survive human intervention - as anthropogenic carnage. In recognition thereof, we may prevail.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are their blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. These are goals, not agreements with any specific plan or legal obligation. That said, most members are making reference these targets, when drafting climate calming and anti-pollution targets of their own.
The Goals address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, hunger, health, education, inequality, sanitation, energy, economics, infrastructure, communities, consumption, climate, environmental degradation, life on earth, prosperity, peace & justice and partnerships, rather than conflict.
The UN claims that their Goals interconnect. They say it is important for every country to achieve each Goal and target by 2030.
Our warmest thanks go out to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der-Leyen, for setting a blistering climate agenda as Europe aims for zero emission status - far ahead of other nation's agendas. Truly sustainable leadership in words and action - despite the struggles of the year - building for a better future!
Click on any specific Goal below to learn more about each issue from the UN's perspective:
The 17 SDG headings that the UN hopes will make planet earth a better place to live on. They are a good starting point. The way to make impact-full change is for every nation to pull together. Each country must play their part. If they are a great farming nation, they must farm sustainably. If they have forests in abundance, they must plant more trees. Houses should be carbon neutral, vehicles too, energy should be renewable, industrial units fit solar and windgens (if possible) and politicians be truly transparent as to their intentions.
LEST WE FORGET: THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY CARRIES AROUND 90% OF WORLD TRADE
It would be fair to say that shipping is the life blood of the global economy, and very necessary in United Nations sustainability terms, called Sustainability Development Goals, or SDGs.
Some 11 billion tons of goods are transported by ship each year. This represents
1.5 tons per person based on the current global
bound freight carriage is set to grow significantly by 2050.
Ocean transport will suffer, meaning shortages of food and equipment, if zero pollution marine transport solutions are not identified expeditiously.
THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING - The hybrid 'Elizabeth Swann' will feature solar collectors and (optionally) wind energy harvesting apparatus in an advanced configuration. Her hull configuration is ideal for mass hydrogen storage tanks, offering ranges of up to 4,000nm on compressed gas, and much more on other forms of hydrogen, such as methanol. At present there are no suitable pressure cylinders in practical terms. The same applies to marine cryogenics. Ammonia has problems to overcome, whereas methanol fits the bill, provided there is carbon offsetting in the manufacture.
WE ARE NOT A THINK TANK, WE ARE A DO TANK
The Elizabeth Swann design and features, forms part of a portfolio of Intellectual Property, that investors can buy into and when sharing this adventure. You'll be helping to accelerate the transition to zero emission shipping, in the process, showing the world what is possible. Not just talking about it, but by doing it.
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