The 2023 strategy contains big improvements, including a net-zero date around 2050 and interim emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2040.
Doing more to abate emissions from diesel fleets can be one of the most critical missions for China in the next decade. The China Mobile Source Environmental Management Annual Report, published by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), revealed that on-road vehicles emitted 5.82 Mt of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 69 kt of particulate […]
To reduce the impacts of global climate change and protect the Arctic and its peoples, the European Union should consider adding black carbon emissions from ships to its climate regulations.
Vacationers take note: Even the most efficient cruise ships today emit more CO2 per passenger kilometer than a passenger jet.
Ports in Seattle and Tacoma could become leaders in the transition to zero-emission technologies by combining progressive environmental policy with their existing supply of low-carbon electricity.
The first phase of scrubber washwater discharge restrictions in the Port of Vancouver began this week.
A complete ban on scrubber washwater discharges in the Port of Vancouver
Zero-emission shipping and the Paris Agreement: Why the IMO needs to pick a zero date and set interim targets in its revised GHG strategy
To align with the Paris Agreement temperature goals, the IMO’s upcoming revision of its GHG strategy should include a year by which emissions must be zero and interim targets.
A step forward for “green” methanol and its potential to deliver deep GHG reductions in maritime shipping
“Green” methanol can provide deep greenhouse gas reductions, but not all methanol is climate friendly, and marine policies should incorporate full life-cycle accounting of emissions.
Coastal ferries are well-positioned to become electrified and to provide a cleaner option for summer coastal travel, analyses from China and the United States suggest.
Scrubbers, a newly popular technology that greatly reduces pollution from ship exhaust, have a serious downside: the pollutants they capture are typically disposed of in ocean waters. In essence, they convert air pollution to water pollution. This blog examines the impact of “washwater” discharged by ships in southeast Asia, a region rich in fishing grounds, and makes recommendations for reforming the practice.
[Updated] Choose wisely: IMO’s carbon intensity target could be the difference between rising or falling shipping emissions this decade
IMO member states’ choice of carbon intensity target matters a great deal.