Maritime Just Transition


IMO Secretariat is pleased to support the Maritime Just Transition Task Force, which is looking at the maritime skills needed for a just green transition. This work is vital to the ongoing processes at IMO related to the future maritime workforce in a changing world.

IMO Secretariat, along with the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the United Nations Global Compact and the International Labour Organization (ILO) came together to launch the Maritime Just Transition Task Force at COP 26 in 2021. It marks the first global sectoral task force dedicated to a just transition, enabled by the international nature of the maritime industry. 

The Task Force will lead and coordinate efforts to work with governments, industry, workers and their representatives to ensure a safe and human-centred approach to achieving green shipping, stressing the principles set out in the ILO Guidelines for a Just Transition

The aim is to ensure a people-centred transition to a zero carbon shipping industry.

Mapping a Maritime Just Transition for Seafarers

This Position Paper, launched during COP 27 in 2022,  puts forward a 10-point action to achieve a Just Transition for seafarers.

Download here or click on the picture below. 


IMO: Ms. Sandra Rita Allnutt -  

UNCG: Ms. Martha Selwyn -