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To evade an increase in the negative impacts of climate change, it is imperative that we change the energy production towards those new methods with no emissions of greenhouse gasses, such as solar and wind energy, while we stay away from fossil fuels that cause harmful effects to the climate change and are unsustainable in the future. To get the climate goals, an acceleration in clean-energies technologies is urgently needed. Removing carbon dioxide from the shipping commercial industry and generating renewable energy will be crucial to bringing a mitigation opportunity to the ocean and climate.
The ocean climate solutions were displayed at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) which joined clean-energy experts from all over the globe to boost the transition to clean energy. The experts were there on behalf of governments, international organizations, civil society, academia, and the private sector. The forum had over 6,000 participators and 150 different events to address actions and instrument agreements in investments and new technologies.
Clean energy is critical for national security
One of the outstanding resolutions on the forum was the vital need to put existing clean technologies into practice, with the clear goal to refrain from current gas emissions and avoid the planet warming more than 1.5 Celsius grades. German Galushchenko, The Ukrainian Minister of Energy played a key peach in this apart. He took about how a transaction to clean energy is crucial to get energy independence, security, and prosperity for his nation, instead of being controlled by the changes in the global energy fuel market powered by any kind of global fight.
Green hydrogen and its role in the clean energy transition
Hydrogen was the center of opinion when it was related to the shipping sector. As is widely known, getting zero-carbon emissions in shipping has been a challenge. And in fact, this specific topic will require major research, development, and implementation of low and even zero-emissions fuel, to make it possible for a vessel to be powered with those fuels and the port may service the vessels.
One solution for the industry is to create zero-emission corridors between two or more ports, which can boost adherence to green technologies and fuels.
Green shipping corridors: Key tool to decarbonize global shipping
Green ports are fundamental for the creation of strong green corridors and to facilitate the transition of the entire shipping value chain. Some examples shown were the Port of Seattle (working with civil communities, non-profit organizations, cruise ships, and the industry to create green corridors), and the Port of San Diego (developing a clean air strategy in the marine area).
USA and the clean-energy
In order to help climate and also the sectors of transportation and infrastructure, this year was signed to pieces of law called: the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Those laws have been approved to get America's GHG emissions to an estimated 40% by 2030. The threshold to reduce greenhouse emissions has become closer in the past years, and it requires a speed-up transformation from all sectors, overall, the ones with further emissions to the environment to protect the planet.
More interesting articles about ocean conservation:
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- 8 Ways to help save the Oceans
- NAGP: MICROPLASTIC CONCENTRATIONS
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