At COP 21 in Paris, the parties agreed to limit global temperature increase to max. 2 °C above pre-industrial times and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C. The Paris Agreement will require a significant decrease in use of fossil fuels. Is this compatible with the expected significant increase in shipping? Is low carbon shipping possible and what are the costs and the connected consequences?
Conference: Shipping's fair share
Date/venue: 22nd November 2017 / Clarion Hotel, Copenhagen
Program: Morning session
9.00-10.00 Registration, coffee, breakfast and networking
Kåre Press-Kristensen, Senior advisor, Danish Ecological Council.
10.10-10.30 Disruption, digitalization and decarbonisation: How can we harness innovative technology to build a thriving low-carbon industry?
Maurice John Meehan, Director of global shipping operation, Carbon War Room
Naya Olmer, Marine Program Associate, ICCT.
Lars Robert Petersen, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO
11.10-11.30 How can shipping support IMO in fullfilling the Paris Agreement? View from the International Chamber of Shipping
Simon Bennett, Director of policy & External Relations, ICS
Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, IMO
Henc-Erik Sierink, Policy Officer for greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, EC
Both the IMO and EU are working on regulations to reduce ship emissions. IMO’s reporting scheme and EU’s MRV are first steps, but are they compatible and what will they eventually lead to? Do we need regional or global regulation?
Participants: ICCT, BIMCO, ICS, IMO and DG Climate.
Moderator: Alisdair Pettigrew, Managing director, BLUE
12.40-13.40 Lunch, coffee and networking
Program: Afternoon session
13.40-14.00 pdf Possible scenario for de-carbonizing the world fleet – how to do it? (1.42 MB)
Carlo Raucci, Doctoral researcher, University College London.
14.00-14.20 We have the technology! Ambition 1.5?
Madadh MacLaine, CEO, Fair Wind Trust
14.20-14.40 pdf View from a major shipowner – how will the Paris Agreement affect business? (981 KB)
John Kornerup Bang, Chief climate advisor, Maersk Group Sustainability
14.40-15.00 pdf How can low carbon shipping be high profit business? (800 KB)
René Taudal Poulsen, Senior maritime researcher, Copenhagen Business School
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
Are ship-owners getting prepared for a new world? What is shipping’s fair share of emission? When will ships use “climate neutral” fuels? Can/will shipping be de-carbonized in accordance with the ambitions in the Paris Agreement? What are the technological challenges and possibilities?
Participants: University College London, BIMCO, ICS, Maersk, Copenhagen Business School and Danish Maritime.
Moderator: Kåre Press-Kristensen, Senior advicer, Danish Ecological Council.
16.20-16.30 Summing up
Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Master Mariner & Naval Architect.
16.30-17.30 Drinks, snacks and networking