Shipping initiative shortlisted for green award

The ambition 1.5 summit provided the platform needed for stakeholders in the industry to drive a business-focused approach to decarbonisation The ambition 1.5 summit provided the platform needed for stakeholders in the industry to drive a business-focused approach to decarbonisation

A shipping decarbonisation initiative has been shortlisted for a 2018 GREEN4SEA award which recognises an appreciation of environmental excellence and sustainable shipping.

Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan summit is up for an award in the category recognising any organisation or association that sparked, realised, or significantly contributed with a specific initiative towards greener shipping.

“The summit provided the platform needed for stakeholders in the industry to drive a business-focused approach to decarbonisation that pushes ahead of regulatory mechanisms,” said Catherine Austin, managing director, The Blue Green Events Company, which was one of the organisers of the summit.

Action plan

The Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan summit gathered shipping leaders, strategists and innovators to collaborate and co-develop an Action Plan for the decarbonisation of the industry in line with meeting the target of limiting global temperatures to 1.5oC, as per the Paris Agreement.

The high-level group gathered to take action during the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn on 13 November 2017.

Work is now being undertaken to maintain the momentum created at the summit, with deliverables expected in coming months.

Industry co-organisers of the Ambition 1.5oC: Global Shipping’s Action Plan summit included Lloyd’s Register, MAN Diesel & Turbo, RightShip, MARIKO, Danish Shipping, International Windship Association (IWSA) and Green Ship of the Future.

Votes can be pledged for the Ambition 1.5 initiative to win the GREEN4SEA award category via: https://www.green4sea.com/2018-green4sea-awards/

The winners of this year’s GREEN4SEA awards will be announced during a welcome reception and award ceremony on the evening of 6 March 2017.

By Anne-Marie Causer

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