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Executing a Scharnow turn: reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change

Jan 2013  Reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change - UK Chamber of Shipping

Presentation made at a shipping workshop, bringing together industry stakeholders with academics, representatives of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, Lloyds Register and various experts on shipping from across the EU. The workshop explored the role of technology in delivering step-change emission reductions – both in terms of retrofit and new build – and followed the recent publication of a series of academic papers on shipping and emissions. The workshop, hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping, was part of the University of Manchester’s High Seas project, funded through the EPSRC’s energy programme. The academic paper on which this presentation is based is available for free download at: Executing a Scharnow turn: reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change

Reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change

Dec 2012  Executing a Scharnow turn: reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change - Carbon Management
The shipping industry maintains a pretence of contributing towards global commitments on climate change at the same time as it anticipates its emissions increasing almost four fold by 2050 (c.f. 1990). Such high-level declarations of responsible action, contrasting with woefully inadequate policies, are reflective of the Machiavellian duality exhibited by many industries and nations. This paper reveals the masking of rapid and substantial emissions growth by the industry, concluding that for shipping to meet its own “fair and proportional” commitments to “preventing dangerous interference with the climate system” demands a fundamental and immediate Scharnow turn in its emissions pathway.
A one-page summary of the paper is also available: Executing a Scharnow turn-1-page overview