MAN Diesel & Turbo acts on decarbonisation

The shipping industry held its own summit at the UN’s COP 23 climate meeting with the aim of debating a shipping-industry-led agenda The shipping industry held its own summit at the UN’s COP 23 climate meeting with the aim of debating a shipping-industry-led agenda
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The shipping industry has held its own summit at the UN’s COP 23 climate meeting with the aim of debating a shipping-industry-led agenda and exploiting opportunities presented by decarbonisation.

Under the aegis of the main conference, the ‘Ambition 1.5°C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit, was initiated by Gavin Allwright, secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA) and co-organised and sponsored by MAN Diesel & Turbo.

"The hopes and demands of the shipping industry for a strengthened mandate of the IMO were not fulfilled in Paris; Bonn offers us a new opportunity to accelerate what MAN Diesel & Turbo calls the ‘Maritime Energy Transition’, the move to cleaner technology within our industry, said Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo.

Shipping-led agenda

The summit’s aim was to debate a shipping-industry-led agenda and create an decarbonisation action plan for the shipping industry.

Dr Gunnar Stiesch, senior vice president, MAN Diesel & Turbo and Head of Engineering Engines, was a panellist and held a presentation at Ambition 1.5°C that hosted a workshop on such topics as the future technology, new business models and regulatory frameworks that will enable the shipping industry to reach global climate goals.

He said: “MAN Diesel & Turbo wants to expand the debate on how to reach COP 21’s targets. We want to engage with all stakeholders – whether the general public, NGOs, shipowners or classification societies – to see what solutions are already in place or required. Consequently, I am heartened by what I have heard today in Bonn where we have made significant progress, and am confident that our efforts here will ultimately bear fruit.”

Stemming from the summit’s proceedings, a briefing document will be delivered to UNFCCC delegates, providing a summary of the main challenges and opportunities offered by the decarbonisation of the shipping industry, the ambitious approaches agreed, and a copy of a draft action plan.

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