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Source: The post is based on the article “India- Norway join hands to for a GREEN MARITIME SECTOR” published in PIB on 17th November 2022
What is the News?
The 8th Norway-India Joint Working Group Maritime meeting was held in Mumbai.
What was the purpose of the 8th Norway-India Joint Working Group Maritime meeting?
The focus of the discussion was cooperation between India and Norway for developing a green maritime future.
As a part of the cooperation, Norway will help India in realizing its maritime potential and help in creating a large pool of trained seafarers.
Discussions were also held on the use of alternative fuels like green ammonia and hydrogen for futuristic shipping.
India is a signatory to the Hong Kong Convention for the recycling of ships. India requested that the EU regulation should not hinder ship recycling for non-European countries, which are compliant with international conventions.
India and Norway are also part of the Green Voyage 2050 project. Both countries agreed on willingness, devotion, partnership, and capacity building for achieving common goals.
What is the Green Voyage 2050 Project?
The Green Voyage 2050 Project is a partnership project between the Government of Norway and the International Maritime Organization(IMO) launched in May 2019 aiming to transform the shipping industry towards a lower carbon future.
Objective: To support developing countries, including Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), in meeting their commitment towards relevant climate change and energy efficiency goals, for international shipping.