Technological innovation and the global introduction of alternative fuels and/or energy sources for international shipping will be integral to achieve the ambition set out in the Initial IMO Strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.
To take stock of ongoing initiatives, the 2021 IMO Symposium on alternative low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels for shipping will be held virtually in English only on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 and Wednesday, 10 February 2021, with daily sessions from 11:00 to 14:00 UTC.
The symposium aims to raise awareness, to present state-of-the art research and innovation, to discuss the advancement of alternative low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels in international shipping, and to discuss initiatives to promote the availability, affordability and uptake of future marine fuels.
The symposium will be livestreamed to all on the IMO YouTube account.
The symposium will be open to all Member Governments, IGOs, NGOs and the general public.
Member States and IGOS/NGOS should register participants via the usual Online Meeting Registration System (OMRS).
Participants wishing to attend the Symposium but who are not affiliated with an IMO delegation will be able to watch a live meeting video on IMO YouTube account and may leave interactive comments during the event.