In occasione della 13^ Assemblea, l’IRENA, la principale agenzia intergovernativa globale per la trasformazione energetica, ha accolto con favore l’iniziativa Clean Energy Marine Hubs (CEM Hubs) implementata dall’International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), dall’International Association of Ports & Harbors (IAPH) e dal Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). La CEM Hubs è una piattaforma intersettoriale mondiale volta ad accelerare l’uso di carburanti a basse emissioni di carbonio e sostenere la transizione energetica globale. IRENA continuerà a collaborare con l’ICS e con i partner del settore marittimo per rafforzare ulteriormente l’iniziativa CEM Hubs.

Il Presidente dell’International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Emanuele Grimaldi aveva già annunciato l’iniziativa nell’ambito dell’evento di lancio della Green Shipping Challenge al vertice del leader mondiale della COP27. Il 15 gennaio 2023, in occasione dell’Assemblea IRENA, il Presidente Grimaldi ha sottolineato: “We would like to thank IRENA and Francesco La Camera for inviting us to be part of IRENA’s 13th Assembly and these critical discussions. Renewable energy generation is not only vital for shipping but for the whole world, as it is a key component to scale the availability of low-carbon fuels. We can all no longer work in silos if we are to meet global decarbonisation goals. Governments, ports, renewable energy producers and the shipping industry all have a role to play and the CEM Hubs initiative provides the platform to push this forward. The time for talking is over – it is time for action.”

“Going forward the CEM Hubs initiative will continue to strengthen the key link between the energy and maritime industries and to catalyse the global energy transformation and de-risk future investments. With COP28 just around the corner, we look forward to collectively working together with the UAE and IRENA to ensure that shipping plays its full part in the global fight to address climate change.”.