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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.

At the end of phase one of their Resilience4Ports project, The Resilience Shift has launched a new report on the resilience of ports. The report, 'Resilience4Ports: Gateways to a resilient future’ identifies 36 current and future trends and developments facing…
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Hybrid vessels can make fuel efficiency gains up to 30%, depending on their operating profile. Underpinned by state-of-the-art engineering, hybrid ships are helping to cut emissions and drive fuel efficiency on mid-size ships. There are possibilities in larger segments, too. The…
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Sediment management opportunities to address the climate change challenge Registration is open for the joint NavClimate-SedNet virtual workshop on 'Sediment management opportunities to address the climate change challenge'. The workshop will comprise two consecutive half-day sessions.  Its aim is to…
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A new survey from the IMarEST and Marine Professional  shows solid support for decarbonisation targets, but less certainty about how to achieve them. A discussion of the survey and results was recently published in the Marine Professional magazine - read…
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Save the date announcement and session themes confirmed for the joint NavClimate-SedNet virtual workshop on 10th and 11th February 2021   1. Role of sediment management in carbon sequestration and storage: opportunities to contribute to a net reduction in greenhouse…
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NavClimate supporter Ports Australia’s has published a new Port Sustainability Strategy Development Guide with the intention to provide a strategic and robust approach to sustainability planning for ports. The plan is adaptable for ports to tackle the challenges unique to…
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London Climate Week - News on Adaptation

Navigating a Changing Climate was represented at London Climate Week (1st - 3rd July 2020) by Jan Brooke, NavClimate Focal Point and Chair of PIANC's Permanent Task Group on Climate Change. Jan attended several virtual sessions on Adaptation and Resilience…
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+   +   +   +  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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