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Marina, CCC to partner toward PH shipping decarbonization

Marina, CCC to partner toward PH shipping decarbonization
Carmela I. Huelar May 10, 2023

WITH the players in international shipping gearing toward reducing their carbon footprints, the Philippines is now also plotting its move in that direction.

Government agencies led by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) are leading the way for the Philippine maritime industry to be at par with their counterparts on decarbonization.

The CCC and Marina are considering entering into an understanding to come up with steps on the reduction of the carbon footprint of the country's shipping industry and take advantage of the benefits of "blue" power.

CCC Secretary Robert Borje said the administration is doing its fair share on climate change action, and he believes that having an agreement with Marina will lead to the formulation of a strategic type of partnership on decarbonization.

This initiative is a welcome development for Marina as it is set to host a conference on energy efficiency and education of seafarers, among others, next week in partnership with the Danish Maritime Authority of Denmark and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Deputy Administrator for Planning Sonia Malaluan, in the recent courtesy call to the CCC, invited Borje to the Regional Conference: Seizing Opportunities for Green Shipping in Asia and the Pacific, which will be held at Rizal Park Hotel in Manila from May 16 to 17, 2023.