(Copenhagen, March nineteenth 2021) Today, Environmental Defense Fund and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping formalized their collaboration by signing a Partnership Agreement. With the Agreement, Environmental Defense Fund turns into an official companion to the Center, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration concerning the discount of emissions from transport.

The collaboration will evolve across the improvement of an business transition technique, mapping the strategic pathway to zero carbon transport in 2050, and the excellent coverage framework vital for transport to satisfy and exceed its long-term goal. In addition to that, the collaboration can even embody actions on the sustainability evaluation and life cycle analyses of future fuels and applied sciences in addition to their impression potential and potential constraints.

“Environmental Defense Fund brings more than 50 years of experience and pioneering work for a safer and healthier environment. With deep involvement and insights across sectors, EDF will add a broad societal perspective which will be of essence in the development of a sustainable transition strategy for the maritime industry. We look very much forward to the collaboration!” says Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.   

“The Center is well placed to support robust policy pathways towards decarbonization and drive the deployment of zero emissions vessels. Environmental Defense Fund’s work to reduce shipping’s climate impacts can complement the effort in leading the way towards a sustainable, zero-carbon and competitive shipping sector,” says Kelley Kizzier, Vice President for Global Climate at Environmental Defense Fund.


Shipping’s highway map to decarbonization

With 70,000 ships consuming m300Tons gasoline p.a. world transport accounts for round 3% of world carbon emissions, a share that’s more likely to improve as different industries sort out local weather emissions within the coming many years.

Achieving the long-term goal of decarbonization requires new gasoline varieties and a systemic change throughout the business. Shipping is a globally regulated business, which supplies a chance to safe broad-based business adoption of recent know-how and fuels.

To speed up the event of viable applied sciences a coordinated effort inside utilized analysis is required throughout all the provide chain. Industry leaders play a essential function in making certain that laboratory analysis is efficiently matured to scalable options matching the wants of business. At the identical time, new laws can be required to allow the transition in the direction of decarbonization.

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About the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is a not-for-profit, impartial research- and improvement middle working throughout the energy- and transport sectors with business, academia and authorities. With Partners, the Center create overview of viable decarbonization pathways, facilitate the event and implementation of recent vitality applied sciences; construct confidence in new ideas and their provide chains; and speed up the transition by defining and maturing viable strategic pathways to the required systemic change. The Center is positioned in Copenhagen however work with companions globally.

The Center was based in 2020, made doable by a start-up donation of DKK 400m by the A.P. Møller Foundation.  Strategic Partners to the Center embody: Alfa Laval, American Bureau of Shipping, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Cargill, Environmental Defense Fund, Haldor Topsoe, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NORDEN, NYK Line, Siemens Energy and Total.


Center media contact: Anne Katrine Bjerregaard +45 20450191 / [email protected]




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