CLIA Strives to Cut Carbon Emissions Across Industry Fleet

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a global cruise industry commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions across the industry fleet by 40 percent by 2030.

The company says the commitment to reduce the rate of global fleet emissions by 40 percent is the outcome of a collaborative process designed to build consensus among cruise line leadership. Progress toward the 40 percent target will be measured against a 2008 fleet baseline, and emissions rates will be calculated based on the industry fleet’s total carbon emissions, total ship berths and total distance traveled. CLIA plans to report annually on the industry’s progress toward the commitment.

While CLIA Cruise Lines each have sustainable programs to reduce waste and preserve and protect the oceans, the commitment to reduce the rate of carbon emissions is a an initiative they have taken together to reduce GHG Emissions. The reduction will be fueled by technologies for energy efficiency in ship design and propulsion. The industry’s first liquified natural gas (LNG)-powered ship launched just last week, and some 25 such ships could be operating by 2025. While LNG ships principally address pollution, there is a corresponding benefit for carbon emissions reduction.

The company says it is proud to be a maritime industry leader in making a joint carbon emissions commitment to sustainability on the seas.

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