On 4 April the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was released.
On 28 March 2022, the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) has published its roadmap aiming “at largely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants of the inland navigation sector by 2050”.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. The IPPC provides political leaders with periodic scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and risks, as well as to put forward adaptation and mitigation strategies. On 28 February 2022 a new IPCC climate report was published, describing the worsening of climate conditions: “The world faces unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F). Even temporarily exceeding this warming level will result in additional severe impacts, some of which will be irreversible. Risks for society will increase, including to infrastructure and low-lying coastal settlements.”
In accordance with the mandate given by the Ministerial Declaration of 17 October 2018 in Mannheim, the CCNR developed a roadmap aiming at largely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants attributable to the inland navigation sector by 2050.
CellCube and Portliner have signed a strategic agreement to build a sustainable zero emission solution for the maritime market for electrified vessels and the related bunker and recharging infrastructure.
Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world's first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and making the European Green Deal a reality. With today's proposals, the Commission is presenting the legislative tools to deliver on the targets agreed in the European Climate Law and fundamentally transform our economy and society for a fair, green and prosperous future.