Norway has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 - a huge challenge.
If Norwegian domestic shipping is to take its share of the reduction, we need to multiply the rate of introducing environmentally friendly fuels and alternative propulsion technology. Furthermore, IMO has decided that emissions shall be halved by 2050. This means that the international markets for green technologies and solutions will soon be a reality.
The Green Shipping Programme aims to find scalable solutions for efficient and environmentally friendly shipping. The results will be cost-effective emission cuts, economic growth, increased competitiveness, and new jobs in Norway. Both authorities and industry actors participate in the programme and are working together to achieve these goals.
The studies and pilots in the Green Shipping Programme are crucial for the phasing in of zero and low-emission solutions in shipping towards 2030, with significant climate, environmental and public health benefits