Building the world’s most sustainable cruise ship

    Peace Boat's Ecoship is a transformational programme to construct the planet's most environmentally sustainable cruise ship.

    Ecoship will be the platform for Peace Boat's round-the-world educational voyages carrying 8,000 people per year; host exhibitions on green technology in up to 100 ports per year; and serve as a floating sustainability laboratory contributing to research on the ocean, climate and green marine technology.

    The ship will also create awareness and encourage active engagement with the challenges embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Nature led design and technology

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    • Radical energy efficiency

    • Boundary defying use of renewable technology

    • Real ecosystems on board

    • 30% cut in C02 emissions

    Building the planet’s most environmentally sustainable ocean-going cruise ship implied a radically different approach, with particular emphasis on the choice of technologies. The design of the ship was finalized after a whole-system design process that brought together experts from fields as diverse as naval architecture, renewable energy, and biophilic and biomimetic design. The goal – to define the specifications for a vessel where radical energy efficiency and maximised use of renewables combine with a programme of activities and actions to deliver a highly visible demonstration of sustainability-in-action in every port that it visits.

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    Multiplying impact

    • Educational voyages for peace and sustainability

    • Venue, vehicle and messenger for advocacy campaigns

    • Leadership for a green cruising model

    Building on Peace Boat's 40-year legacy as a unique social enterprise and NGO, Ecoship will amplify our message and be a catalyst for inspiration and change for our participants, our partners in port and all those around the world who engage with the vessel. Our diverse programmes and actions support the SDGs for a more sustainable and resilient world with no one left behind.

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    • 40 years of mission driven business

    • 2008 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

    • Over 70 round-the-world voyages

    Founded in 1983, Peace Boat is a Japan-based NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Combining education, advocacy and travel in a unique social business model, our global voyages and on-land activities promote peace, human rights and sustainability. Ecoship is the next step of our journey.

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