Previous MTCC Caribbean Event

Wednesday, 28 October 2020 - Wednesday, 18 November 2020

MTCC-Caribbean Regional Webinar Series

Type of activity:

Regional Webinar Series

MTCC Caribbean delivered Regional Webinar Series. The  series covered four thematic areas:  

  1. Promoting the Ratification/Implementation of MARPOL Annex VI – October, 28th 2020; 
  1. Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Sulphur 2020 Compliance – November, 4th 2020;  
  1. The Inclusion of Domestic Maritime Emissions under Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – November, 11th 2020; and  
  1. Decarbonization of Maritime Transport – November, 18th 2020  

The webinars followed the standard online webinar format, with presentations being delivered by MTCC Caribbean as well as invited speakers, in addition to panel discussions to fuel collaboration and knowledge sharing. It served as a medium for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences and received participation from over 100 participants across four weeks. The webinars were attended by a mix of regional stakeholders which comprised representatives from maritime administrations, port state inspectors, ship owners, ship operators, port authorities, regulators, ministry representatives, maritime technology providers, green energy providers, international organizations, civil society and academics.   

Valuable feedback was received and core issues on maritime climate action were discussed. The main outcomes of the webinars series included:  

  • An update on the level of compliance in the Caribbean regional and contemporary challenges in the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI;  
  • The facilitation of discussions on the state of implementation of the IMO’s 2020 Sulphur Cap, including approaches to achieve the IMO’s initial GHG reduction strategy;  
  • The enhancement of the regional approach towards the implementation of MARPOL Annex VI; and  
  • Exchange of Perspectives on the national implementation of MARPOL Annex VI using existing legal and institutional capacity. 



University of Trinidad and Tobago

University of Trinidad and Tobago