The Splash reports on a breakthrough finding the best Carbon-price to achieve international shipping's full decarbonisation. Experts from the The UMAS and UCL team have prepared a detailed report for the "Getting to Zero Coalition - a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum" and detailing out a number of mix-policy actions required to close the competitiveness gap between fossil fuels and zero-emission alternatives in shipping as well as enable an equitable transition. Click here to read more.
James Hansen writes "The proximate cause of global warming acceleration in the last several years is the recent increase of Earth’s energy imbalance. But the underlying cause, almost surely, is reduction of maritime anthropogenic aerosols as a result of tightened regulations on bunker fuels burned by ships..." Read here for full article.
In accordance with directives agreed by Cabinet, supported through the office of the Chief Secretary, the Micronesian Center for Sustainable Transport (MCST) convened a 2-day National Transport Consultative Workshop for the government of RMI on Wednesday 15th December. The workshop was held at the USP Majuro Campus, attended by national stakeholders and international partners involved in development activities in the Marshall Islands. The stakeholder review of Rebbelib 2050, was one of the key agenda items of Day 1 which has been drafted to set the scene for an active national transport decarbonization strategy. Updates will be made available in the coming days.
Satellite view of Antarctica with the Thwaites glacier marked in red. Photograph: Universal Images Group/UIG/Getty Images
Guardian reports scientists alarm on the great cracks and fissures had opened up both on top of and underneath the Thwaites glacier, one of the biggest in the world, and it was feared that parts of it, too, may fracture and collapse possibly within five years or less. Click here to read full article here.