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Towards Net-Zero Shipping

The shipping sector contributes about 3% of global green-house gas emissions. Although major international organizations like the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have set targets to reduce emissions, these targets are not in line with the IPCC’s 1.5-degree scenario.

Commissioned by Amplifier, sus.lab created a comprehensive report to understand the path towards zero-carbon emissions in shipping by 2050 for the Baltic and North Sea regions.​ The report sets out to:

  • analyze key new technologies,

  • identify gaps in infrastructure development,

  • assess the economic viability and opportunities of alternative fuels,

  • discuss the impact on the environment.

Moreover, this report will provide an actionable guideline for ship owners, port operators, investors and policy makers to support this transition towards a more sustainable and green future of maritime transportation.​ The report was launched on the 28th of October 2019 at a special event in Hamburg, Germany.

In combination with the main report and the executive summary, three deep-dive reports that cover the specific topics such as the technological readiness, infrastructure requirements, economics, GHG potentials, funding support, and regulatory incentives are available.



Towards Net-Zero - Executive Summary
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Towards Net-Zero - Main Report
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Towards Net-Zero - Opportunities to pioneer
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Towards Net-Zero - Funding support and regulatory incentives
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Towards Net-Zero - Comparison of zero emission fuels
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