Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados

Global Supply Chain Forum Parallel Sessions – 22 May 2024

Parallel Session: Climate change mitigation and energy transition“, co-organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and UN Trade and Development – 22 May 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

The session will discuss the need to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping and accelerate the sector’s energy transition. Participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities arising from decarbonization in maritime transport, including for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). ​

Parallel Session: Unlocking opportunities for green shipping in the Caribbean“, organized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – 22 May 2024 from 11:30 am to 12:30 am.

The 2023 IMO GHG Strategy defines the pathway to reach net-zero GHG emissions from international shipping close to 2050, including intermediate milestones for 2030 and 2040. The session will discuss the opportunities and challenges for green shipping in the Caribbean,  and SIDS in general. Participants will engage in interactive discussions focusing on the implementation of 2023 IMO GHG Strategy, the underlying needs and gaps facing Caribbean SIDS and how these can be tackled.

The two sessions target Government officials and policymakers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, industry, civil society groups, the private sector, financing institutions, development partners and all parties interested or involved in issues related to transport, shipping, ports, logistics, trade, supply chains, decarbonization, technology and energy including low and zero carbon fuels.​

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