Accelerating a Zero-Emission Transition in Maritime Shipping: The Solutions Landscape and Opportunities for Philanthropy
Goelz, T,. et al.
Goelz, T,. et al. 2023. “Accelerating a Zero-Emission Transition in Maritime Shipping: The Solutions Landscape and Opportunities for Philanthropy.” Aspen Institute, Global Maritime Forum, and Our Shared Seas.
About 90% of world trade utilizes maritime shipping, and nearly all vessels involved in moving goods around the world run on fossil fuels. The international maritime shipping sector is at a critical decarbonization inflection point, with tremendous implications for the health of our planet and future climate scenarios. Under its current trajectory, the sector could account for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050—or the sector could instead transform itself into a zero-emission industry. This primer is intended as an informational resource for anyone looking to better understand the current state of play in the decarbonization of international maritime shipping. Philanthropy, civil society, policymakers, and industry representatives will find an easy-to-digest guide that outlines the challenges and opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector.