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November 8, 2019

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MSC Cruises approaches at the market voluntary of the carbon credits in order to compensate the impact of the emissions of the ships

The objective is to become the first crocieristica company to impact zero of co2

MSC Cruises has announced own at the market voluntary access of the carbon credits in order to compensate the impact of the emissions of the ships of own fleet that currently is not possible to reduce beyond allowed how much from the innovative technologies already adopted by the crocieristica company. Today, in occasion of the celebrations in course to Amburgo for the Huge commissioning of MSC, the new flagship of the company, MSC Cruises has announced in fact that beginning from next the first January all the emissions of co2 of the fleet will be compensated by projects based use it of the Blue Carbon Credits.

The executive chairman of the company, Pierfrancesco Vago, has remembered that MSC Cruises, from when has begun to construct its first cruise ships in 2003, has always dedicated a particular attention to the innovation and the sustainability equipping itself of one of the more modern and performing fleets from the environmental point of view. "Our engagement in the long term - it has emphasized - will afford us to already reach within a 2024 reduction of 29% of the co2 for passenger/kilometer, regarding 2008, to go to a reduction of 40% within 2030". "We are aware - Vague assistant has - than the current marine environmental technology, also more the advance, alone is not sufficient in order to immediately reach the discouragement of the carbon emissions. The ulterior engagement that we assume today previews that beginning from 1 ° January 2020 our fleet does not supply some contribution negative to the climatic changes".

The MSC program Cruises previews therefore the budget of all the direct carbon dioxide emissions (co2) of own fleet through with of projects of compensation of the carbon emissions, developed second the highest standards of the main international organizations, than they are engaged to contrast in immediate the gas emissions greenhouse. All the costs of the compensations and every other associate voice will be covered directly and integrally by the company. "We will work more - it has explained I go - with the main ones and quoted stock trader than carbon credits in order to compensate the emissions of co2. We want to invest in projects that they supply benefits for the community, they protect the atmosphere and they support the objectives of sustainable development of the United Nations".

MSC Cruises has specified that it in particular intends to develop a pocketbook of compensation of the carbon emissions that at the same time incorporate also projects for the protection and the restoration of the oceanic and coastal habitats absorbing more and more co2 and have specified that, since the Blue projects Carbon whom the coastal habitats regard they are currently insufficient, the crocieristica company will support the development of those which they will be first carbon credits to being generated in the oceans, with the objective protect and to improve the marine biodiversity and to support the communities that entrust themselves to the resources of the sea.

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