📅 28-29 September 2022
London, United Kingdom
The IMO–UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum is a two-day hybrid (live in person at the IMO Headquarters in London and virtual) global platform aimed at championing innovation to accelerate the transition of the marine sector towards a zero- and low-emission future. It will be held on 28 and 29 September 2022 and will focus on addressing the specific needs of developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Forum is linked to the IMO World Maritime Day theme 2022 “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”, with a special emphasis on inclusive innovation for decarbonization of maritime sector.
The event is supported from the Government of Norway, the IMO Secretariat and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in order to promote innovation by providing a global platform to exchange best practices and fill necessary gaps by gathering ideas and latest developments from all competent international policymakers.
The aim of the Innovation Forum is to:
- Showcase the demonstration of green technologies and their deployment globally in a manner that facilitates blue economic growth in developing regions;
- Ensure a people-centered transition to a zero-carbon shipping industry by 2050 as well as the safety and health of the maritime workforce;
- Hold discussions and generate a debate around new ways of financing sustainable maritime transport;
- Bring industry stakeholders, academia and global research centres together to offer inclusive solutions for maritime decarbonization for trials along specific shipping routes in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Addressing research, technology and infrastructure needs of developing countries, especially LDCs and SIDS as well as research and partnerships needs for developing innovative GHG technologies and financial needs for their piloting, distribution/entering of the market particularly in developing countries;
- The need to support the green transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable future, while leaving no one behind
- New ways of financing sustainable maritime transport