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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.

Navigating a Changing Climate welcomes three new supporter organisations: SLoCaT, the Port of London Authority and the European Maritime Pilots’ Association.  The NavClimate partners look forward to engaging with these organisations as we take forward our work to support the…
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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 report from this informative and thought-provoking event includes: highlights the key messages from the…
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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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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 report from this informative and thought-provoking event is now available. The…
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As we prepare for the Navigating a Changing Climate conference in Brussels, 27-28 March, the Think Climate coalition is pleased to welcome five new supporter organisations: - Aurecon, consulting engineers who bring ideas to life - Cardno, professional infrastructure and…
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:17

ICS seeks IMO CO2 commitments

New article in the Marine Professional about chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Esben Poulsson, calling on the International Maritime Organisation to set out what the industry needs to do to reduce CO2 emissions. Read the full article here.
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:46

Jan De Nul Group

Who we are Innovation, expertise and sustainability. The corner stones of Jan De Nul Group’s success. Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry…
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This is why a shift to low carbon matters! According to a new JRC report, a 4°C global warming will mean that countries representing more than 70% of the global population and global GDP could face increases in flood risk of more than 500%.  Read…
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In a Press Release issued on 30th January 2017, Fijian Prime Minister Bainimarama identified Fiji’s priorities for the forthcoming COP23 negotiations: climate adaptation finance; effective monitoring of adherence to the Paris Agreement; and the objectives of the Climate Action Agenda…
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