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"Many of the catastrophic events described in the IPCC report (heat waves, extreme weather, droughts) are already impacting transport in 2021. Seafarers in Greece and Turkey have been evacuating residents endangered by this summer’s devastating wildfires. Subway workers in London, Zhengzhou, and New York City struggled to deal with overwhelming floods in train tunnels, helping to mitigate damage and loss of life. Fire and mudslides have severely disrupted routes in parts of the western US.
"With this kind of first-hand understanding, transport workers must be at the centre of developing sustainable policies and systems. We must not leave things to be decided in lofty boardrooms and government offices — these people have failed us already. Change must happen as part of a just transition to a greener economy, anchored by high quality union jobs, access to training, and full social support."
"In July 2011, the first set of mandatory measures to improve the energy efficiency of new build ships was adopted, fundamentally changing the baseline for the performance of the incoming global fleet in terms of emission reduction.
"The pace of regulatory work to address GHG emissions from shipping has continued within the framework of the IMO Initial Strategy for reducing GHG emissions from shipping, and most recently with the adoption of further, key short-term measures aimed at cutting the carbon intensity of all ships – newbuild and existing ships – by at least 40% by 2030, compared to the 2008 baseline, in line with the initial strategy ambitions.
"The package of mandatory measures combined with implementation support sets shipping on a pathway to decarbonisation. There is more work to do, but we have solid foundations, which is contributing to the global fight against climate change."