Making shipping greener will be a key item on the agenda for the administration of US President Joe Biden at the next annual climate talks by world leaders, a US official said.

Jane Lubchenco, deputy director for climate and environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, told the Global Maritime Forum’s annual summit that presidential climate envoy John Kerry’s Green Shipping challenge will be one of the US government’s key initiatives at the COP27 conference in November.