RMI President and Fiji PM join John Kerry in Net-Zero Dialogue

The Shipping industry was met with calls by John Kerry, Joe Biden’s climate envoy, for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to guide the industry towards zero emissions by 2050, a complete volte-face from the attitude of the previous administration in Washington towards shipping and international legislation.

Speaking at a conference hosted by the Ocean Conservancy ahead of Biden hosting an international climate summit this week, Kerry said: “I want to announce that in support of the global effort to keep us in reach of 1.5 degrees Celsius and in support of global efforts to achieve net zero by no later than 2050, the United States is committing to work with countries in the International Maritime Organization to adopt the goal of achieving zero emissions from international shipping by 2050.”

President Kabua of RMI and PM Bainimarama of Fiji also delivered statements on the need for increased ambition in management of the marine sector on the path to decarbonization.


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