The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has called for maritime transport to be prioritised in multilateral trade negotiations ahead of high-level WTO meetings to take place this week.
One week after Glasgow, 174 governments will meet this week at the IMO in London to address the pressing carbon emission reduction challenges facing international shipping, in what industry is calling the ‘first litmus test’ of government’s decarbonisation commitments following COP26.
In a landmark moment for maritime workers, the formation of a Just Transition Maritime Task Force has been agreed to drive decarbonisation of the industry and support millions of seafarers through shipping’s green transition.
Meeting in the margins of the Shaping the Future of Shipping conference in Glasgow, the Deputy Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, and the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Shipping met to discuss funding options for the proposed ‘IMO Maritime Research Fund’ (IMRF).
A massive scaling up of finance for research and development is essential to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, says a report by the International Chamber of Shipping and global engineering, environmental and strategic consultancy Ricardo.
A major gathering of leaders from the world’s biggest shipping executives and maritime state representatives will take place in Glasgow at a cross-industry decarbonisation conference.
With pivotal climate discussions at COP26 less than a month away, industry experts from shipping and the energy sector came together at the latest ICS Leadership Insights series to discuss the commitments and challenges that will be needed to decarbonise shipping.
On the first day of London International Shipping Week, the International Chamber of Shipping has published new and updated guidance to protect seafarers and shipowners against the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The global trade association for ship operators, the ICS has put forward a comprehensive proposal for a global levy on carbon emissions from ships, in what would be a first for any industrial sector.