New Position Paper: CO2-neutral shipping

What contribution can LNG make to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping? What further measures are needed to realise the vision of "zero emissions by 2050"?

Neues Thesenpapier: CO2-neutrale Schifffahrt © pixabay

Maritime transport has increased steadily in the past decades on a world scale. Currently, about 90 percent of intercontinental trade is handled by sea transport. Along with this, vessels increasingly emit air pollutants with effects on health, environment and climate. With the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the IMO was mandated to initiate measures for reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions to the global climate. An extensive bundle of measures to achieve the ambitious goals has since then been discussed and developed. . But have these measures been implemented early enough and ambitiously enough in anticipation of technologies and fuels to be developed in the future?

In its current position paper, the ISL deals with this topic and shows how the climate targets in the shipping industry can possibly be achieved and where there are partly considerable deficits in the implementation of actually known measures for more energy efficiency and more climate protection. The complete position paper can be ordered here free of charge