A leading European Commission official has urged governments to show the same enthusiasm for decarbonisation at the International Maritime Organization as they do at more high-profile international meetings.

Magda Kopczynska, director for waterborne transport at the EC, was speaking at a debate on climate change and shipping following the publication of DNV’s Maritime Forecast 2050 report on low-carbon alternative fuels.

Kopczynska said she wanted to see consistency on the proactive language used by some countries at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP) and IMO meetings.