IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project extended

2022-06-02 10:54:20 Trade Bodies (World Marine)

The IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project, which provides support to developing countries to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from ships, has been extended to December 2023. Phase I of the project was scheduled to end on 19 May 2022 but was granted an extension by the Government of Norway in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The extension will ensure that these countries progress towards meeting their emission reduction targets

SveinungOftedal, Specialist Director of the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and Chair of the IMO Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships said, “Developing countries have been particularly impacted by a series of events such as the global pandemic…The extension of the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 project to the end of 2023 will ensure that these countries receive the necessary support and resources to make progress towards meeting their emission reduction targets.” 

 The project is working with 12 pilot countries from five high priority regions (Asia, Africa, Black Sea / Caspian Sea, Latin America and Pacific 

GreenVoyage2050 also hosts the Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (Low Carbon GIA), which brings together leading shipowners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, oil companies and ports.

The countries participating in Phase I of the GreenVoyage2050 project are: Azerbaijan, Belize, China, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

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