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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.

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Zero emission passenger vessel announced

New article in the Marine Professional reporting the announcement of a zero emissions passenger vessel. The Fjords has confirmed that is building a sister ship to the diesel-electric plug-in hybrid Vision of the Fjords, launched in 2016. However, unlike its predecessor, the…
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Think Climate coalition partner ESPO considers that IMO is the right level to find a solution to the issue of emissions from shipping, but urges Europe to pile up pressure on the IMO to deliver on CO2 cap.   Read…
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ICS opposes EU emissions trading

This article in The Marine Professional magazine sets out the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) position on the EU decision to incorporate international shipping into its regional emissions trading system (ETS) via an emissions cap.  ICS is concerned that this will…
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The PIANC-led Think Climate coalition is pleased to announce a major international climate change conference dedicated to the interests of waterborne transport infrastructure owners, operators and user. Climate change is an important and growing focus of attention. The Paris Agreement on…
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Carbon War Room launches data emissions tool

Article in The Marine Professional about BetterFleet, a free-to-access ship operational efficiency portal has been launched on website ShippingEffieincy.org by NGO Carbon War Room, vessel tracking provider exactEarth and UMAS (partnership between the University College London (UCL) Energy Institute and MATRANS). Read Carbon War…
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Hapag Lloyd almost halves CO2 emissions!

Article in the Marine Professional Magazine about Hapag-Lloyd reducing CO2 emissions of its container transports by a total of 45% over the last 10 years. Read more here.
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