Danish Shipping: Global South Green Corridors pact is a brilliant idea
Denmark and the USA join forces with the Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to finance and execute pre-feasibility studies of green corridors in five countries in the Global South. Danish Shipping applauds the initiative.
To make shipping climate neutral, we need green corridors around the world where ships can bunker green fuels. With a new pact, Denmark and USA will explore the potential for green shipping routes together with the Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
“With the agreement, we emphasize Denmark's role as a maritime nation and a pioneer in the fight for green shipping. We need to transition container ships to new fuels, and this can only happen through collaboration between countries worldwide and maritime companies. This partnership is a prime example of how we should drive the green transition at sea," said Minister of Industry, Business and financial affairs Morten Bødskov.
The Global South Green Corridors project aims to demonstrate that green maritime corridors can help create sustainable green growth and create jobs in developing countries. And at the same time show that green corridors are an important element in securing a just and equitable green transition of global shipping.
”The Global South Green Corridors project is a brilliant idea that will assist countries in the Global South in making sustainable use of their resources and in making a vital contribution to achieving the goal of climate neutral shipping. That’s a win-win for everybody,” said Anne H. Steffensen, CEO of Danish Shipping
The project will initially conduct pre-feasibility studies in Namibia, Panama and Fiji. Two more participating countries are expected to be announced soon.
“We are going to need vast amounts of green fuels and many countries in the Global South will hopefully be able to transform their enormous renewable energy resources into profitable business ventures and thus help us reach our ambitious climate goals,” said Anne H. Steffensen.