New coalition to push de-carbonizing shipping
这个新航运联盟厉害了 2030年实现船舶零排放
SOURCE: World Maritime News |UPDATED: 2019-09-29Visit Statistics:

The Getting to Zero Coalition, a new alliance that will lead the push for international shipping’s de-carbonization, was founded on September 23 at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.

The coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum. It has been supported by more than 70 public and private organizations within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, and endorsed by decision-makers from governments and IGOs. Some of the members include Mærsk, Shell, Citigroup and Cargill, while knowledge partners include Environmental Defense Fund, University College London and the Energy Transitions Commission.

International shipping carries around 80% of global trade and accounts for 2%-3% of global greenhouse gas emissions annually. Emissions are projected to grow by between 50% to 250% by 2050 if no action is taken. The Getting to Zero Coalition is committed to addressing this by getting commercially viable, deep-sea, zero-emission vessels into operation by 2030.

The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is closely aligned with the UN International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Initial GHG Strategy. The strategy prescribes that international shipping must reduce its total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050, while pursuing efforts to phasing them out as soon as possible in this century. This will ultimately align greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping with the Paris Agreement targets.

“Energy efficiency has been an important tool which has helped us reduce CO₂ emissions per container by 41% over the last decade and position ourselves as a leader 10% ahead of the industry average. However, efficiency measures can only keep shipping emissions stable, not eliminate them,” Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Møller Mærsk, commented at the Summit.

“To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which calls for close collaboration from all parties. The coalition launched today is a crucial vehicle to make this collaboration happen,” he added.

Editor: Pauline Tai 

9月23日,在纽约举行的联合国气候行动峰会上,零排放联盟(Getting to Zero Coalition) 宣布成立,并将致力于推动国际航运业的脱碳行动。该联盟由海事、能源、基础设施、金融行业中的领军企业组成,并得到政府及政府间组织决策者的大力支持。其中包括不少知名跨国公司,如马士基、德迅、联合利华、嘉吉、壳牌、曼恩、花旗集团等。


零排放联盟的目标与联合国国际海事组织(International Maritime Organization)通过的国际航运温室气体排放初始战略(Initial GHG Strategy)紧密相关。该战略规定,到2050年,国际航运业的年度总温室气体排放量将比2008年至少降低50%。这将最终使国际航运业的温室气体排放与《巴黎协定》目标保持一致。零排放联盟致力于到2030年,能够拥有适合远洋运输的、具有商业可行性的零排放船舶、使用零排放燃料,实现既定目标。

作为零排放联盟代表企业之一,A.P. 穆勒-马士基集团首席执行官施索仁(Søren Skou)表示:“能源效率一直是非常重要的指标,它帮助我们在过去十年将每个集装箱的二氧化碳排放量减少了41%,比行业平均水平高10%,成为业内减排佼佼者。但是,提高能源效率的措施只能保持稳定的排放,而不能消除排放。航运业实现零碳排放的目标要迈出更大一步,需要改变船舶推进技术或转而使用清洁燃料,这意味着需要各方的密切合作。成立零排放联盟是实现这种合作的关键所在。