Shipping team publishes paper on how greenhouse gas reduction targets can realistically be met
7 May 2019
The new study concludes that only certain specific policies can achieve the significant effect required to meet the sector’s emission reduction objectives in the short term.
Study on methods and considerations for the determination of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for international shipping (final report: short-term measures)
The international shipping sector needs to quickly adopt short-term policy measures to cut operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the existing fleet, according to a new study. The study concludes that only a subset of potential policy options, namely those that mandate changes in how the existing fleet is operated can achieve the significant effect required to meet the sector’s emission reduction objectives. Examples of these policies are speed limits or mandatory limits on operational efficiency or shaft power –