Danish shipping in focus at COP28
HRH The Crown Prince Frederik brought royal radiance to the event, when State of Green presented their white paper on “Denmark’s push to decarbonise global shipping” at COP28.
Today, Danish shipping took center stage at the Danish Pavilion at COP28 in Dubai. The Crown Prince opened the event, where State of Green launched their new white paper, that hopefully will inspire companies, organisations and governments across the globe to accelerate the decarbonisation of shipping.
“Denmark is at the forefront of the green transition of shipping, and I hope we can inspire many of the other maritime nations present in Dubai to follow the same course. I am therefore also very happy and proud that our Crown Prince has agreed to open the event, where this important white paper is presented,” said Anne H. Steffensen, CEO of Danish Shipping.
Last Friday was another big shipping day at COP 28. Here, A.P. Møller Mærsk together with a group of other container shipping companies, signed a declaration calling for concrete regulatory measures needed to accelerate the industry’s green transition. On the same day, the Danish government announced that Denmark and the USA will join forces with the Maersk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping to finance and execute pre-feasibility studies of green corridors in the Global South– shipping routes where ships can bunker green fuels.
“It’s very positive - and also quite appropriate – that the shipping industry is in focus at COP 28. Our industry is responsible for three percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, so we have an enormous responsibility to ensure that the future of shipping is green. We can and must deliver on the IMO-agreement to achieve climate neutral shipping by 2050,” said Anne H. Steffensen.
Lars Aagard, the Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities, was also present at the event alongside a number of other important figures from the fields of shipping and transportation.
"To achieve the ambitious goal of climate neutral global shipping in 2050, the global shipping industry will need vast amounts of green fuels. Our demand for these fuels will help create and drive a viable market for new, green fuels to the benefit of everyone. I therefore believe that global shipping can help unlock the global potential for offshore wind, Power-to-X, CCUS and green fuels,” said Anne H. Steffensen.
As Denmark's official green marketing consortium, State of Green works to highlight Danish solutions within green energy, water, urban solutions, and the circular economy.