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. 

 
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 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

When?

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 13:15 to 14:45

Where?

Observer room 02
Blue zone
93013 Le Bourget
Belgium