Decarbonization trend in international shipping sector

Jeong, Byongug and Kim, Mingyu and Park, Chybyung (2022) Decarbonization trend in international shipping sector. Journal of International Maritime Safety, Environmental Affairs, and Shipping, 6 (4). pp. 236-243. ISSN 2572-5084 (

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This paper was motivated to review and discuss the current issues and challenges for decarbonisation in the international shipping sector. It was mainly focused on international and local efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping activities while introducing new strategies, agreements, and regulations to meet the target on GHG reduction levels. It firstly reviewed the impact of the Clydebank Declaration made at 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, 2021. Then, the review was moved to UK and EU policies and activities. Findings from this research offer some insights into local governmental authorities and shipping companies in terms of how to respond to gradually stringent environmental regulations as well as their roles to make the shipping sector cleaner.