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Ecoship travels to the One Planet Summit in Paris

December 11, 2017

On 12 December 2017, two years after the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement was adopted, Heads of State, governments, civil society and the private sector are gathering in Paris to drive forward climate action. Convened at the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Jim Kim and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the One Planet Summit is designed to launch new initiatives that... Read more »

Global Talanoa for Climate Action

November 27, 2017

On November 17, during COP23,  Peace Boat and the Ecoship organized a side event called ‘Global Talanoa for Climate Action’ in the Fiji Pavilion. The event, moderated by Peace Boat’s International Coordinator Karen Hallows, focused on youth’s role in safeguarding oceans and promoting peace; the experiences of Peace Boat, a passenger ship sailing around the world to promote harmony and sustainability;... Read more »

Peace Boat and the Ecoship reaffirm their commitment to protect the climate and the oceans at COP23

November 17, 2017

During a press conference in Bonn (Germany) during the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Peace Boat announced several commitments to continue collaborating for climate and ocean action with support for the Ocean Pathway Partnership of the COP23 Presidency. Building on its work on ocean and climate in 2017, Peace Boat commits... Read more »

Peace Boat and the Ecoship at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

November 6, 2017

For the third consecutive year, Peace Boat and the Ecoship will take part in the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 23rd Session (COP23) will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017, under the presidency of Fiji. This is the first time for a COP to take place under the... Read more »

The Ecoship travels to Shanghai for the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific 2017

October 31, 2017

From 1-3 November, the Ecoship team will be present in Shanghai, China, for the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific 2017 conference. The event will bring together top executives from the major cruise line brands, as well as government officials and other key stakeholders to discuss hot topics in Asia, growth opportunities and future prospects. It will take place at the Delta Hotel... Read more »

The Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassadors Sailing for Peace and Sustainability

October 27, 2017

A group of young leaders from states on the front line of climate change and marine degradation joined Peace Boat’s 95th Global Voyage in Barcelona on September 22 as a part of a new programme to highlight these crucial issues and build momentum for climate action and the Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23). These young women and men... Read more »

Peace Boat’s Return to New York: Floating Festival for Sustainability

October 20, 2017

On October 15, Peace Boat returned again to New York with The Floating Festival for Sustainability, a celebration of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the importance of education, partnership and youth engagement. The links between peace and sustainability, and oceans and climate, were highlighted by a diverse range of speakers and performers, including the Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth... Read more »

Peace Boat builds momentum for COP23 with Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme starting in Barcelona, Spain

September 23, 2017

A group of young leaders from states on the front line of climate change and marine degradation joined Peace Boat’s 95th Global Voyage in Barcelona on September 22 as a part of a new programme to highlight these crucial issues and build momentum for climate action and the Bonn 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23). These young women and men... Read more »

Peace Boat returns to New York City

September 18, 2017

The world’s largest passenger ship sailing around the world for peace, sustainability and innovation will visit New York City on October 15-16, as part of Peace Boat’s 95th Global Voyage for Peace. Over the two days, a series of activities will be held including events at the United Nations and study and exchange programs with local New York City community... Read more »

Ecoship supports the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

September 11, 2017

  As part of the observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, Peace Boat and the Ecoship are engaging with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support this global campaign. Through the engagement, Peace Boat becomes a Friend of the International Year. The global campaign seeks to raise awareness and mobilize efforts to move towards more sustainable... Read more »

Ecoship travels to Astana to take part in the Future Energy Forum

September 4, 2017

On September 4, 2017, Peace Boat director Yoshioka Tatsuya will be in Kazakhstan to participate in the Future Energy Forum of Astana EXPO-2017. This forum is one of the central events of the expo and will provide a unique public platform for global debates on the Future Energy topic. It will be attended by international organizations, the scientific community and... Read more »

Peace Boat presents its youth ambassadors for oceans and climate action

September 1, 2017

  Peace Boat is proud to present the young people who will be part of the first ‘Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme’. These young women and men between 19 and 26 years old are from the regions of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Caribbean. They are young leaders in their communities and have extensive experience in the struggle... Read more »

