Nordic Action for a Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping – University of Copenhagen

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26 June 2017

Nordic Action for a Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping

The Faculty of Law University of Copenhagen (Beatriz Martinez Romera, CEVIA), University College London and Chalmers University of Technology Sweden won a tender last year to carry out a project for the Nordic Council of Ministers to inform Nordic work on the implementation of the Paris Agreement with regards to the maritime transport sector.

The Report Nordic Action for a Transformation to Low-carbon Shipping is now published and available at the Nordic Council of Ministers’ website:

The Paris Agreement aims to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels (and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C), but does not refer specifically to greenhouse gas emissions from the international maritime transport sector. This Report outlines the findings of a project commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers, focusing on opportunities for Nordic countries to achieve a transition to low-carbon shipping at national, regional and global scales. It is informed by discussions at the World Maritime University in Malmö in December 2016 between representatives of governments, businesses, NGOs and the research community. The Report presents a low-carbon roadmap for shipping with actions and outcomes concerning low-carbon technology, ship operations, finance, public policy, and public-private partnerships.