Decarbonising international shipping: policy measure options, and how to pay for the transition

Transport & Environment (T&E), Danish Ecological council, NABU and the European Climate Foundation (ECF) invite you to discuss "Decarbonisation of International Shipping: policy measure options, and how to pay for the transition".

Venue: Bonn Zone Room 9

The climate actions of the sector have a direct effect on the Paris Agreement and decarbonisation is a key part of meeting the climate goals. Although international shipping is not explicitly mentioned in the Paris Agreement, the agreement makes clear that emissions from all sectors of the economy must addressed if the temperature goals are to be met.

What are the levels of ambition required from shipping to meet 1.5ºC and 2ºC temperature targets of the Paris Agreement? How can a basket of immediate measures help the sector peak soaring emissions in the short term? What is the level of carbon pricing required to decarbonise the sector in the mid-to-long term? What are the technology pathways that can help the sector meet reduction targets? How to pay for the sector’s decarbonisation? In-sector emissions reductions vs. carbon market linkages: a promised land or poisoned chalice?  

Join as we plot the strategies available and chart our voyage to a world of less than 1.5C of warming.

With Faig Abbasov (Transport & environment), Carlo Raucci (UMAS), Kelley Kizzier (Co-chair Article 6, SBSTA) and Johanna Christensen (Global Maritime Forum).

Point of contact: Lucy Gilliam, email:, tel: +32 4 83 14 55 30


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:30