Supporting maritime decarbonization – IMO at COP 27

IMO will be present at COP 27, the United Nations climate conference which takes place in Egypt from 6-18 November 2022. IMO will highlight that international shipping is indispensable to the world and is a vital industry to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the global energy transition.

Following the 2nd IMO Symposium on alternative low- and zero-carbon fuels for shipping in October 2022, focusing on “Ensuring a just and inclusive transition to low-carbon shipping”, IMO will co-host a side event on Producing future marine fuels: opportunities for renewable energy production in developing countries (10 November). The side-event will be attended by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. It is co-hosted by IMO, UNCTAD, IRENA and World Bank. (Watch the video.)

IMO Secretariat officials will update the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)  on IMO’s work and participate in a number of other side events  – please see the schedule here: IMO at COP 27.

As its track record to date so clearly demonstrates, IMO is the appropriate international body to continue work to address GHG emissions from ships engaged in international trade.

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