|Posted on 3 June, 2017 at 16:55|
The objective of (“Low Carbon Shipping towards 2050” is to assess the potential for realistic GHG reductions from shipping heading to 2050, considering a variety of possible trade growth scenarios in the various ship segments.
The level of reduction will depend on the availability of the technological solutions in the shipping segments, their reduction potential and rate of uptake. In turn, uptake will depend on the cost and expected payback of technology, combined with the investment horizon of ship owners.
Emissions from transport could be reduced to more than 60% below 1990 levels by 2050.
In the short term, most progress can be found in petrol and diesel engines that could still be made more fuel-efficient and biofuels been increasingly used in future.
With ship owners trying to identify optimum solutions, authorities developing strategies and supporting mechanisms for cutting emissions, through to policy makers looking for reduction strategies on a global level, towards promote informed decision making to ensure that shipping remains the world’s largest and most environmentally friendly transport sector.”