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NORWEGIAN SHIPPING AIMS FOR ZERO-CARBON BY 2050

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 

The Norwegian Shipowners` Association (NSA) has launched its strategy to become climate neutral by 2050.

The launch was streamed from various locations, including the Corvus Energy factory in Bergen where NSA President Paul Christian Rieber made a welcome speech and explained the strategy report.

NSA has decided on four ambitious goals, which are written in the climate strategy which was officially handed over to Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo by CEO of NSA Harald Solberg. The four goals mean that:

  • NSA members should cut climate emissions by 50% per transported unit by 2030, measured against 2008.
  • from 2030, Norwegian shipping companies will only order ships based on zero emission technology.
  • from 2050, the Norwegian fleet will be carbon neutral.
  • from 2050, NSA wants to see an international ban on carbon-producing fuels.

“Norwegian shipping is leading the way in setting high ambitions for the development of new and profitable green technology,” said Solberg. "We have high ambitions, even in areas that today do not have commercially available technological solutions. We believe ambitious goals will help accelerate the needed development. This means that the entire industry, in collaboration with the authorities, both nationally and internationally, must engage in developing new solutions."

“We need new technology and new sustainable solutions, and development must happen quickly,” says Solberg. We can manage to reach the world’s climate goals and at the same time realize business opportunities for Norway as a shipping nation.  We have already done a lot, and now we want to do even more," said Solberg.

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