GreenVoyage2050 project has launched
a series of roundtables on the creation of National ActionPlans (NAPs) to address GHG emissions from
shipping, with the first event held in collaboration with the Government of
Kenya on 12 July.
NAPs are an important part of efforts to reduce GHG
emissions in the maritime sector.
IMO has encouraged countries to develop and
submit their plans. This will help countries to achieve the emission reduction
goals set out in IMO’s initial GHG strategy.
“A collaborative and
strategic approach is essential for the success of a country’s decarbonisation
strategy and the NAP roundtables are an ideal platform to bring stakeholders
together to initiate these planning conversations,” says Minglee Hoe,
GreenVoyage2050 Project Technical Analyst. “Our bespoke support is intended to
build upon ongoing activities on the reduction of GHG emissions from shipping
already taking place on a national and regional level.”
The roundtables, which are available to all
GreenVoyage2050 partnering countries, offer an interactive platform for
national authorities and relevant stakeholders to explore the motivating factors
and benefits for creating a NAP, and to connect the dots to existing emission
reduction efforts by the country. The events allow practical implementation of
the IMO-Norway GreenVoyage2050 NAP
The first roundtable
was held online and saw active participation by 10 participants representing
various relevant Government Ministries and agencies across Kenya.
continue to support Kenya as the country explores the possible development of a
NAP. This will include development of policies to reduce emissions, training as
well as identifying opportunities for pilot projects in the region.
The GreenVoyage2050 team will host the next NAP roundtable in Belize on