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"?

Worldwide, maritime traffic has increased continuously over the past decades. Currently, more than 90 percent of intercontinental trade is carried by sea. As a result, ocean-going vessels are increasingly emitting air pollutants with effects on health, the environment and climate. With the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the IMO was commissioned to introduce measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions harmful to the global climate. A comprehensive set of measures to achieve the ambitious goals has since 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?