Marina, CCC OK to draft deal on decarbonization of maritime sector


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    The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and the Climate Change Commission have agreed to draft a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the decarbonization of the maritime sector to address the impacts of climate change in the country, the Marina confirmed on Monday, May 8.


    (Photo courtesy of MARINA)

    Marina Deputy Administrator for Planning Sonia Malaluan paid a courtesy visit to Climate Change Commission Sec. Robert Borje in Malacanang recently to discuss the planned MOU that will help reduce carbon emissions in the maritime sector.

    During the visit, Borje stressed the administration’s efforts in addressing climate change as he expressed belief that an agreement with the MARINA “will lead to formulation of strategic type of partnership on decarbonization.”

    The Marina has yet to bare the details of the planned MOU.

    Meanwhile, Malaluan invited the CCC chief to a regional conference centering on “green shipping” which will be organized by the Marina along with the Danish Maritime Authority of Denmark and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on May 16 to 17.

    The regional conference will carry the theme “Seizing Opportunities for Green Shipping in Asia and the Pacific” and will be held at the Rizal Park Hotel in Manila.

    “The conference intends to gather key maritime stakeholders from Pacific Islands and Southeast Asian States to discuss energy efficiency, short sea segment, education of seafarers and global regulations,” the MARINA said.

    The Marina also presented to Borja the “Philippine Maritime Industry: Pathways for Decarbonization of the Maritime Transport Sector" during the courtesy call which is an initiative that aims to transition the Philippines towards cleaner energy, transport, and industrial systems.