The outlooks for shipping’s future are becoming more circumspect about the achievability of short-term goals, and by extension what happens in the future. But this is not simply a conversation about fuels, or even energy systems — the factors that will determine where the industry lands on the spectrum of scenarios laid out ahead involve a much more serious and holistic approach and a much wider dialogue outside shipping
Inconceivable volumes of carbon capture and storage would be needed to align with 1.5°C policy targets, IEA argues
It will require significant R&D investment to achieve zero-emission ships. MSC says this must be supported by a political environment that allows for businesses to ‘de-risk’ such investments, and a commitment to infrastructure development in the developing countries
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The EU Emissions Trading System is going to be difficult and expensive for shipping. It is without doubt flawed and there are many questions to be answered, but it will start to sift those who have been genuinely charting a new course from those who have been secretly hoping all this will just go away
The podcast comes from Athens this week where the industry’s progressive wing have been trying to move the decarbonisation debate from ambition to action at the Global Maritime Forum
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