The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) plans to decrease its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 25% by 2030, to bolster its position as one of the least carbon-intensive oil and gas companies in the world.
On Wednesday, January 8, the APL SINGAPURA, a CMA CGM Group container ship, inaugurated the cold ironing facilities of the Terminal des Flandres in the Port of Dunkirk. Through this innovative system auxiliary engine emissions from vessels at berth can be eliminated, thus improve air quality and reduce noise pollution.
Energy produced at coal-fired thermal stations made up less than 5% of all electricity generated in 2019 in Spain, as natural gas and renewables become more profitable options. According to figures that Red Eléctrica de España (REE), the national power grid operator, advanced to EL PAÍS, the country has dramatically reduced its reliance on coal-fired power, and as a direct result, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation fell 33.3% in 2019.
As the efforts for protecting and improving the environment escalate, UN’s Secretary General António Guterres gathered leaders on 23 September for the Climate Action Summit with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
NIMASA’s Director General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, highlighted Nigeria’s moves to deal with the greenhouse gas emissions, in efforts improve with Nigeria’s maritime space, in attempts to keep up with the environmental regulations ahead.
The CMA CGM Group is collaborating with Shell to supply tens of tons of marine biofuel to its fleet, enabling the Group’s ships to sail with nearly 1 million kilometers, equivalent to over 80 round-trips between Rotterdam and New York.
In fact, The UNEP Emissions Gap Report for 2019 which was launched on Tuesday, November 26, warns that the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-ranging and more destructive climate impacts, even if countries meet commitments in accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Cruise ships visiting Reykjavik harbour cause more emissions than the entire fleet of year-round fishing ships at the same port, according to the port authority’s data, revealing that cruise ships released 14,300 tonnes of emissions at the port, a 50% increase from 2016.
During the IMO’s 31st Assembly session, shipping stakeholders gathered to discuss about the path towards the 2020 sulphur cap, with the Secretary General’s, Kitack Lim, opening speech calling for concrete action to tackle climate change.
In line with their joint project, “IMO-Norway GreenVoyage-2050 project”, IMO and Norway continue collaboration, with the latter providing an additional NOK 40,000,000 (US$4.3. million), further supporting GHG reductions, following IMO’s target for reducing GHG emissions from the shipping industry.
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