The Zero-Emission Shipping Mission congratulates all member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for unanimously adopting an ambitious Strategy on the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships at the 80th meeting in the Marine Environment Protection Committee.
We acknowledge the raised level of ambitions in the strategy with a goal of reaching net-zero by or around 2050, and we commend the check points for 2030 and 2040 including the uptake of zero or near-zero greenhouse gas emission technologies, fuels and/or energy sources.
Innovation and demonstration projects, as well as international collaboration, are key in the green transition of international shipping. As an international public private partnership, the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission will continue to contribute to accelerate decarbonization of shipping through the support of— and collaboration in— scalable demonstration projects, activities and knowledge dissemination with an aim of showing that commercial zero-emission deep sea shipping is possible by 2030.
It is in this spirit that we are excited for COP-28 in the UAE this Autumn where we will build on our Green Shipping Corridor Hub with an assessment of port scalable Zero-Emission Fuel supply.