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October 21, 2019

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Encounter on the Economy Blue between Italy and Indian Ocean Rim Association

The Italian marine cluster was represented by the Federation of the Sea

Today to Rome, near the Shipping center of the Italian Confederation (Confitarma), an encounter between Italy and the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA has held), intergovernmental organization constituted in 1997 to which today they join 22 Member States and nine dialogue partner, that it is dedicated to the topic "Blue economy and Italy-IORA collaboration: the decarbonizzazione of the marine transport". The reunion has been organized from Diplomacy in the within of the Festival of the Diplomacy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the South African presidency of IORA and with the support of the Federation of the Sea in representation of the Italian marine cluster.

In its relation the director of the IORA, Gatot Hari Gunawan, has remembered that the recent ministerial conferences of Countries IORA have created a base in order to elaborate strategies times to strengthen the cooperation on the increase of the blue economy in the Indian Ocean on main thematic the aquaculture, marine tourism, the involvement of the private sector in infrastructures, the harbour net, the inclusion financial institution, the sustainable exploration and the exploitation of several resources living and not living the seas and to face the threat of marine pollution and plastic detritus.

Laurence Martin, foreman international relations of Confitarma, has emphasized as the decarbonizzazione is a priority of the marine industry. The first objective is near with the adaptation to norm IMO 2020 on the emissions, than from on January 1°, 2020 it imposes that the sulfur content in the emissions of the ships will not have to exceed 0.5%. According to objective, to reach in 2050, it is the reduction of 50% of the gas emissions greenhouse regarding 2018.

Concluding, the general secretary of the Federation of the Sea, Carlo Lombardi, have remembered that the IMO, international marine organization is under responsibility of the United Nations, must remain the only appointed center to emanate norms for the marine field. "Only the coming norms from this international organism - it has evidenced - find an application all over the world uniform. And this guarantees a loyal competition on all the marine markets, a prerequirement for any development of the Economy Blue. A meaningful example the ambitiouses are own goals adopted for the limitation of the emissions of the ships to the aims of the contrast to the change of the climate".

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