CIMAC, the global association of the internal combustion machinery industry announced that it is joining the Getting To Zero Coalition, a worldwide effort to reduce carbon emissions from the marine sector.
The Getting to Zero Coalition is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum that supports the transition to a decarbonized maritime sector and aims to reach the goals of the IMO’s Initial GHG Strategy. The coalition is committed to make the entrance of commercially viable Zero Emission Vessels (ZEVs) into the market by 2030 possible. A roadmap will outline the steps and actions needed. The initiative intends to create an enabling environment, to de-risk leadership in climate change mitigation in shipping, and to catalyze partnerships through the platform.
“CIMAC supports the initiative in tackling the problem of climate change and its ambition to reach the 2050 targets set out by the IMO,” said Paolo Tonon, CIMAC vice president Communication. “The Getting to Zero Coalition can foster the urgent change we need. The scale and complexity of the task ahead requires a broad and committed coalition like this.”
CIMAC encourages a technology-neutral approach to decarbonize deep-sea shipping. “There is a need to gather maritime stakeholders to work together on solutions to reduce greenhouse gases from shipping, especially through the development of alternative and carbon-neutral fuels,” said Peter Müller-Baum, CIMAC secretary general.
Questions concerning production, distribution, storage and bunkering of these fuels evolve around the development of ZEVs. Market drivers and policies need to be explored that can enable the transition. By joining the initiative, CIMAC said it can contribute to shaping the future of the industry.