National Consultation Meeting On The Project “Removing Capacity Barriers For Implementing Energy Efficiency Measures For International Shipping”

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS


MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY

 

PRESS RELEASE No. 2014-021
31 July 2014


NATIONAL CONSULTATION MEETING ON THE PROJECT
“REMOVING CAPACITY BARRIERS FOR IMPLEMENTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
MEASURES FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING”


The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) conducted a national consultation meeting on the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) – United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – IMO Project “Removing Capacity Barriers for Implementing Energy Efficiency Measures for International Shipping” on 17 to 18 July 2014. This Consultation was participated by representatives from the concerned private and government sectors led by MARINA representatives Atty. Bashiruddin U. Adil, Director, Maritime Safety Service and Mr. Arsenio F. Lingad II, Director, Overseas Shipping Service with the two (2) IMO consultants Dr. Jose Matheickal and Dr. Zabi Bazari and the Regional Coordinator for Technical Cooperation in East Asia for IMO, Atty. Josephine Uranza.

 

The Project presented the Philippine maritime status, policies and stakeholders on Greenhouse Gas (GHG), and in return get recommendations, inputs and comments from the stakeholders as to the implementation of the said project in the Philippines.

The Project has three (3) main areas of concerns: the legal, policy and institutional reforms for IMO Marine Energy Efficiency Framework; Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange; and Public-Private Partnership.

 

The Project, which will be participated by Lead Pilot Countries (LPCs) such as Panama, Argentina, Jamaica, South Africa, China, India, Malaysia, Philippines and two (2) more countries, has a total project size (cash and in-kind) estimated to be about $11 million. The LPCs would have to share $2 million support in-kind worth of time and effort for a span of 2 years. This is a welcome opportunity for the Philippines to be a partner with other countries and organizations in our region and globally to address the very important issue of maritime fuel efficiency and GHG emissions.

 

As one of the LPC, the Philippine has committed to determine and support the national focal point (NFP) and national coordinator. MARINA has been recommended as the NFP and as national coordinator since the project is significantly concentrated in the shipping industry.

CONSULTATION MEETING

Presentation of Philippine maritime status to the IMO and the stakeholders. 17 July 2014, MARINA Board Room.

 

 

MARINA, MARITIME PHILIPPINES, We Move the World.

The Maritime Industry Authority is an attached agency of the Department of Transportation and Communications tasked to accelerate the integrated development of the maritime industry in the country. It has been implementing reforms and programs to transform the country’s domestic shipping industry to global competitiveness and the MARINA into a premiere maritime administration in Southeast Asia. For more information, visit marina.gov.ph.

 

Contact:

Atty. Jabeth A. Dacanay
Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator
MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY (MARINA)

Telephone No.: 523-9078
Email: oadm@[email protected]

 

Posted on February 5, 2015


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