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Supply Chain News: Launch of the Green Shipping Challenge at COP27

The United States and Norway organize the launch of the Green Shipping Challenge at COP27. 

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry Chair the Launch of the Green Shipping Challenge at COP27

November 7, 2022

Greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping sector are significant, increasing, and on a trajectory that is incompatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Compared with country emissions, the sector would rank among the top 10 largest emitters globally.

To help place the sector on a pathway to align with the goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°, the United States and Norway organized the Green Shipping Challenge for COP27. This challenge is strongly supported by the High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. The Challenge encouraged governments, ports, and companies to prepare commitments to spur the transition to green shipping.

On November 7, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry chaired the launch of the Green Shipping Challenge during the World Leaders Summit of COP27.  Countries, ports, and companies made more than 40 major announcements on issues such as innovations for ships, expansion in low- or zero-emission fuels, and policies to help promote the uptake of next-generation vessels. 

The United States is leading the transition to zero-emission shipping as part of our commitment to tackle the climate crisis at home and internationally. The resources below include details on U.S. and global announcements under the Green Shipping Challenge.

Resources

Read the U.S. Department of State’s Press Release on the Launch of the Green Shipping Challenge at COP27 here.

Read the U.S. Department of State’s Fact Sheet on U.S. Announcements under the Green Shipping Challenge at COP27 here.

Review the U.S. Department of State’s Fact Sheet on the Green Shipping Corridors Framework here.