“Despite the global goal of 2°C and the rate of expected growth in shipping, it remains very uncertain as to what direction emissions regulation will take.,” says Victoria Stulgis, Senior Associate of Carbon War Room’s Shipping Efficiency Operation.
Eighteen years after shipping was recognized under the Kyoto Protocol as an industry in need of emissions reductions, the Paris climate talks run the risk of letting the issue slip under the radar once again. When the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets with world leaders at the Conference of Parties (COP21) at the end of this month, they will deliberate on whether to include shipping in the agreement. Read More.
"THIS PUBLICLY VOTED AWARD PROVES THAT CARBON WAR ROOM'S APPROACH OF FORGING PROFITABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS HAS HAD REAL IMPACT ON THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY." José María Figueres, Chair of the Board, Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room
As part of London International Shipping Week, Carbon War Room (CWR) was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Ship Efficiency Award at the Ship Efficiency Awards 2015. The award, determined by a public vote, honours the individual, company, or association that has made significant advances in improving the energy efficiency or environmental impact of the maritime industry.
CWR was shortlisted for the award by a judging panel of industry experts, based on its success in driving profitable emission reductions within the shipping industry. Read More.
The Port of Barbados has committed to developing an incentive program encouraging more efficient vessels in their port, using the A to G greenhouse gas rating developed by RightShip and Carbon War Room. Read More.
The adoption of the War Room's A to G rating by many of the world's top 100 ports would create an incentive market for carbon-efficient ships worth over US$100 million to shipowners," says Sir Richard Branson
Carbon War Room welcomed an announcement from Port of Rotterdam Authority today that it will investigate an extension of its current incentives scheme, which focuses on local pollutants, to include low-carbon vessels. Read More.
The shipping industry can attract new sources of capital, improve its overall fuel efficiency, and save on fuel costs at the same time. A new Carbon War Room report, produced in collaboration with the University College London Energy Institute, details two promising financial models for the adoption of fuel-efficiency and alternative-fuel technologies, which profitably reduce both the fuel costs and the greenhouse gas emissions of the shipping industry. Read More.