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Shipping and Greenhouse Gases in the Seas of East-Asia Pacific

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Publication Type: 
Only Available Online

This discussion paper on the practices and opportunities to adapt in ASEAN and East Asia for lower greenhouse gas emissions from maritime shipping was prepared by the PEMSEA Resource Facility (PRF) for the use of the Incheon Port Authority.

This is part of a larger collaboration relating to the upcoming Incheon International Ocean Forum (IIOF). This forum aims to bring together marine logistics scholars, entrepreneurs, officials, and other stakeholders from around the world to share and generate ideas on the improvement of maritime shipping.

The objective of this paper is to briefly assess the current situation and expected future pathways for maritime shipping in East Asia, and provide recommendations based on this.

The paper is broadly divided into the following sections:
1.     An overview of current and expected technologies and innovations that can and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions in maritime shipping
2.     The enabling policy and investments related to maritime shipping emissions in RO Korea and the rest of East Asia, both in practice and in policy
3.     International standards for greenhouse gas emissions in maritime shipping, and analogous shifts that have occurred in maritime shipping
4.     Actions undertaken by port authorities both in East Asia and in other areas of the world to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with port activities
5.     Examples of regional and international cooperation on addressing these emissions
6.     A summary of the outlook for the Port of Incheon and associated recommendations

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