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  Environmental Challenges for a Global Industry APL.pdf
R D Widdows CEO APL
What the industry is doing >Terminal development, innovation >Terminal handling equipment (electrification and alt. fuels) >Cleaner fuels >Voluntary vessel speed reduction >PierPass (Southern California) >Ballast water research >Alternate marine power >Aligning with Customers environmental focus (e.g., IKEA) >World Shipping council “WSC”engagement with EPA, State Dept., USCG, IMO and others
Second IMO GHG Study 2009 mepc59.pdf
This study of greenhouse gas emissions from ships was commissioned as an update of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships which was delivered in 2000. The main objectives of the study were to assess: (i) present and future emissions from international shipping; (ii) the potential for reduction of these emissions through technology and policy; and (iii) impacts on climate from these emissions.
IMO's response to current environmental challenges.pdf
PREVENTION: MARPOL Convention and related Codes (IBC, IMDG, NOx) Anti-fouling Convention (AFS) – Sept.2008 Ballast Water Management Convention (BWM) – Not in force Ship Recycling Convention – under development RESPONSE: Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention (OPRC) HNS Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Protocol (OPRC-HNS)
Later this year, more than 180 countries will join a United Nations meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, to thrash out a new international deal to tackle climate change. The stakes could not be higher. Action must be taken now – for the sake of people all over the world, and for future generations.
oecd Guidelines on Sustainable Transport 2002.pdf
OECD guidelines towards environmentally sustainable transport
IMO activities on reduction of GHG Mws4-Palomares 2009.pdf
Miguel Palomares
ship emissions related information and IMO activities to reduce GHG levels
com2009_0400en01 Review of EU SDS.pdf
This Communication takes stock of progress with EU policy in the areas covered by the EU SDS and provides input for reflection and debate on sustainable development. This overview highlights the fact that, despite considerable efforts to include action for sustainable development in major EU policy areas, unsustainable trends persist and the EU still needs to intensify its efforts. As the example of climate change shows, taking actions early brings more and earlier benefits at lower costs as acting later. It should be noted that the European Economic and Social Committee is preparing an exploratory opinion on the future of EU SDS for autumn 2009, which could further contribute to the debate. These and other elements, as well as the active contribution of stakeholders, will provide input for a future decision on whether to launch a comprehensive review of the EU SDS, as originally anticipated in 2006. A review of this kind could provide the basis for further streamlining of the EU SDS, defining its role more clearly in EU policy-making, focusing it on the areas where progress is most needed, and improving its governance.
Sustainable future for transport - COM(2009) 2794.pdf
EU Comission
A sustainable future for transport: Towards an integrated, technology-led and user friendly system Transport is a complex system that depends on multiple factors, including the pattern of human settlements and consumption, the organisation of production and the availability of infrastructure. Owing to this complexity, any intervention on the transport sector must be based on a long-term vision for the sustainable mobility of people and goods. The goal of the ETP is to establish a sustainable transport system that meets society’s economic, social and environmental needs and is conducive to an inclusive society and a fully integrated and competitive Europe; satisfying a rising demand for ‘accessibility’ in a context of growing sustainability concerns. The most immediate priorities appear to be the better integration of the different modes of transport as a way to improve the overall efficiency of the system and the acceleration of the development and deployment of innovative technologies. This within an approach that always keeps the transport users and workers, with their needs and rights, at the centre of policy making.
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