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“K” Line revises environmental guidelines to surpass IMO 2030 GHG targets

08 Jul 2020

Japanese maritime transportation company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) on Tuesday (7 July) published a revised long-term guideline concerning the environment-“K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 – Blue Seas for the Future , in order to strengthen its initiatives toward global environmental protection.

Since “K” Line formulated “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 back in 2015, it has actively engaged in reducing environmental impact through research and the introduction of advanced technology by using this vision as a guideline, it said.

While it has achieved most of the 2019 interim milestones including CO2 reduction, it said it has observed dramatic changes in the environment and its requirement for international stakeholders on how to deal with environmental protection.

Therefore, the company said it came to a decision to revise the vision based on the results of scenario analysis, recommended by TCFD, Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures 

It added that it has rearranged the targets into two main factors, “Decarbonization” and “Aim for zero environmental impact”, and set the new milestone goals for 2030.

“K” Line said it is aiming for the improvement of CO2 emission efficiency by 50% compared to 2008, which surpasses the 2030 target set by IMO’s “improvement of CO2 emission efficiency by 40% over 2008”.

“K” Line added it will continue to research and develop the best solution to include new technologies towards its goal of “GHG zero emission”.

A full copy of “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 – Blue Seas for the Future is available here.

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Photo credit: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
Published: 8 July, 2020

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