Global Supply Chain Forum Parallel Sessions


IMO was present at the UN Trade and Development Global Supply Chain Forum (21-24 May), with two Parallel Sessions on “Climate change mitigation and energy transition” and on “Unlocking opportunities for green shipping in the Caribbean.”

Climate change mitigation and energy transition

The parallel session discussed the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping and accelerate the sector’s energy transition. Participants discussed the challenges and opportunities arising from decarbonization in maritime transport, including for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). The event was co-organized by IMO and UN Trade and Development and it took place on 22 May 2024 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Unlocking opportunities for green shipping in the Caribbean

The parallel session discussed the opportunities and challenges for green shipping in the Caribbean, and SIDS in general. Participants will engage in interactive discussions focusing on the implementation of 2023 IMO GHG Strategy, the underlying needs and gaps facing Caribbean SIDS and how these can be tackled. The event was organized by IMO on 22 May 2024 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Additional information

Please see more details of the events, including the presentations, here

Please see the flyer here.

Parallel sessions participation

The two parallel sessions targeted Government officials and policymakers, governmental and non-governmental organizations, industry, civil society groups, the private sector, financing institutions, development partners and all parties interested or involved in issues related to transport, shipping, ports, logistics, trade, supply chains, decarbonization, technology and energy including low and zero carbon fuels. More information here.

Global Supply Chain Forum

UN Trade and Development and the Government of Barbados organized the inaugural Global Supply Chain Forum at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Bridgetown, Barbados from 21 to 24 May 2024. 

More information on the Forum here.