Climate and Energy Committee to meet online 16 January

The IAPH Climate and Energy Committee will be meeting virtually on 16 January, from 4 to 6 PM CET. In the presence of IMO and UNCTAD officers, members will be updated on the latest submissions and expectations ahead of the forthcoming 81st meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 81) in March and the preceding intersessional working group meeting on GHG emissions from ships, as well as on progress with the ongoing assessment of the impact that measures being examined by IMO may be having on states. Furthermore, members will be discussing the current status of the Port Readiness Levels for Marine Fuels (PRL-MF) assessment tool that has been jointly developed by the IAPH Clean Marine Fuels (CMF) working group and the World Ports Climate Action Program (WPCAP) in view of taking decisions regarding its further development and application. Members will also be briefed on the launch of the Zero Emission Port Alliance at COP28, an initiative by APM Terminals and DP World, targeting primarily the electrification of container handling equipment in ports, and will discuss the involvement of IAPH and individual ports in the alliance. As always, members will be presented with the latest updates on the IAPH projects and initiatives (CMF, ESI, CEM-Hubs) and will discuss the climate and energy content of the forthcoming IAPH Technical Committee Days, which will be held in London  from 25 to 27 March. The annotated agenda and full supporting documentation will be circulated by the end of this week.