Second “IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum” to be held as part of World Maritime Day celebrations

Date & Time:

28th - 29th Sep, 2022


The Secretary-General has the honour to invite participation in the IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum 2022, which will be focused on the World Maritime Day theme “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”, addressing research, technology and infrastructure needs of developing countries, in particular LDCs and SIDS, as well as research and partnerships needs for developing innovative GHG technologies and financial needs for their piloting and deployment, particularly in developing countries.

After the adoption of the Initial IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships on 13 April 2018, the Government of Norway, the IMO Secretariat and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) discussed ways and means for supporting the Strategy to reduce emissions from shipping through advocating and promoting inclusive technological innovation, and a clear gap was identified in terms of providing a global platform to discuss these ideas. This led to the organization of the first IMO-UNEP-Norway Zero- and Low-Emission Innovation Forum (the Innovation Forum), which acted as a global information exchange platform to promote inclusive innovation for accelerating the transition of the marine sector towards a zero- and low-emission future while leaving no one behind. The first Innovation Forum took place from 27 to 29 September 2021 and had a successful outcome, with over 1,300 participants attending from all over the world.


The forum will be open to all Member Governments, United Nations specialized agencies, IGOs, NGOs, industry representatives, academia and the general public.

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IMO - Circular Letter No.4609 - Second "IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum" to be held on 28 and 29 September 2022 as part of World Maritime Day celebrations

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Event Date:

28th - 29th Sep, 2022