COP25, Madrid, Spain
Held in Madrid at COP25, from 2 to 13 December, the international conference on climate change had as its central subject of discussion the need to reduce carbon emissions, the redefinition of Article 6 of the Paris Agreements, in order to better regulate the carbon market. The purpose of the conference was to verify the alignment of countries with international regulations on carbon management and to listen to plans and solutions proposed by the various personalities called upon to intervene.
More than 25,000 people, including heads of state, environmentalists, scientists, representatives of organizations. Among the guests, also Prof. Phoebe Koundouri, co-chair of UNSDSN Greece. With a speech centered on the launch of a global round table for the expedition aimed at achieving full sustainability, she highlighted the key points of the sustainable shipping led by SDSN Greece, including: safety, energy efficiency, climate resistance and the need to decarbonize primarily the maritime transport sector. Clean energy and new technologies to speed up this translocation are strongly suggested. In particular, will be required: “Battery-powered and fuel-cell electric vessels for coastal, short sea and river travel. Renewable liquid hydrogen and ammonia for medium to long distances.” eit Climate-kic within the LOOP Ports project will analyse more than 450 crucial ports, develop 7 business models, 3 pilot projects and organise a web tool of 30 workshops. The aim is to facilitate the transition of European ports to the circular economy model.