Ecoship presents the World’s Greenest Cruise Ship at COP21
The Ecoship team introduced the Ecoship Project at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 or CMP 11, in Paris (France). This conference was held from 30 November to 12 December 2015. It was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
At COP21, in an official press conference in the Blue Zone in partnership with ISEP (Institute for Sustainable Energy Policy) on December 5, the team introduced the project and announced its maiden voyage in 2020. “Peace Boat’s 2020 launch of the Ecoship offers a vision for a climate-friendly future and can lead the way towards a green cruising model that can also impact the wider shipping industry. The industry must adapt to the planet’s needs”, explained Yoshioka Tatsuya, Founder and Director of Peace Boat, during a briefing for the press.
The Secretary of the International Windship Association (IWSA), Gavin Allwright, said: “we are delighted to see wind propulsion being used on this innovative cruise ship design. The Ecoship will be a front runner in the design of lower impact cruise vessels and we will be working with the industry segment to help bring more wind propulsion solutions into the mix”. IWSA has recently welcomed Peace Boat onboard as one of their newest members.