The Ecoship Project is the next stage of Peace Boat’s journey to promote peace, human rights and sustainability around the world. The development has been as radical as the ship itself; the design was finalised in 2015, after a 3-year, whole-system integrated design process involving an international team bringing together expertise from a diverse range of specialties in both marine and land-based industrial sectors.
About Peace Boat
- 35 years as an NGO and social business
- 2017 Peace Nobel Prize winner as part of ICAN
- NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
- More than 60 around-the-world cruises
- More than 30 regional voyages
- More than 70,000 participants
- Visits to over 100 ports in more than 80 countries
- Multi-generational onboard community of 1,000 participants per cruise
Peace Boat is a social business that combines the four pillars of Education, Business, Advocacy and Travel. Our global voyages offer a unique programme of activities centred on experiential learning and intercultural communication. The income generated is channelled into future voyages as well as all of the NGO’s activities to promote peace, human rights and respect for the environment. Peace Boat began sailing in 1983, and today sails for 80-100 day global voyages three times every year, carrying approximately 1000 passengers per voyage.
Find out more about Peace Boat. Go to peaceboat.org
WHY NOW? A FLAGSHIP FOR CLIMATE ACTION AROUND THE WORLD
After 30 years organising world educational and advocacy cruises on conventional passenger ship, Peace Boat is ready to take its commitment to the next level: create a ship that will embody our message, become a low-carbon cruising model for the industry and be the flagship for climate action around the world.
Ecoship will address climate action via the responsibilities of maritime transport in carbon reduction and in preventing oceans and coastal areas degradation. By integrating a set of innovative technological and managerial solutions, Ecoship will be a showcase for what the industry can do. With cruising booming particularly in Asia, it is all the more urgent that it is done on sustainable basis.
As a committed campaigner for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ecoship will be instrumental in creating awareness and trigger action. Its four annual world cruises will create the framework for hundreds of educational programs, advocacy campaigns and applied research, as well as for the hosting of international conferences and world-class exhibitions on green technologies and climate action.
Who we are
The people behind the world’s most sustainable cruise ship
Founder and Director
Naval architect at Oliver Design
Co-founder and Chief Scientist,
Rocky Mountain Institute
Professor of Industrial Energy Policy