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Mitigation and moving towards low carbon waterborne transport infrastructure

All sectors must play their part in climate change mitigation. The waterborne transport infrastructure sector is no exception.

Port and waterway infrastructure and operations typically account for only a very small proportion of the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with the shipment of a particular consignment. The most significant proportion by far is associated with the sea voyage, and a varying amount with connecting transport.

It is nonetheless important that the owners, operators and users of waterborne transport infrastructure take steps to minimise the emissions associated with their activities if they are to contribute to the ‘less-than-2-degrees’ pathway.

The associations represented on the Think Climate Coalition recognise the importance – and the urgency – of implementing effective mitigation measures and of moving towards low carbon infrastructure.

Coalition members further acknowledge the need for innovation alongside conventional emissions-reduction measures: for example initiatives aimed at improving integration to increase energy efficiency or at creating carbon sinks in coastal areas by Working with Nature.

As with other sectors, such innovation has the potential to bring associated social, employment and economic opportunities.

Public consultation on the draft Air Quality Strategy The draft Air Quality Strategy was published for consultation in early December 2017. The consultation will close on 23 January 2018.  For full details click here
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Monday, 13 November 2017 11:52

NavClimate news from COP23 Transport Day

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The European Commission has launched a consultation on the revision of its policy on the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of CO2 emissions from maritime transport. For more information see https://ec.europa.eu/clima/consultations/articles/0032_en 
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The Navigating a Changing Climate initiative’s conference subtitled ‘Moving towards low carbon and resilient waterborne transport infrastructure’ took place in Brussels on 27th and 28th March 2017. The conference was recorded by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology on…
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