IMO announces agenda for 2nd Low and Zero Carbon Fuels Symposium


The International Maritime Organization will host the second Low and Zero Carbon Fuels Symposium on October 21, 2022. Although the event is being held at IMO Headquarters in London, attendees can also attend virtually.

The symposium will focus on “Ensuring a just and inclusive transition to low-carbon shipping”.

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The IMO on Tuesday announced the program topics and a detailed agenda for the symposium.

Overcoming barriers to global access to low- and zero-carbon marine fuels

  • Outlook: projections of future maritime transport energy demand to 2050

  • Increasing renewable energy production for maritime transport: case studies

  • Improving the global availability of future marine fuels through the development of renewable energy bunkering infrastructure

  • Pricing Considerations for Alternative Low-Carbon and No-Carbon Marine Fuels

  • Strengthening the links between the energy sector and maritime transport: Clean Energy Marine Hubs

Energy transition opportunities for developing countries

  • Promoting the production of renewable energies in developing countries

  • Engaging Developing Countries in Inclusive Route-Based Action Plans: Improving the Global Availability of Low-Carbon Marine Fuels and Technologies

  • Business Insights on Shipping Decarbonization

  • Maritime transport at the service of the global energy transition: exploring new export opportunities

How to adapt to a fair and equitable transition to low-carbon shipping

  • Specific Opportunities for SIDS and LDCs: Improving Access to Climate Finance for Mitigation and Adaptation in Countries Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

  • How to allocate revenues from carbon pricing instruments: the example of the development of port infrastructure and renewable energies

  • Building a green and resilient low-carbon maritime economy: job creation, attractiveness, skills development and capacity building

  • Access to technology and modernization

The symposium will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the production of renewable fuels in the context of the decarbonization of maritime transport, in particular for developing countries, and the need for enhanced cooperation at all levels to accompany this global transition.

The symposium will be open to all member governments, IGOs, NGOs and the general public.

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