US Announces IMO Decarbonization Efforts

US climate envoy John Kerry announced the United States will join an effort by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in the global shipping industry ahead of a climate leaders summit hosted by President Joe Biden.


Kerry told the conference that the United States will help deploy the technologies needed to rapidly reduce the sector’s emissions, which he said are “known to us” be require investment to scale up.

The United States is expected to announce its new goal, known as a Nationally Determined Contribution, as soon as Wednesday ahead of the summit.


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