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Decarbonising Ports & Harbours

The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.

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This Innovation Network will focus on major ports and harbours that have a cross section of usage including cargo, ferries, and containers, thus addressing a broad range of energy issues.

The Decarbonising of Ports & Harbours Innovation Network aims to convene a community that addresses the challenges of decarbonising, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and improving localised air quality. The desired end-result of the Innovation Network’s activity is a sector-led proposal for a government-industry partnership and stimulus package. This will include:

  1. Agreed priority cross-sector challenges, informed by the current policy and solutions landscape.
  2. A road-map for solution development, that offer the best overall lifecycle emission reductions, to provide focus and early planning for longer term R&D and innovation investment.
  3. Agreed industry and government commitments and priority actions, including investment plan and timescales.

Download our briefing note which details what we are trying to achieve and how we plan on doing this. Learn more about our advisory group and the expertise that each member brings.

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Our current climate crisis, created through the burning of fossil fuels, will have a significant impact on our health, livelihoods and environment if specific measures aren’t taken to curb its effects. This is a wide and varied effort which involves collaboration across sectors and industries, public and private. The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network is addressing the commitments of the Net Zero by 2050, Clean Maritime Plan and the Maritime 2050 Strategy by catalysing cross sector activity.

Our Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Expert

Mark Wray

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Funding Opportunities

Scottish Enterprise funding for green jobs

A new series of funding rounds to help businesses in the Scottish Enterprise area create jobs that contribute to improving the environment and achieving net zero emissions.

Opens: 18/05/2021 Closes: 15/06/2021

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Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £20m for innovative clean maritime and smart shipping projects. This funding is from the Department for Transport.

Opens: 22/03/2021 Closes: 02/06/2021

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Recorded: 13th October

Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network launch

KTN is excited to launch the Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network at Maritime UK Week 2020.

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The march towards Net Zero Carbon is picking up pace, but Ports appear to be bringing up the rear

As activities towards achieving Net Zero Carbon ramp up, KTN’s Mark Wray (Buildings & Infrastructure) and Matthew Moss (Maritime) share their thoughts on the recently published Spending Review and Carbon Budget, and what these mean for the sector.

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Spending Review sees a strong commitment to decarbonise transport

The Prime Minister’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050 was given a boost in the recent Spending Review with a sizeable budget allocated to supporting the transport sector’s transition to decarbonised energy sources.

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