Carnival Corporation and the Bellona Foundation, an international environmental NGO based in Norway, have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company with nine global cruise line brands, and the Bellona Foundation, an international environmental NGO based in Oslo, Norway, have signed an agreement of cooperation where the parties agree to work together to continue improving environmental and sustainability impact.
The newly formed cooperation is based on the two parties’ shared vision of an even more sustainable cruise industry in a future zero emission society. The recently adopted International Maritime Organization (IMO) strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, together with an increasing focus on continuing to improve the cruise industry’s environmental impact in local communities and destinations, will provide an important framework for joint cooperation.
Setting an aspirational goal of zero emissions in port and during operations in pristine areas will help to force breakthrough approaches in technology and operations to reach that goal. “Sustainable operations is a top priority for our business, and as the world’s largest cruise company, our global cruise line brands have taken and continue to take a leadership role for sustainable tourism,” says Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group & Carnival Asia for Carnival Corporation. “We are deeply committed to protecting the environment, and that includes the oceans and seas in which our vessels sail and the communities in which we operate….
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