The Clean Shipping Coalition is an international association of civil society environmental protection organisations, and the only one with a purely shipping focus.
We help develop and drive global environment and climate laws on shipping, principally at the United Nation’s shipping regulator, the International Maritime Organization.
We promote policies aimed at the protection and restoration of our oceans and atmosphere that are consistent with the 1.5°C global-heating limit set by climate science. We support the safe operation of ships, and social and economic justice.
This means ensuring that future shipping operates safely within planetary boundaries to protect Earth life-support systems, and to avert the risk of large-scale, possibly abrupt or irreversible environmental change. We strive to develop systemic solutions that address the climate, biodiversity and ocean crisis.
The Clean Shipping Coalition was granted observer status at the IMO in June 2010, and has been an active participant in its meetings ever since.
Our member organisations contain experts in ocean conservation, shipping, clean transport, international trade, energy policy, and the governance of international regulatory bodies like the IMO. Together, they have decades of experience in the shipping and environment field at IMO and elsewhere.
“The Clean Shipping Coalition is an important focus and coordinating point for civil society’s growing interest in the impact of international shipping on climate and ocean health. Our members engage directly at the highest level in the formulation of shipping policy, raising the profile of shipping and environment issues, and helping green this key industry.”
John Maggs, President Clean Shipping Coalition