A not-so-commonly known fact is that the global shipping industry carries a heavy carbon footprint. The sector is responsible for three percent of all greenhouse gas emissions and over 60,000 deaths each year. In July the International Maritime Organization released a strategy to reduce emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2040. In this interview Jason Anderson, senior programe director at ClimateWorks, discusses with Alliance digital editor, Charlotte Kilpatrick, what funders can do to help the industry achieve its goals.
Charlotte Kilpatrick: Jason, could you introduce yourself and explain a bit about your role at ClimateWorks Foundation?
Jason Anderson: I’m a senior program director at ClimateWorks Foundation, and that means that I cover the strategy and grantmaking for a few different areas including shipping.