FIN-SMART global roundtable affirms need to accelerate finance to support sustainable shipping, particularly in developing countries.
The FIN-SMART Roundtable is a platform for regular dialogue among key maritime stakeholders on addressing the financial challenges related to the transition of shipping to a more sustainable and resilient future.
The Third IMO-EBRD-World Bank FIN-SMART Roundtable was held on Friday 23rd June at EBRD headquarter in London. More than 50 leaders from the financial, public and private sectors participated in the Third “Financing Sustainable Maritime Transport (FIN-SMART) Roundtable”
The FIN-SMART Roundtable is a platform for regular dialogue among key maritime stakeholders on addressing the financial challenges related to the transition of shipping to a more sustainable and resilient future. The Roundtable aims to support accelerating financial flows - particularly in developing countries - for the decarbonization of the maritime sector, in line with country priorities and the goals of the IMO Initial Strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships.
Sustainable Development goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a shared blueprint for prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action in a global partnership. Among the SDGs, SDG 14 is central to IMO, but the work of IMO and FINSMART can also be linked to other SDGs, as can be seen below.
Opening address by the Secretary-General of IMO: FIN-SMART Roundtable launch (imo.org).
First FINSMART Roundtable presentation: FIN-SMART Roundtable (imo.org).
For more information on FIN-SMART, please contact:
Ms. Gyorgyi Gurban, Head of Projects Implementation, at GGurban@IMO.org.
Ms. Nora Sahtout, Projects Coordinator and Assistant of Head of Projects Implementation, at NSahtout@imo.rog