Peace Boat announces new programme to amplify voices of young people affected by climate change

June 14, 2017

During the inaugural Ocean Conference held last week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the international NGO Peace Boat announced a new programme that will bring youth leaders from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to travel onboard Peace Boat’s 95th Global Voyage. The Peace Boat Ocean and Climate Youth Ambassador Programme will unite young people from communities on... Read more »

Ecoship supports the implementation of SDG 14 at The Ocean Conference

June 12, 2017

Peace Boat’s Ecoship was a proud participant and supporter of the Ocean Conference which convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017. The delegation attended the full conference, participating in plenary, partnership dialogues and numerous side events. The conference was opened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Isabella Lövin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and... Read more »

Engaging with SDG 14 in support of The Ocean Conference in Stockholm

June 5, 2017

As Peace Boat’s 94th Global Voyage for Peace docked in Stockholm on June 2, 2017, a symposium was held onboard Peace Boat’s ship to raise awareness of the High Level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. The Ocean Conference which convened at... Read more »

Peace Boat and Arctech sign letter of intent for Ecoship

May 30, 2017

Peace Boat has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc., to construct the Ecoship, the world’s greenest cruise ship. Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, CEO from Arctech Esko Mustamaki and Senior Vice President, Regional Manager North Europe, from Classification Society DNV GL, Jon Rysst, announced the agreement during Nor-Shipping, the... Read more »

Arctech, a shipyard with a long history building vessels

May 30, 2017

Arctech has a long history and experience in building vessels. The shipyard was established in 1865 and ever since more than 500 ships have been built in the same location, very near the center of Helsinki. The shipyard occupies 16.7 hectares in a unique location. Since its establishment, it has been a significant contributor to the city’s economy. They have... Read more »

Peace Boat and the Ecoship at the UN Ocean Conference

May 29, 2017

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (The Ocean Conference) will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017. The conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden, aims to address the... Read more »

Ecoship pushes Disruptive Sustainability at Nor-Shipping

May 23, 2017

The Ecoship team is travelling to Oslo, Norway, to introduce the project at Nor-Shipping, from May 30-June 2, 2017. This maritime trade fair has been held in Norway every other year since 1965 and attracts people and companies from 75 countries. With world-class conferences, 1,000 exhibitors and social gatherings, it is one of the leading international shipping events and an... Read more »

Ecoship travels to Florida for the Opal Impact Investing Conference

May 1, 2017

The Ecoship team travelled to the USA to participate in the Opal Impact Investing Forum. The conference brought together hundreds of people from the private sector and civil society, and took place in the seaside town of Boca Raton, Florida, from April 23-25. Leading figures in the financial and philanthropic sectors discussed a wide range of prominent issues, including how... Read more »

Ecoship travels to Singapore for the Maritime Week

April 23, 2017

From April  24-28, the Ecoship team will be in Singapore to take part in the 12th edition of the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), the leading maritime event in the country. This event will bring more than 20,000 industry professionals together over 34 events this year. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW gathers the international maritime community for... Read more »

Peace Boat participates in the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) Forum

April 6, 2017

In an effort to raise awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on SDG #7 for clean and affordable energy for all, Peace Boat joined leaders from International organizations, United Nations delegates, CEO’s of energy corporations and civil society representatives for the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) Forum in New York City, from April... Read more »

Peace Boat presents Ecoship at the ETS 2017 in Austin

March 31, 2017

On March 27-30, for the fourth year in a row, the Energy Thought Summit (ETS) was held in Austin, Texas as a gathering of creative minds to convene and design real solutions for the energy transformation taking place in the world today. This inclusive event welcomes everyone to the table to create change in energy, and consider the roles that emerging... Read more »

Ecoship travels to London for the Impact Investing World Forum

March 23, 2017

On March 23-24, Peace Boat and the Ecoship Project will participate in the Impact Investing World Forum. The two-days event will take place at the Kensington Conference and Events Centre, in London. Peace Boat director and founder, Yoshioka Tatsuya, will be featured in one of the keynote presentations. The Impact Investing World Forum aims to foster debate on the social impact of all... Read more »

