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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.

Representative from the North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership. Watch the interview here.
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Mekong River Commission Interview

Representative from the Mekong River Commission discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership. Watch the interview here.
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Monday, 12 November 2018 14:23

London Port Authority Interview

Representative from the London Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership. Watch the interview here.
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Quebec Port Authority Interview

Representative from the Quebec Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership. Watch the interview here.
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Friday, 09 November 2018 14:17

Hamburg Port Authority Interview

Representative from the Hamburg Port Authority discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership.  Watch the interview here. 
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Representative from the International Maritime Pilots’ Association Interview discusses experiences and best practices with climate related issues in an interview with the Navigating a Changing Climate Partnership. Watch the interview here.
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#NavClimate Interview: Quebec Port Authority

#NavClimate spoke to Yoss Leclerc from the Quebec Port Authority.
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#NavClimate spoke to Simona Duke from the North Queesland Bulk Ports Corporation.
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#NavClimate spoke to Anika Beiersdorf from the Hamburg Port Authority.
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#NavClimate spoke to James Trimmer from the Port of London Authority.
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