On 11 December at COP25 in Madrid SSI hosted a side event at the UN’s annual climate conference – COP25 – during which the report The Role of Sustainable Biofuels in the Decarbonisation of Shipping was launched.

Outlining the outcome of an  inquiry into the sustainability and availability of biofuels for shipping, the report was compiled by SSI to share the findings on the role that biofuels could play in the decarbonisation of the shipping industry.

Throughout 2019, SSI’s inquiry has explored the issues at play surrounding the sustainability and availability of biofuels for shipping, bringing an important perspective to the conversation on alternative fuel options for decarbonisation and accelerating the delivery of emission reductions. SSI supports a zero-emission shipping sector by 2050 and is both fuel- and technology-agnostic.

COP25 was an opportunity for SSI to launch the report, presenting the findings and recommendations of our inquiry and for key stakeholders to share their perspectives on these. The side event took place within the WWF Pavilion, followed by a Meet-the-Expert session at the EU Pavilion.

Watch the event recording here.


Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Simon Bennett, General Manager – Sustainable Development, The China Navigation Company
Fernanda Carvalho, Policy Manager Global Climate and Energy Practice, WWF