Denmark at the forefront of green shipping

Published 21-04-2023

Danish Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Morten Bødskov, will Sunday travel to Singapore to meet with key maritime players ahead of the final negotiations on a new climate strategy for global shipping in London in July.

As one of the largest shipping nations in the world, Denmark has a responsibility to drive the development towards climate-neutral shipping globally. It is against this backdrop that Danish Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Morten Bødskov Sunday will to Singapore today to participate in the Singapore Maritime Week conference.

The purpose of the trip is to promote the possibilities for an ambitious result when the 175 member countries of the UN maritime organization IMO sit down at the negotiating table in London this summer to negotiate a new climate strategy for global shipping.

A negotiating table where Denmark wants to have a prominent role.

"Russia's invasion of Ukraine has turned climate and business policy into security policy. We must be free of Putin's gas and oil, and all industries must jump on board the green transition. This applies not least to shipping, which is a position of strength for Denmark. The green transformation of shipping is an important priority for the Danish government. There is a need for ambitious global regulation in the IMO, which is why Denmark is working towards a goal of climate-neutral international shipping in 2050. I hope that in Singapore I can contribute to creating momentum for an ambitious result when the countries in the IMO set this summer themselves at the negotiating table, says business minister Morten Bødskov.

During his visit, the business minister will participate in meetings and official events, and the minister will also host a round table discussion on the green transformation of shipping with the participation of ministers, international shipping companies and the secretary general of the IMO, Kitack Lim.

The Ministry of Business and Industry's press phone: 91 33 70 07