ClassNK joins call to action to decarbonize shipping
Signatories of the Call to Action on Decarbonizing Shipping urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement’s temperature target. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonize global supply chains. It is essential that governments implement policies that will energize the transition and make zero-emission shipping the default choice by 2030.
The complete decarbonization of international maritime transport is urgent and achievable. This is the clear message from over 150 industry leaders and organizations representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, freight, energy, finance, ports and infrastructure. In conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and ahead of the critical climate negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow in November, they call on governments to work with industry to implement the policies and investments needed to achieve points. critical shifts in the decarbonization of global supply chains and the global economy. .
The signatories of the Call to Action for Decarbonizing Maritime Transport call on world leaders to:
- Commit to decarbonize international maritime transport by 2050 and propose a clear and fair implementation plan to achieve this when adopting the IMO’s GHG strategy in 2023.
- Support zero-emission maritime transport projects on an industrial scale through national action, for example by setting clear decarbonisation targets for inland maritime transport and by offering incentives and support to first actors and deployment wider range of fuels and zero emission ships.
- Put in place policy measures that will make zero-emission shipping the default choice by 2030, including significant market-based measures, taking effect by 2025, that can support the commercial deployment of ships and fuels zero emissions in international maritime transport.
Signatories to the Call to Action for Decarbonizing Shipping include some of the world’s largest players in global trade, and ClassNK has joined. Seizing this opportunity, Hiroaki Sakashita, President and CEO of ClassNK, said: âClassNK is committed to supporting public and private zero emission approaches by providing a reliable regulatory service, developing a broader certification service. responding to emerging needs and extending the results of partnerships with industry pioneers. . With all our strength, ClassNK will accompany the journey towards the decarbonisation of maritime transport. “
To learn more about the Call to Action for Decarbonization of Maritime Transport and see the full list of signatories, and what concrete actions the signatories of the Call to Action for Decarbonization of Maritime Transport are taking to support the decarbonization of maritime transport, please visit:
In addition to the call, the public and private sectors are expected to step up their efforts to achieve zero emission navigation. Maritime activity is entering an era where stakeholders are required not only to comply with regulations but also to systematically manage GHG emissions for the future. In order for customers engaged in shipping to be able to plan and manage GHG emissions in day-to-day operations for the pursuit of zero emissions, ClassNK is committed to providing a comprehensive service portfolio and fully supporting customer efforts.
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