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  • Panama Ratifies the Bunker Fuel Pollution Liability Convention

    Saturday, January 17th, 2009

    On 14 January Panama’s National Assembly ratified the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (“Bunker Convention”). The Convention, negotiated under International Maritime Organization (IMO) auspices, was adopted in 2001 but did not come into force until last November.  Until Panama ratified, the only Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations that had […]

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    Some Eye-Opening Graphics on GHG Emissions & Carbon Credits

    Sunday, January 4th, 2009

    There’s a wonderful resource for graphics related to environmental issues run by the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) GRID-Arendal center in Norway.  I started browsing it regularly for their maps, but have found their graphical depictions of tough issues to be quite useful.  Recently I came across several regarding climate change that I thought I’d share […]

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    Grappling with Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships

    Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

    How best to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships? That is the tricky issue the London-based International Maritime Organization (IMO) is currently grappling with. The IMO is the United Nations specialized agency created in 1959 to facilitate cooperation among governments in all technical matters involving shipping engaged in international trade, including prevention and control […]

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    “Climate Change Fact Sheets” for LAC Nations

    Thursday, August 9th, 2007

    Not too long ago the European energy consulting firm Ecofys issued an update of its report commissioned by the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) entitled Factors Underpinning Future Action. The report seeks to “to provide an analytical basis to underpin discussions on future commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at […]

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