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.

This event was the culmination of SSI’s inquiry into the sustainability and availability of biofuels for shipping. 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.


  • 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 Pratice, WWF