March 3, 2023

Decarbonizing Shipping: A Pathway to Achieve the Paris Climate Goals & Promote Sustainable Economies

United Nations Foundation

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Shipping produces 3% of global GHG emissions, a share that is expected to grow under a business-as-usual scenario. But solutions exist, and leading governments companies are working together to set and achieve ambitious targets and strategies to decarbonize shipping while also providing economic opportunities, such as green fuel projects or new port infrastructure. This session, held on the sidelines of Our Ocean 2023, highlights existing efforts and related policy measures to reduce emissions from shipping and promote economic development that leaves no one behind.


  • Prime Minister of Fiji: Sitiveni Rabuka
  • U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate: John F. Kerry


  • Secretary of Energy of Panama: Dr. Jorge Rivera
  • Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization: Kitack Lim


  • US Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Climate – Sue Biniaz
  • Maersk, President, Central America, Andina and the Caribbean Sea Area: Antonio Dominguez
  • Sustainable Shipping Initiative Executive Director: Andrew Stephens


  • Susan Ruffo, The United Nations Foundation
  • Jan-Christoph Napierski, Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

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