Decarbonising maritime transport: The case of Sweden

The OECD has published the first of several reports on national efforts to decarbonise maritime transport. The report examines the factors that have put Sweden at the forefront of decarbonisation of maritime transport, and how other countries could learn from this success story.

It details Sweden’s efforts to decarbonise its shipping industry and sheds light on remaining challenges and potential solutions to achieve zero-carbon shipping.

The case-specific report in Swedens efforts by the International Transport Forum (ITF)s, a transport policy group consisting of OECD country members, comes at a time of growing interest in creating strong regulatory pressure to severely cut the carbon footprint of international shipping.

This report examines the factors that have put Sweden at the forefront of decarbonisation of maritime transport, and reviews how other countries could learn from this success story. It details Swedens efforts to decarbonise its shipping industry as well as shedding light on remaining challenges and potential measures to achieve zero-carbon shipping.

The analysis has particular relevance in the light of proposals to develop National Action Plans for the decarbonisation of maritime transport in the context of the International Maritime Organizations (IMO) Initial Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Strategy.

As such, the analysis presented will be of use not only to policy-makers in Sweden but also to decisionmakers in other countries seeking to reduce maritime GHG emissions. Th....

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