Maritime Shipping’s Moon-shot Ambition Announced at UN Climate Action Summit

Global Maritime Foundation

Before heads of state and government at today’s UN Climate Action Summit in New York, members of the Getting to Zero Coalition – a powerful alliance representing senior leaders within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported by decision-makers from government and IGO’s – announce, that they will lead the push for shipping’s decarbonization.

The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is closely aligned with the UN International Maritime Organization’s Initial GHG Strategy. It prescribes that international shipping must reduce its total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050. The Coalition is committed to making this ambitious target a reality by getting commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030.

The Getting to Zero Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action, and the World Economic Forum. The Coalition is supported by more than 70 public and private organizations, of which two

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