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To promote green shipping
MAN Diesel & Turbo and the International Windship Association (IWSA) invited 200 leaders of the maritime industry to the ‘Ambition 1.5°C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ to debate an agenda to reduce shipping emissions.
MAN Diesel & Turbo wants to expand the debate on how to reach COP 21’s
targets and engage with all stakeholders – whether the general public,
NGOs, shipowners or classification societies – to see what solutions are
already in place or required.
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. Ultimately, uniform environmental standards must be established at
international level – a strong IMO as an international regulator is therefore
The term ‘Maritime Energy Transition’ stems from the German expression ‘Energiewende’ and encapsulates MAN Diesel & Turbo’s call to action to reduce emissions and establish natural gas as the fuel of choice in global shipping. It promotes a global ‘turn to gas’, driven by the IMO, and a common approach by the shipping industry and politics to invest in infrastructure development and retrofits.
Launched in 2016 after COP 21, the initiative has since found broad support within the shipping industry and German politics.
The Maritime Energy Transition is also an umbrella covering all MAN Diesel & Turbo activities in regard to supporting a climate-neutral shipping industry, including: