Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships (GloMEEP)

IAPH, working with the IMO, identified a need for technical guidance on emissions and energy efficiency to support port operators and developers in their planning as part of their operational management and investment in future projects.

This guidance materialised within the framework of the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloMEEP Project and in collaboration with IMarEST and IAPH.

The overall goal of GloMEEP is to contribute to significant reduction of GHG emissions from international shipping via supporting 10 Lead Pilot Countries (LPCs).

These LPCs endeavour to fast-track  relevant legal, policy and institutional reforms, lobby national government action and industry innovation to support the effective implementation of IMO’s energy efficiency requirements.

The successful Global Industry Alliance to Support Low Carbon Shipping (GIA) established under the GEF-UNDP-IMO Global Maritime Energy Efficiency Partnerships Project (GloMEEP Project) is an IMO initiative that has significantly raised awareness of port emissions and the resulted in ports developing emissions reduction strategies throughout the maritime transport supply chain.

Emissions Toolkits (three for ships and two for ports) have been developed within the framework of the GloMEEP Project and in collaboration with IMarEST and IAPH to enable countries to understand the nature of emissions from ships at sea and in ports, and to formulate strategies to reduce them. Alongside these toolkits , additional studies have been made on emissions detection, control and the potential use of alternative fuels.

In addition, a roadshow of several workshops held in several port locations under the auspices of GloMEEP have helped to raise awareness, training participants on how to conduct emissions inventories and develop emission reduction strategies in the port area.