Supporting maritime decarbonization – IMO at COP 27
The Suez Canal Authority will hold an international press conference next Thursday, November 10, in the presence Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization Mr. Kitack Lim and Admiral Osama Rabie Chairman of SCA the visit of the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization ( IMO ) on the sidelines of his participation in the COP 27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh, which began on the 6th of this month
The activities of the visit include a speech from Admiral Osama Rabie, Chairman of SCA, then a speech by Mr. Kitak Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, IMO, followed by the start of the press conference and receiving questions from Journalists and Correspondets
Kitack Lim was elected Secretary-General of the Organization by the 114th session of the IMO Council in June 2015 for a four-year period beginning 1 January 2016. The election was endorsed by the IMO’s Assembly at its 29th session in November 2015.
At its 31st session (November-December 2019), the Assembly approved the renewal of Mr. Kitack Lim’s appointment as Secretary-General of IMO, for a second and final term of four years (1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023).
Mr. Kitack Lim (Republic of Korea) is the eighth elected Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization .
Latest measures adopted by IMO to address shipping’s energy efficiency entered into force on 1 November 2022
On the other hand ,IMO will be present at COP 27, the United Nations climate conference which takes place in Egypt from 6-18 November 2022. IMO will highlight that international shipping is indispensable to the world and is a vital industry to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the global energy transition.
Following the 2nd IMO Symposium on alternative low- and zero-carbon fuels for shipping in October 2022, focusing on “Ensuring a just and inclusive transition to low-carbon shipping”, IMO will co-host a side event on Producing future marine fuels: opportunities for renewable energy production in developing countries (10 November).
The side-event will be attended by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim. It is co-hosted by IMO, UNCTAD, IRENA and World Bank.
IMO Secretariat officials will update the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) on IMO’s work and participate in a number of other side events – please see the schedule here: IMO at COP 27.
As its track record to date so clearly demonstrates, IMO is the appropriate international body to continue work to address GHG emissions from ships engaged in international trade.
The latest measures adopted by IMO to address shipping’s energy efficiency entered into force on 1 November 2022 read more here on the CII and EEXI regulations.