Sustainable Maritime Interiors - 2022 Report

20 Naval architects and designers are already helping shipping companies mitigate and adapt to the sustainability challenges they face, by developing sustainable and climate-resilient designs that prioritise energy efficiency, supply chain transparency, waste reduction, and other sustainability strategies that conserve resources and reduce carbon emissions. The global impacts of the passenger shipping sector require attention to all of the SDGs at various points along the value chain. The intention of making ship interiors more sustainable is no exception in this regard. For ship owners and operators, architects and designers, several of the SDGs offer targets that are relevant to their business. These include SDG8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (Climate action), SDG 14 (Life below water – conserving marine ecosystems), SDG 9 (industry, innovation & infrastructure) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). What is a Green Economy? According to Germany’s Federal Environment Ministry and Federal Environment Agency, “The Green Economy characterises an innovation-oriented economy in harmony with nature and the environment, which: • avoids damaging emissions and the input of pollutants in all spheres of the environment; • is based on the further development of the circular economy and closes regional materials cycles as much as possible; • decreases the net use of non-renewable resources, especially by a more efficient utilisation of energy, raw materials and other natural resources and the substitution of non-renewable resources with sustainably produced, renewable resources; • attains an energy supply exclusively based on renewable energy sources in the long-term; and • maintains, develops and restores biological diversity and ecosystems and their performance. Source: Unmwelt Bundesamt, Towards a Green Economy THE SUSTA INAB I LI T Y AGENDA