Environmental Defense Fund partners with Mærsk on decarbonisation research

Environmental Defense Fund partners with Mærsk on decarbonisation research
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The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping formalised their collaboration by signing a Partnership Agreement.

Under the Agreement, EDF becomes an official partner to the Centre, committing to a long-term strategic collaboration about the reduction of emissions from shipping.

The collaboration will evolve around the development of an industry transition strategy, mapping the strategic pathway to zero carbon shipping in 2050, and the comprehensive policy framework necessary for shipping to meet and exceed its long-term target. In addition to that, the collaboration will also include activities on the sustainability assessment and life cycle analyses of future fuels and technologies as well as their impact potential and potential constraints.

““Environmental Defense Fund brings more than 50 years of experience and pioneering work for a safer and healthier environment. With deep involvement and insights across sectors, EDF will add a broad societal perspective which will be of essence in the development of a sustainable transition strategy for the maritime industry. We look very much forward to the collaboration!” said Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero Carbon Shipping.

“The Centre is well placed to support robust policy pathways towards decarbonisation and drive the deployment of zero emissions vessels. Environmental Defense Fund’s work to reduce shipping’s climate impacts can complement the effort in leading the way towards a sustainable, zero-carbon and competitive shipping sector,” commented Kelley Kizzier, vice president for global climate at Environmental Defense Fund.