Environment Ecosystems Sustainable Oceans

UN calls for shipping ‘propulsion revolution’ to avoid ‘environmental disaster’

Sustainable Oceans

In 2019, the global shipping industry launched the Getting to Zero Coalition to cut emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 and make the transition to full decarbonization possible. The Coalition will deliver a roadmap for zero emissions shipping vehicles.

  • At around 800 million tonnes per year, shipping is responsible for approximately 2.2 per cent of all global emissions.
  • The Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GloMEEP), supports 10 pilot countries to implement energy-efficiency measures,
  • The Global Maritime Technology Network (GMN) unites maritime tech centres that promote ways to improve energy efficiency in the sector,
  • GreenVoyage-2050 is a collaboration between IMO and the Government of Norway, designed to initiate and promote global efforts to test tech solution for reducing shipping emissions.