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Accelerating Electrofuels and the Benefits of Zero-Carbon for Shipping in South and Central America

Please join us Monday, September 21st, during Climate Week NYC 2020 to launch and discuss a new report, Zero-Carbon for Shipping: Propelling investment in South and Central America with hydrogen-based shipping fuels.

South and Central America has an active shipping sector, currently reliant on fossil fuels, driven by regional and global trade. Decarbonization goals set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and governments will require the sector to adopt zero-carbon fuels in the coming years. ‘Green electrofuels’ are synthetic fuels made with renewable electricity and they have an important role to play transitioning to a clean energy and sustainable shipping future.

This report illustrates how adopting electrofuels for shipping could attract investment to South and Central America, reduce greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change, and provide a number of additional localized benefits through case studies of regional ports (Porto do Pecém, Brazil; Río de la Plata, Argentina and Uruguay; Puerto Bolívar, Colombia; and San Nicolás, Peru).

A discussion with NGO, Government, and industry representatives, including a member of the Getting to Zero Coalition, will be moderated by Nishan Degnarain, Chair of the London School of Economics Blue Finance Initiative, and followed by audience Q&A.

This event is hosted by Ocean Conservancy, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Instituto Clima e Sociedade. For more information please: