Carbon War Room Shipping Initiative


Name of initiative Carbon War Room Shipping Initiative
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2010
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Secretariat Carbon War Room, Boulder Office, Rocky Mountain Institute, 1820 Folsom Street, Boulder, CO 80302-5703; e-mail:; Phone:+44 (0)1865514214
Organisational structure In 2014, Carbon War Room merged with RMI. Together, RMI and CWR leverage the agile power of markets to combat climate change, bolster economic prosperity, and tackle other social and environmental issues created by the global dependence on fossil fuels.
Geographical coverage Global
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Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description Carbon War Room accelerates the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions at gigaton scale and advance the low-carbon economy.

Shipping Efficiency was launched by the CarbonWar Room and RightShip to increase information flows and transparency around the efficiency of the international shipping fleet.

Objectives The shipping industry has the opportunity to save $70 Billion per year on fuel and reduce carbon and other pollutants by 30 percent.
Activities enables anyone to tell an efficient, low-emission ship from a less efficient one, for the first time. Using a simple search function, users can pull up an “A to G” rating for around 60,000 existing ships, including the majority of the world's container ships, tankers, bulk carriers, cargo ships, cruise ships and ferries.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Knowledge production and innovation, Norms and standard setting
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Participants Number Names
Members 7  
Companies 0
Business organisations 7 Carbon War Room (USA),  Rightship (Australia),  Efficient Ship Finance (?),  Climate Works Foundation (USA),  Earthshine Foundation (USA),  Exact Earth (Canada),  UMAS (United Kingdom).
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 11 June 2019 11:29:23

Not only have national states as participators