Seizing opportunities for developing countries in providing zero-carbon fuels to global shipping

IMO-UNCTAD side event at COP26: Wednesday, 10 November 2021 - 15:00-16:15 (UTC)


IMO-UNCTAD side event at COP26

Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021 

Time: 15:00-16:15 (UTC)

Place: Blue Zone, Derwentwater room (44 persons max - on a first-come, first-served basis)

Decarbonization of international shipping requires a rapid shift from today’s predominant use of fossil fuels to zero-carbon alternatives. This side event explores the opportunities for developing countries in producing and supplying zero-carbon marine fuels to ships in their ports. 

Please find the flyer here.

For a recording of the event, please go to: COP26 Side Events - YouTube

Relevant documents and links


  • Mr. Jose Matheickal (Moderator). Chief, Department of Partnerships and Projects, IMO. Please find the presentation here

  • Ms. Isabelle Durant. Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD. 

  • Mr. Binyam Reja. Acting Global Director for Transport, and Manager of Global Unit in the Transport Global Practice, World Bank. Please find the presentation here.

  • Ms. Johannah Christensen. CEO, Global Maritime Forum. Please find the presentation here

  • Mr. Basilio Dias Araujo. Deputy for Maritime Sovereignty and Energy, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Indonesia. Please find the presentation here

  • Ms. Nancy Wakarime Karigithu. Principal Secretary, State Department for Maritime and Shipping Affairs, Kenya.  Please find the presentation here

  • M. Jak Koseff. Senior Advisor: Economic Acceleration & Special Projects, Office of the MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture & Rural Development, Gauteng Provincial Government, South Africa. Please find the presentation here

  • Mr. Camilo Avilés Arias. Unit Head for New Energy Carriers, Division for Fuels and Energy Carries, Ministry of Energy, Chile. 

  • Mr. Alexis Rodriguez. Sustainability specialist, Panama Canal. Please find the presentation here

For any question, please contact Roel Hoenders