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The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) has announced a key strategic partnership with the International Windship Association (IWSA) in order to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet. WWEA is a not-for-profit organisation with over 600-member organisations across 100 countries. The Association promotes the deployment of wind energy technology around the world. IWSA, also a not-for-profit organisation, unites over 30 commercial wind propulsion technology providers and projects supported by numerous universities, research and testing organisations and other associates.

The associations’ first collaborative steps will be taken during the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) summit in Bonn, Germany next month. Secretary General of IWSA, Gavin Allwright will sit on the opening panel at the Global Renewable Energy Solutions Showcase GRESS, 7 November at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle of the Federal Republic of Germany (KAH) in Bonn, Germany. Also during UNFCCC COP23, WWEA will support the ‘Ambition 1.5C: Global Shipping’s Action Plan’ summit on 13 November. This shipping decarbonisation event is being co-organised by IWSA along with a number of key stakeholders in the shipping industry.

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