Get on board - Support the Tony de Brum Declaration and help decarbonize the shipping sector

Get on board – Support the Tony de Brum Declaration and help decarbonize the shipping sector

Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, presenting the Tony de Brum Declaration at the One Planet Summit in Paris, December 12, 2017.

Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, presenting the Tony de Brum Declaration at the One Planet Summit in Paris, December 12, 2017.

Land Ahoy. In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will make a historic decision: How to tackle carbon emissions from international maritime transport? Without going into details yet, the IMO’s initial GHG reduction strategy will define an emissions reduction target (how much should be reduced?), a timeline (by when?), and a baseline year (compared to which year?).

Stormy waters. If the shipping industry was a country of its own, it would rank as the 6th largest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide. While the sector’s share in global emissions is currently at 2-3%, the demand for maritime transport is soaring – and so are emissions. Under a business-as-usual scenario, the IMO expects carbon emissions to grow 50-250% by 2050.

Setting sail. To ensure ambitious contribution by the shipping sector to the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals, France initiated the Tony de Brum Declaration in December 2017. Presented by Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, at the One Planet Summit in Paris, the Declaration has been signed today by 38 countries already.

All hands on deck. The Tony de Brum Declaration will be submitted to the IMO and its final version presented at the pivotal meeting in April 2018. An official signing ceremony will be held in Paris on March 14, 2018.

Governments and NGOs worldwide are invited

to come on board and shape the climate change agenda

of an entire sector for decades to come.

Sail with us. If you wish to sign the Tony de Brum Declaration or can help reaching out to interested parties, please contact Dominik Englert at info@carbonpricingleadership.org