Zero emission international shipping lanes came a step closer to becoming a reality as the UK made a major commitment alongside the US, Norway and the Netherlands to implement green shipping links between our countries at the conference This year’s COP27 in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt. Hence, the maritime sector receives a green boost with an important commitment at COP27, informs Hellenic Shipping News.
The So-called “green shipping corridors” are specific end-to-end decarbonized maritime routes, including both land-based infrastructure (Inland transport) and ships.
The creation of such routes involves the use of zero-emission fuel or energy, the installation of refueling or recharging infrastructure at ports, and the deployment of zero-emission capable vessels to demonstrate a cleaner and more environmentally friendly shipping environment on a given route.
In particular, the UK and US agreed to launch a special Green Shipping Corridor Task Force focused on bringing together industry experts, fostering vital research and development, and driving other important work and projects so that these initiatives come to life as soon as possible. as possible.
Committing to deploying Green Shipping Corridors will help the industry meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C by the end of the century.
This follows the success of the UK-led Clydebank Declaration at COP26, the groundbreaking global initiative to provide a framework for governments to establish zero-emission shipping routes between ports.
According to La Vanguardia, the countries of Brazil and Mexico are part of the list of climate action villains that make up along with other countries such as Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, and Vietnam, who did not attend the last COP26.
Lastly, Colombia, Venezuela, and Suriname agreed to maximize efforts towards the target of protecting the Amazon rainforest by directing funds to preserving the lungs of the world.
Sources: Hellenic Shipping News, COP27, La Vanguardia