Global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping rely heavily on improvements in energy efficiency and increased uptake of low-carbon technologies. Better energy efficiency means less fuel is used, and that means lower emissions.
Funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization, the Global MTCC Network (GMN) – formally titled “Capacity Building for Climate Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry ” – initiative unites technology centres – Maritime Technologies Cooperation Centres (MTCCs) – in targeted regions into a global network. Together they are promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future.
Developing countries and, in particular, Least Developed Countries and Small Islands Developing States, will be the main beneficiaries of this ambitious initiative.
Partnership and outreach
The MTCCs are partnering with forward-thinking academic institutions, commercial and shipping companies, government departments and authorities as well as other UN bodies with a climatechange mandate to pursue these far-reaching objectives.
The GMN also supports innovation with outreach. The outcomes of the various project activities will be widely shared and publicised, to magnify their effectiveness and add further value for all stakeholders.