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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 the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership 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.

+   +   +   +  SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 JUNE 2020 +   +   +   + The European Federation of Inland Ports and thinkport VIENNA have extended the deadline to answer the Open Innovation Challenge. With your idea we will achieve…
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Sea-locked Small Island States rely on well-functioning and reliable transport systems, and therefore face particular challenges when it comes to climate change.  It was thus a privilege for Jan Brooke representing @PIANC1 and #NavClimate to take part in the breakout…
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Ministers responsible for waterborne transport policy in the EU have welcomed the European Commission’s Communication on the European Green Deal and, in this context have agreed to work towards a carbon-neutral and zero pollution waterborne transport sector.  #NavClimate Supporter organisation the…
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#NavClimate March 2020 Newsletter issued

The March 2020 Newsletter of the #NavClimate partners is now available to download below.  This Newsletter discusses the early planning for COP26 in Glasgow; introduces the NavClimate events that are planned for later this year; and provides an update on…
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Project Officer to the International Harbour Masters’ Association, Captain Ben van Scherpenzeel, will represent the Association at the Port Symposium “A holistic approach to standards for port operational data in maritime supply chains”, to be held 30 April 2020 at…
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An exciting announcement from #NavClimate supporter EFIP: a Challenge to gather ideas on how European inland ports, in their role as multimodal transport hubs, can contribute to achieve the European climate targets. According to the thinkport VIENNA website, "Europe has set…
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A reminder that the call for abstracts is now open for the Navigating a Changing Climate 'conference-within-a-conference' at COPEDEC in The Philippines, in November 2020. Find out more about COPEDEC at https://www.pianc-copedec2020.org/ and see the call for papers at https://navclimate.pianc.org/about/navclimate-news/call-for-abstracts-navigating-a-changing-climate-conference-at-copedec…
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Navigating a Changing Climate at COPEDEC On Thursday 19th and Friday 20th November 2020, the Navigating a Changing Climate partners will organise a two-day conference as part of the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) to…
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Some reflections from Navigating a Changing Climate's week at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, along with details on how to submit an abstract for the next Navigating a Changing Climate conference, to be held as part of the forthcoming COPEDEC conference…
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A new Sustainable Shipping Initiative report discussing the possible role of sustainable biofuels in the decarbonisation of shipping was published on 11th December at COP25 in Madrid.  The report sets out the findings of an inquiry into the sustainability and…
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