The path for low carbon shipping

The Danish Government, the European Climate Foundation (ECF), Transport & Environment (T&E) and Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) are convening a high-level discussion on international shipping emissions at an official side at the Paris COP. The event will bring together high-profile speakers from industry, governments and academia and NGOs to discuss the climate impact of international shipping and how this problem can be effectively addressed.

When?
Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 13:15 to 14:45

Where?
Observer room 02
Blue zone

The Danish Government, the European Climate Foundation (ECF), Transport & Environment (T&E) and Naturschutzbund Deutschland (NABU) are convening a high-level discussion on international shipping emissions at an official side at the Paris COP. The event will bring together high-profile speakers from industry, governments and academia and NGOs to discuss the climate impact of international shipping and how this problem can be effectively addressed.

WELCOME REMARKS BY:

  • Thomas Egebo – Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

SPEAKERS:

  • Tony de Brum – Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Maria Bruun Skipper – Director of the Danish Shipowner’s Association
  • Tristan Smith – Lecturer at the UCL Energy Institute and lead author of the Third IMO GHG Study
  • Bill Hemmings – Transport & Environment’s Director of aviation and shipping

MODERATION BY:

  • Jose Maria Figueres – Former President of Costa Rica, Chairman of Carbon War Room and Co-Chair of Global Ocean Commission

CLOSING REMARKS BY:

  • Christoph Wolff – Managing Director of the European Climate Foundation

Shipping accounts for almost 3% of global emissions and, according to the IMO, are expected to increase by between 50% and 250% by 2050. Such an increase would undermine efforts made in other sectors and challenge the 2 degree target. While efforts are underway to put shipping on a sustainable path, more needs and can be done. This event will consider what options are available, and how a successful COP Agreement can contribute to this objective.

For more information please contact andrew.murphy@transportenvironment.org

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