To continue working towards an economy that is appropriate for everyone, shipping plays a crucial role in achieving that. Also, it will help to create good job opportunities for Canadians. Making the shipping system environmentally friendly and efficient for the people of Canada, the government of the nation is also committed to making visible efforts to meet the climate goals that are required.
The Honourable Omar Alghabra, the minister of Transport, Canada announced the creation of the green shipping passages framework for Canada and the nation joining the zero-emission shipping mission. During COP27, the Climate Change Ambassador of Canada highlighted these two new initiatives that have been taken by the government. Building on its pledge to support the creation of green shipping corridors made when it endorsed the Clydebank Declaration at COP26, Canada is announcing its intention to do so (zero-emission maritime routes between two or more ports) by joining the mission and with the help of the framework.
To meet our climate targets, green shipping corridors are crucial.
The Canadian Green Shipping passage framework has been developed by the Canadian government to help the parties that are interested in making green shipping corridor work. It accomplishes this by: outlining a shared Canadian vision to ensure that green shipping lanes are routinely implemented; and enabling all parties to collaborate to reduce emissions and address the climate problem. Canada will actively participate in the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission’s projects and activities as a supporter as well. Canada will have access to the resources and networks of supporters in the government and business by joining.
Omar Alghabra, the minister of Transport, Canada announced the creation of the green shipping passages framework for Canada.
Alongside the continuous green shipping efforts, the United States and Canada announced their joint efforts to clear the way in the Great Lakes – St Lawrence Seaway System for the introduction of a Green Shipping Corridors Network. Both nations will work in cooperation through this initiative to help ease the establishment of green corridors in the area.
Depending on the type of vessel and the environment it works in, reducing emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 in the maritime industry is a process that calls for a range of solutions, technologies, or techniques. In order to meet our climate targets, green shipping corridors are crucial because they may hasten the creation, testing, and application of scalable net-zero fuels and technologies. Green shipping lanes may also present chances for other marine transportation environmental impacts to be reduced.