(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 24-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval joins initiative aimed to get zero-emission vessels into operation by 2030. The ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the World Economic Forum. It is a strong union of more than 100 organisations committed to fighting climate change by getting zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030.
First announced on September 23, 2019, at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ brings together decision-makers from across the shipping value chain with key stakeholders from the energy sector as well as from governments and IGOs. The coalition will lead maritime shipping’s decarbonization with the development and deployment of game-changing technology needed to reach zero emission.
“Stopping climate change is not only the greatest challenge of our generation, but also an obligation to the generations that will follow. Just as marine business spans the world, we must partner across the industry to tackle the global problem of greenhouse gas emissions. Together we can – and will, develop sustainable and commercially viable solutions for the marine industry to the benefit of both people and the planet.” commented Sameer Kalra, President of the Marine Division.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed on an ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by at least 50 percent by 2050. To reach this goal, the aim of the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ is necessary to get zero-emission vessels introduced in the global fleet by 2030.
Alfa Laval is prepared for this transition, as their technologies and product range are already suitable for the new fuel types.
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