Over 100 countries from both Global North and South back a global greenhouse gas levy on emissions from the international maritime industry. The policy is in advanced negotiations at the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Not sure if your country is on board for a global shipping levy? Don’t worry, we keep track. Check out our list of supporting countries:
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Trinidad and Tobago
European Commission (the EU27)
The IMO agreed to adopt a levy in summer 2025. But the more countries back the mechanism, the greater are the chances the agreed levy will be meaningful and live up to its potential: generating billions of dollars in climate finance to support vulnerable communities and countries around the world.
1. 55 Climate Vulnerable Forum countries (CVF) under the Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration launched at COP26 in November 2021
2. 22 countries and the European Commission at the Summit for a New Global Financial Pact in Paris in June 2023
3. 7 African countries in their submission to an IMO’s meeting in June 2023 (ISWG-GHG-15)
4. 20 African countries under the Nairobi Declaration at the Africa Climate Summit in September 2023
5. 68 Vulnerable 20 Group countries (V20) at the Africa Climate Summit in September 2023
6. Japan in its submission to an IMO’s meeting in March 2023 (ISWG-GHG-14)