Previous MTCC Caribbean Event

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - Wednesday, 30 January 2019

MTCC-Caribbean 5th National Workshop (2nd Eastern Region)

MTCC Caribbean facilitated the 2nd of two workshops targeting the countries of the Eastern Caribbean for the purpose of building capacity for climate change mitigation in the maritime shipping industry.

The 2nd Eastern sub-regional workshop served as a medium for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences concerning the reduction of emissions from ships and the existing legal and institutional frameworks. The workshop’s main outcomes included:

• The need for the formation of a Regional Maritime Administration;
• Recognition of the need for MTCC Caribbean’s Energy Efficiency (EE) Focal Points to be appointed designated time to support Maritime Climate Action;
• Hosting meetings among EE focal points so discuss their approaches/mitigation strategies in facilitating MTCC Caribbean’s data collection from within their respective country;
• The need for the effective integration of the Maritime sector into the Climate agenda of all MTCC Caribbean territories;
• Recognition of the need to connect and promote more effective communication between intra-governmental interests for concerted climate action (agriculture, tourism, environment);
• Sensitizing participants of the results of MTCC Caribbean’s Maritime Technology Needs Assessment (TNA);
• Establishing the use of other environmental legislation to facilitate enforcement;
• Sensitizing participants to existing technology options for emissions reduction/monitoring;
• Apprising participants of existing legal and institutional instruments that can be leveraged to facilitate compliance with MARPOL Annex VI;
• Determining the engagement strategies to enhance data collection in the eastern sub-region.

The workshop was attended by a mix of regional stakeholders comprising representatives from maritime administrations, shipping agents, ship owners, ship operators, regulators, ministry representatives, maritime technology providers, green energy providers, international organizations and academics.

Location:

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines