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Climate change challenge: Shipping’s fair share

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: Early birds: 490 euro (before October 16th). Later registration 550 euro.
Price includes a significant discount if you book rooms at Clarion Hotel.

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Program: Morning session
9.00-10.00 Registration, coffee, breakfast and networking
10.00-10.10 Welcome
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.
IPCC presentation confirmed. Speaker to be decided.
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: 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
11:30-12:30 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?
IPCC, ICCT, BIMCO, IMO and DG Climate.
12.30-13.30 Lunch, coffee and networking

Program: Afternoon session
13.30-13.50 Possible scenario for de-carbonizing the world fleet – how to do it?
University College London presentation confirmed. Speaker to be decided.
13.50-14:10 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)
14.10-14.30 View from a major shipowner – how will the Paris Agreement affect business?
John Kornerup Bang, Maersk Group Sustainability
14.30-14.50 How can low carbon shipping be high profit business?
René Taudal Poulsen, Copenhagen Business School
14.50-15.20 Coffee break
15.20-16.20 Panel: 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?
University College London, Danish Shipping, BIMCO, Copenhagen Business School
16.20-16.30 Summing up
Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Master Mariner & Naval Architect.
16.30-17.30 Drinks, snacks and networking


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