Activists name for zero tolerance of cruise emissions

Cayman News Service

Carnival Corporation has been caught and fined several times for pollution

(CNS): The Global Cruise Activist Network (GCAN) is calling on G20 nations to stop cruise ships entering ports if they don’t meet greenhouse gas emission standards consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement and to support the right of countries to control access to their ports. The call from the international organisation campaigning for wholesale changes in the cruise sector comes in the wake of the Cayman Islands Government unveiling its plans for the possible return of cruise ships to Grand Cayman at the beginning of next year.

In his address last week at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon, Premier Wayne Panton said that the sixth and final phase of the staged border reopening plan would include the relaxation of all travel restrictions, including cruise tourism.

“We will first assess the COVID-19 situation on 27 January next year in a local and international context to…