6th April 2018
Maritime transport could be almost fully decarbonised by 2035
Deployment of all currently known technologies could make it possible to almost completely decarbonise maritime shipping by 2035, according to a new report published by the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD.
Four different decarbonisation pathways examined for the study would reduce international shipping's CO2 emissions between 82% and 95% below the level currently projected for 2035. This reduction equals the annual emissions of 185 coal-fired power plants.
The report recommends to:
"Certainty about the desirable decarbonisation pathway for shipping will help drive change", said Olaf Merk, ports and shipping expert at the ITF. "Clear guidance from governments is therefore essential to accelerate the transition towards zero-carbon shipping."
A free download of the report, "Decarbonising Maritime Transport: Pathways to zero carbon-shipping by 2035", is available at:
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