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Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 49226, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to accelerate the conversion of the world fleet of commercial ships to green propulsion.

Answered on

21 September 2021

The Government is working actively to accelerate the transition of the shipping industry to zero emissions operations.

Internationally, the UK has played a key role in the development of the International Maritime Organization’s strategy for climate change, and we will be pushing for a zero emissions international shipping industry by 2050 in future negotiations.

Domestically, we have set out our next steps in the recent Transport Decarbonisation Plan and committed £23m to support research and development through the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition.