IMO and Germany inked an agreement so as to develop a project to identify opportunities and solutions, while prevent and reduce transport emissions.
o better explain, IMO along with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMU) have signed an agreement to undertake the preparatory activities leading to the development of a project proposal to reduce maritime transport emissions in East and Southeast Asian countries.
The project is supported through the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of BMU. In light of the situation, IMO will partner with the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) to undertake the preparatory project and to develop the full project proposal.
For the record, this agreement, which was signed on 1 April 2021, is the first step in an ambitious Asia Maritime Transport Emissions project (known as the Blue Solutions Project) that aims to support East and Southeast Asian countries in identifying opportunities to prevent and reduce transport emissions.
The full-size project, once approved, will target reduction of GHG and other pollutant emissions from ships within ports, and from hinterland transport through energy efficiency improvements, optimized processes and innovative technologies (blue solutions).
Partnerships are essential in tackling the global issue of emissions which are harmful to the environment. By identifying opportunities to reduce maritime transport emissions and demonstrating potential technological solutions in partnerships with various stakeholders in the region, this project will help developing countries in Asia to move closer towards a low-carbon future.
…said Mr. Jose Matheickal, Chief of the Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO.
Concluding, this agreement, signed by Mr. Matheickal and Mr. Philipp Behrens, Head of Division, International Climate Initiative, BMU, confirms the allocation of 385,697 Euros in funds to develop a full-size project proposal.
We thank Germany for this very timely support and look forward to working with the partner countries and potential other partners from public and private sector to develop and design a full-size project proposal which we hope to submit to Germany for approval by end of this year.
…Mr. Jose Matheickal concluded.