The European Commission launched their plans for the integrated energy system of the future with clean hydrogen in support of the industry’s decarbonization plans.
reducing shipping emissions
Criticizing the insufficient progress of IMO emission reporting requirements, the EU took more decisive action to decarbonize the maritime sector. On Tuesday, the Environment Committee voted to include CO2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and set a new target of 40% reduction in shipping CO2 by 2030.
The Clean Arctic Alliance, the Iceland Nature Conservation Association and Green Transition Denmark welcomed a new report which highlights the importance if reducing risks and boosting environmental security in Arctic waters.
Eleven major players from the oil, gas and shipping industry, shake their hands and formed an international coalition in order to develop and accelerate the energy transition.
The Taiwanese shipping company, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation managed to reach IMO sustainability targets concerning reducing carbon emissions, 11 years ahead of schedule.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) holds a virtual informal (virtual) preliminary discussion session focusing on short-term measures for reducing GHG emissions from ships (6-10 July).
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, decarbonization remains in the spotlight as a high priority on Maritime Singapore’s agenda, as Singapore is committed to a sustainable international shipping.
By 30 June 2020, ships that used EU ports in 2019 must carry onboard a document certifying that they have fulfilled their obligations under the EU regulation for monitoring, reporting and verification of CO2 emissions for the 2019 reporting period. The comparable deadline under the global IMO data collection system was 31 May 2020.
Following United Kingdom’s ambition to be net-zero until 2050, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) urges government to cut emissions and pressures IMO to make its targets more strict.
Shore power supply seems to maintain its position as an attractive choice for European ports striving to lower their air pollution, with two European ports recently revealing plans to implement this solution for reducing emissions of ships at ports.
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