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      Stockholm, Sweden

      Led by Victorien Erussard, Founder and Captain and Jérôme Delafosse, Expedition Leader, the first hydrogen vessel around the world with no greenhouse gases or fine particle emissions, was welcomed by Fredrik Lindstål, Vice-Mayor of Stockholm and President of the Stockholm Ports and H.E.Mr. David Cvach, French Ambassador to Sweden.

      Coming from: Copenhagen, Denmark

      Time of arrival: 5:00 PM

      Energy Observer in Stockholm

      “It’s a great honor to welcome Energy Observer, a pioneer in sustainable maritime innovations and engineering, in the Ports of Stockholm. Maritime transport is one of the best means of transport, one of today’s most efficient and will remain so in the future. Still, we must integrate solutions that are more respectful of the environment, of which Energy Observer is a good example.”

      Fredrik Lindstål, Vice-Mayor of Stockholm

      Fridays for future

      The vessel, her crew, and the traveling exhibition are arriving at a special time. The 24th of May has been declared the day of a global strike for climate by Youth for Climate rallying behind Greta Thunberg. A strong sign that shows the power of mobilization in favor of a new model for the future of our planet.

      It should be noted that Sweden was the host for the first Earth Summit in 1972.

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      “I was able to participate in this youth climate movement today in Stockholm. It’s incredible to see this energy and to be present with Energy Observer. We crossed the 10,000 islands of the archipelago before reaching the centre of one of the greenest capitals in the world. Here the inhabitants are 100% committed to ecology and have really succeeded in reducing their environmental impact.”

      Jérôme Delafosse, Expedition leader and film director

      Measures to protect the environment

      Sweden is taking action in many areas of environmental policy, made especially possible by strong technological innovations but also through taxation of activities that harm the environment. The country is also an excellent student in questions of community involvement, education, quality of life, employment, housing, and social engagement.

      The reduction of greenhouse gases emissions has made great progress and Sweden has set ambitious climate targets. It presents the most advanced level of energy transition in the European Union, with 54% of its energy sourced from sustainable sources (2016). It also shares responsibility with its neighboring countries for the very vulnerable marine ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.

      Sweden’s investments in research and development contributes significantly to this energy transition. Last year, the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs created a hub consisting of renowned research institutes, with the purpose to study the link between security and the risks related to climate change. As a symbol of this commitment, the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to William Nordhaus and Paul Romer for their work on climate change and technological innovation in economic analysis.

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      Did you know that only 23% of pure wilderness is left? On our way up to Stockholm we had the chance to witness pristine natural spaces, quiet heavens and clear skies. This beautiful Swedish sunset made us think, once again, about how important it is to keep it this way and find ways to protect our last natural places.

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      ReTuna, a temple of recycling and upcycling

      This is part of Energy Observer Solutions, the platform for pioneers committed to transforming the world. To learn more, please visit our dedicated website.

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      A large surface area selling only second-hand and upcycled goods. Welcome to ReTuna, the first sustainable shopping mall to break away from unrestrained consumption and planned obsolescence.

      The depletion of resources

      The improvement in our productivity levels has brought us an abundance of new products and with it our societies have seen a rise in shopping malls. Hundreds of millions of tonnes of new products are sold here each year. Ultimately, some of them prove to be useless, others end up as rubbish after travelling thousands of kilometres. Our consumption practices are doubtless the primary factor up for review if our future generations stand a chance of a viable life.

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