Green Voyage2050 Project

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Recently, India has been selected as the pioneer lead country for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Green Voyage2050 Project.

About Green Voyage2050 Project

  • The overall goal of the Project is to support effective implementation of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy.
  • It provides support to developing countries in their efforts to reduce GreenHouse Gas emissions from ships.
  • The Initial IMO Strategy sets out a clear vision and levels of ambition, one of which is to reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008.
  • It is envisaged that the project will strengthen MARPOL Annex VI compliance, facilitate sharing of operational best practices, catalyze the uptake of energy efficient technologies and explore opportunities for low- and zero-carbon fuels.
  • Components of the project
    • Component 1 – Developing global tools to support implementation of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy
    • Component 2 – Capacity building, policy and NAP development
    • Component 3 – Strategic partnership development
    • Component 4 – Technology cooperation, innovation and pilot demonstrations
  • Partnering Countries
    • The countries participating in the GreenVoyage2050 Project are: Azerbaijan, Belize, China, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka.
    • These countries are participating as either a New Pilot Country (NPC) or a Pioneer Pilot Country (PPC).
  • The GreenVoyage2050 Project, currently in its first phase, is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment for an initial period up to December 2023 (NOK 64.5 million).

Q1) What is Greenhouse gas?

Greenhouse gases (also known as GHGs) are gases in the earth's atmosphere that trap heat. During the day, the sun shines through the atmosphere, warming the earth's surface. At night the earth's surface cools, releasing heat back into the air. But some of the heat is trapped by the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Source: India has been selected as pioneer lead country for International Maritime Organization (IMO) Green Voyage2050 Project: Shri Sarbananda Sonowal