Peace Boat announces its 100th cruise at Seatrade Global

March 16, 2017

  Next year, Peace Boat will celebrate its 35th anniversary. To coincide with this achievement, Japan’s largest cruise organization announced its 100th cruise at Seatrade Cruise Global, in Fort Lauderdale on March 15, 2017. The around the world voyage will sail from Yokohama, Japan on December 26, 2018 and will circumnavigate the planet in 96 days, cruising around the Southern... Read more »

Ecoship sailing to Seatrade Global in Fort Lauderdale

March 10, 2017

From March 13-16, the Ecoship team will be in Fort Lauderdale, US, to participate for the second consecutive year in Seatrade Cruise Global, at the Broward County Convention Center. This exhibition is the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry. Bringing together buyers and suppliers for a four-day conference and three-day exhibition, the gathering draws more than 10,000... Read more »

The science behind the Ecoship

March 2, 2017

An interview with Amory Lovins, cofounder and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute, and one of the minds working on the Peace Boat project. Read more on Medium.

Ecoship opens the voluntary commitments of the Ocean Conference

February 15, 2017

Peace Boat’s Ecoship was announced at the Special event on the launch of the voluntary commitment process for the Ocean Conference as one of the first three voluntary commitments for SDG 14, together with those from the Government of Sweden and the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). Peace Boat’s Ecoship Project is the first to be introduced by a... Read more »

Peace Boat working towards the United Nations Ocean Conference

February 13, 2017

The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development (The Ocean Conference) will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017. The conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden, aims to address the... Read more »

Ecoship presents its latest developments in Abu Dhabi

January 23, 2017

From 16-19 January, Peace Boat introduced Ecoship, the world’s most environmentally sustainable cruise ship, at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the most influential event dedicated to advancing renewable energy, energy efficiency, and clean technology, in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Ecoship, which will carry up to 2,000 passengers and around 600 crew, will serve as a platform for Peace Boat’s global... Read more »

Ecoship attends gathering of leaders in renewable energy

January 23, 2017

From 14 to 15 January, the seventh session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered government officials from over 150 countries, and representatives from the private sector, civil society and other international organizations.  As IRENA’s ultimate decision-making authority, the Assembly brings together the international community to reaffirm the global renewable energy agenda and make concrete steps... Read more »

Ecoship returns to Abu Dhabi to take part in the Sustainability Week

January 11, 2017

From January 12-21, the Ecoship team will be in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to take part for the second consecutive year in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). This global platform addresses the interconnected challenges that affect the widespread acceleration and adoption of sustainable development and clean energy. It is the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East,... Read more »

Ecoship launches a new website and newsletter

January 9, 2017

  2017 will be a very exciting year for the Ecoship Project. To celebrate this new year, we have launched a new and expanded website that opens with a short and engaging video laying out the spirit of the project and the most important features of the Ecoship. It has also a wide section dedicated to the leading technologies that... Read more »

The Ecoship participates in the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum

December 12, 2016

On December 13-14, the Ecoship team will be in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to take part in the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum. Hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, this two-day forum is a must-attend event for anyone with interest in the future of cruise in the Arabia gulf. It will take place... Read more »

Peace Boat and the Ecoship Project present their new projects related to Climate Action at COP22

November 25, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Peace Boat and the Ecoship Project participated in the annual Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP). The 22nd Session (COP22) took place at Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. Over the two weeks, Peace Boat presented its activities in the two exhibition areas; the Blue Zone... Read more »

The Ecoship Project visits Dubai

October 30, 2016

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Seatrade Middle East returns for its 8th edition as part of Dubai Maritime Week. The maritime meeting place will take place in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 31 October – 2 November 2016. The Ecoship Project will present... Read more »

The Ecoship Project sails to Denmark

October 25, 2016

After being introduced in New York City, the Ecoship Project will be present in the international maritime exhibition Danish Maritime Fair, which takes place in Copenhagen October 25th to 27th. According to the organizers, this year it will be an exciting show with all the conference rooms booked. Substantial resources have been spent on developing the concept and on strengthening... Read more »

