Climate change challenge: Shipping’s fair share
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?
Date/venue: 22nd November 2017 / Clarion Hotel, arrival terminal in Copenhagen Airport.
Register: Dr. Kare Press-Kristensen by mail: Kaare@ecocouncil.dk (Registration is binding).
Price: 550 euro/ 4.100 Dkr.
Price includes a significant discount if you book rooms at Clarion Hotel.
Program: Morning session
9.00-10.00 Registration, coffee, breakfast and networking
Kåre Press-Kristensen, Senior advisor, Danish Ecological Council.
10.10-10.30 The role of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, in particular WG III describing means to reduce GHG emissions and other mitigating initiatives.
Joana Portugal Pereira, Senior Scientist, IPCC WG III
10.30-10.50 Emission scenarios for shipping towards 2050 – are we on the right track?
Naya Olmer, Marine Program Associate, ICCT.
10.50-11.10 Pathways towards de-carbonisation of international shipping; Can shipping emissions be decoupled from global GDP growth? What is BIMCO’s view on emissions reduction efforts in shipping?
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
11.30-11.50: Do we need regional (EU) or global (IMO) regulation of CO2 from shipping?
Edmund Hughes, Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, IMO
Heiko Kunst, Policy Officer for greenhouse gas emissions from maritime transport, EC
11:50-12:40 Panel: 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, DG Climate and T&E.
Moderator: Alisdair Pettigrew, managing director, BLUE
12.40-13.40 Lunch, coffee and networking
Program: Afternoon session
13.40-14.00 Possible scenario for de-carbonizing the world fleet – how to do it?
Dr. Carlo Raucci, University College London.
14.00-14.20 How is the refining industry responding to the Paris Agreement – if at all? Will oil majors or specific refineries look into production of “climate change neutral” fuels such as bio fuels and hydrogen? What will be the price?
Refinery or large bio-fuel producer (tbc)
14.20-14.40 View from a major shipowner – how will the Paris Agreement affect business?
John Kornerup Bang, Maersk Group Sustainability
14.40-15.00 How can low carbon shipping be high profit business?
René Taudal Poulsen, 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? Disruption, digitalization and decarbonisation: How can we harness innovative technology to build a thriving low-carbon industry” as a starter?
Participants: University College London, BIMCO, ICS, Maersk, Copenhagen Business School, Danish Maritime and T&E.
Moderator: Maurice John Meehan, director of global shipping operation, Carbon War Room
16.20-16.30 Summing up
Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Master Mariner & Naval Architect.
16.30-17.30 Drinks, snacks and networking