Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store and US Special Presidential Envoy John Kerry have launched the Green Shipping Challenge to encourage actors in shipping value chains to make net zero commitments in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. Introduced at the climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh, the challenge will complement broader work on ocean and climate action, such as the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy and the UNFCCC Ocean and Climate Change Dialogue. The Green Shipping Challenge promotes the production of zero-emission fuels, demonstration and development of zero-emission bunkering and recharging capabilities and development of renewable energy infrastructure. Additionally, it aims to increase the deployment of low- or zero-emission vessels and encourage the launch and advancement of green shipping corridors, as well as participation in initiatives like the Clydebank Declaration and the Declaration on Zero-Emission Shipping by 2050.
Today, the U.S. and Norway launched the #GreenShippingChallenge, with announcements from countries, ports, and companies on their #ClimateAction in the shipping sector. Transitioning to zero-emission shipping is key to keeping the 1.5-degree goal in reach. https://t.co/6re7w8AcUW
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