IRENA - International Renewable Energy Agency

10/13/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/13/2021 03:58

How to Decarbonise the Shipping Sector

During low oil price periods, the shipping sector pays less attention to its energy usage. However, during high oil price periods, the shipping sector adapts, increasing its activity while using energy resources more efficiently, without the need for external market regulations.

The active adoption of energy efficiency (EE) measures will be critical to reduce energy demand and thus CO2 emissions in the immediate term.

Efficiency mandates must be tightened and suitable mechanisms developed for monitoring. Mandates and policies should be comprehensive, of high technical level and provide minimum standards in terms of vessel design and operation.