Safe Passage Project aims to accelerate industry decarbonization

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The Safe Passage project, funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, aims to accelerate decarbonization in the shipping industry. Shipping is a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, and the project will explore zero- and low-carbon energy sources and market demand for alternative fuels in both ocean-going and land-based shipping. The research findings will be used to inform policy and regulatory recommendations at the provincial and federal levels. The project aims to contribute to the global discussion on the future of sustainable shipping and create a technology roadmap. Reducing shipping emissions will have multiple benefits for British Columbia, including improved air quality in port communities and increased investment in low-carbon energy systems. While Canada currently lacks green shipping corridors, efforts are underway to establish such corridors in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway System. The Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate (VMCC) is the project partner, focused on advancing the concept of green corridors in British Columbia.

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