Launch of the Global
MTCCs Network
1st Eastern
Sub-Regional Workshop

Welcome to the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre - Caribbean

The Capacity Building for Climate Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry Project is a joint IMO and European Union initiative aimed at reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and other emissions as well as promoting energy efficiency in the maritime shipping industry, and is funded by the European Union.

Under the Global MTCC Network (GMN) project the five regional MTCCs will deliver the agreed project milestones over a three-year period, making a significant contribution to IMO’s continuing, widespread efforts to ensure effective implementation and enforcement of the global energy-efficiency regulations for international shipping.

The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is the host institution for the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Caribbean (MTCC Caribbean).

GHG emissions from shipping is expected to increase and developing countries, which play a significant role in international shipping, often lack the means to improve energy efficiency in their shipping sectors. This project, formally entitled “Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry” will enable developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in the target regions to effectively implement energy-efficiency measures through technical assistance, capacity building and promoting technical cooperation.

GHG emissions from shipping is expected to increase and developing countries, which play a significant role in international shipping, often lack the means to improve energy efficiency in their shipping sectors. This project, formally entitled “Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Shipping Industry” will enable developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), in the target regions to effectively implement energy-efficiency measures through technical assistance, capacity building and promoting technical cooperation.

Further information on the project can be found on the IMO’s Project web-site and the European Commission Capacity4dev.eu website

Aims of the MTCC Caribbean include:

✓  Enhance awareness and uptake of environmentally sound technologies.

✓  Align training programs to meet these needs.

✓  Facilitate partnerships enhancing maritime energy efficiency.

✓  Provide baseline on the compliance of MARPOL Annex VI.

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