Peace Boat departs from New York City after events with the United Nations

October 24, 2016

After two days docked in New York City, Peace Boat is continuing its 92nd Global Voyage to promote the United Nations 2030 Agenda. On 20 October, a “Floating Festival for Sustainability” was organized with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) onboard to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over 600 people gathered on the ship to celebrate partnership between... Read more »

The Ecoship Project visits Shanghai for the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific Congress

October 10, 2016

From 11-13 October, the Ecoship Project will be present in Shanghai, China, for the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific Congress. The conference will bring together high calibre cruise line executives from across the globe, government officials and other key cruise industry stakeholders for 2 days of intense innovative conference sessions focussing on China’s impact on the regional and global cruise markets... Read more »

The Ecoship Project to be announced in New York City during Climate Week

September 13, 2016

As part of its work toward global sustainability, Peace Boat and the Ecoship Project will contribute to Climate Week NYC, an international event on September 19-25 that brings business and government leaders together to continue the transition toward net zero emissions. Hundreds of delegates from around the world will converge in New York City to cover key themes of the... Read more »

Peace Boat and DNV GL sign a collaboration agreement

September 6, 2016

At the SMM trade fair today, Peace Boat, the Japan-based international non-profit NGO, and classification society DNV GL signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) forming a partnership to develop the Ecoship cruise ship. The MOU will see the partners work together on the design, construction and operation phases of Peace Boat’s Ecoship and the promotion of the Ecoship as a... Read more »

Ecoship joins UN High Level Political Forum on SDGs in New York

July 18, 2016

In recognition that youth have a critical role to play in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Ecoship Project, Peace Boat and the Dutch Youth Council held a joint side event at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The title was “Empowering Youth Through Partnerships.” The event was held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at... Read more »

The Ecoship Project at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Korea

June 3, 2016

A delegation of the Ecoship team travelled to South Korea on the occasion of the 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference. This event, on the theme of “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together”, was held in the city of Gyeongju, from 30 May to 1 June 2016. It was the first of... Read more »

Peace Boat visits Sweden and introduces its Ecoship Project in Gothenburg

May 26, 2016

Peace Boat will visit the port of Gothenburg on Saturday, May 28, as part of its 91st Global Voyage for Peace. In Sweden, the Japan-based NGO will share their inspirational project of creating the world’s first environmentally sustainable cruise ship, the Ecoship. It will be in a joint seminar and press conference with the Swedish Network for Sustainable Tourism Schyst... Read more »

The Ecoship Project introduced at INK Asia

May 22, 2016

On May 19, the Ecoship team travelled to Singapore to participate in a new edition of INK Asia. Peace Boat Founder and Director, Yoshioka Tatsuya, presented the Ecoship Project in this Asian platform to exchange cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories. Over two days, award-winning speakers and multi-disciplinary pathbreakers discussed critical changes and opportunities headed their way. Yoshioka took part in... Read more »

The Ecoship Project at Sea Japan

April 19, 2016

From April 13-15, Peace Boat presented its Ecoship Project at Sea Japan, the biggest Maritime Show in the country. Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, Sea Japan brings together more than 18,000 industry professionals to network, identify business opportunities and expand global market. This year, the 12th edition, was the largest ever with representation from 28 countries and regions. Peace... Read more »

Ecoship introduced to cruise industry at Seatrade Cruise Global Conference

March 18, 2016

Peace Boat’s Ecoship was introduced to cruise industry insiders for the first time, with an exhibition and press briefing at the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from March 14-17 2016. For more than 30 years, Seatrade Cruise Global has been the leading international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry by bringing together buyers and suppliers... Read more »

Ecoship brings new horizons to Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week

January 23, 2016

Following its debut at the COP21 Climate Change meeting in Paris, the design for Peace Boat’s Ecoship was displayed at the World Future Energy Summit on the world’s stage at Sustainability Week in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, from January 18-21 2016. In bringing the Ecoship Project to Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit,... Read more »

Ecoship presents the World’s Greenest Cruise Ship at COP21

December 12, 2015

The Ecoship team introduced the Ecoship Project at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 or CMP 11, in Paris (France). This conference was held from 30 November to 12 December 2015. It was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th... Read more »

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