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Law paves way for Danish ratification of “green” ship scrapping convention

Copenhagen - A unanimous Parliament has just passed a law that enables Denmark to ratify the UN’s Hong Kong Convention on ship scrapping. “It is a good day for the environment as well as those who work in the ship breaking industry every time a country ratifies the convention.

Copenhagen - Ships due for scrapping contain many different kinds of dangerous materials and have to be taken care of responsibly, both for the sake of the environment but also for workers in the breaker yards. A unanimous Parliament has just passed a law that enables Denmark to ratify the UN’s Hong Kong Convention on ship scrapping. “It is a good day for the environment as well as those who work in the ship breaking industry every time a country ratifies the convention.
Shipping is a global industry for which we need international rules,” said the environment minister, Esben Lunde Larsen. The convention is now a step closer to coming into force. In order to do so, it needs to be ratified by at least 15 countries and, up until now, only six other countries have done so.
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