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Zero-Emission Shipping Mission to launch Action Plan in Pittsburgh


At the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) in Pittsburgh, USA, the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission launches its Action Plan outlining the Mission-led activities to successfully demonstrate commercially viable zero-emission ships by 2030.

The Zero-Emission Shipping Mission Action Plan gives a comprehensive overview of actions to take to accelerate the green transition of shipping towards a zero emission future. The plan outlines the Mission’s tasks for the coming years and is at the same time a call-to-action to governments and industries to take action to mitigate shipping’s impact on climate change through Green House Gas emissions.


“Denmark is a large shipping nation and an advocate for urgent climate action. That is why we have taken lead in the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission to make sure that decarbonisation of shipping is accelerated through global action. I am looking forward to seeing how our international public-private partnership will deliver concrete actions. Changing the course for international shipping to a green and sustainable future will be a win-win for people and planet and with great possibilities for businesses across the globe.” – Simon Kollerup, Danish Minister for Industry, Business, and Financial Affairs and Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities.


“The U.S. is committed to lowering our carbon footprint across all transportation sectors, including maritime, and is proud to be co-leading the Mission Innovation: Zero Emissions Shipping Mission to see demonstrations of zero-emission ships on the water by 2030. Today, we are very excited to share the Shipping Mission’s Action Plan, which outlines the actions and projects needed to meet that goal and to help tackle the climate crisis.”  – David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy


“As co-lead of the Mission and a leading nation in green shipping, Norway is proud to support the Action Plan for the Zero Emission Shipping Mission. The Action Plan will strengthen international collaboration across the maritime value chain for fuel production, fuel infrastructure and ships. It will be fundamental in realizing the mission’s zero-emission goals.” Terje Aasland, Minister of Petroleum and Energy and Espen Barth Eide, Minister of climate and environment


Find the Action Plan here


Alongside the Action Plan, the Zero-Emission Shipping Missing launch its Blueprint for Future Ports program that by the middle of the decade will provide a blueprint on what a fully operational and commercially ready zero emission port would look like in the 2030s.


Mission representatives from the co-lead members – Denmark, the United States, Norway, the Global Maritime Forum, and the Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping – attend the GCEAF to promote the Action Plan and public private collaboration needed to meet the goals.  In addition to the five co-leads, Mission partners include Singapore, the United Kingdom, India, Morocco, Ghana, France, and South Korea.


Background: The Zero-Emission Shipping Mission is an ambitious alliance between countries, the private sector, research institutes, and civil society. The Mission will demonstrate commercially viable zero-emission ships by 2030 by focusing on the entire value chain: the ship, the fuel production, and the fuel infrastructure, driving the sector to a tipping point in its transition to well-to-wake zero-emission fuels as soon as possible.


Read more about the Zero-Emission Shipping Mission here.