Shipping accounts for almost 3% of global emissions and, according to the Third IMO GHG Study, these emissions 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 some efforts have been made to put shipping on a sustainable path, many suggest that more effort is needed and can be done. This event will consider what options are available, and how a successful COP Agreement can contribute to this objective.
Welcome remarks by the Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Thomas Egebo
Tony de Brum – Foreign Minister, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Maria Bruun Skipper – Director, Danish Shipowner’s Association
Tristan Smith – Lecturer at the UCL Energy Institute and lead author of the Third IMO GHG Study
Bill Hemmings – Director aviation and shipping, Transport&Environment
Moderated by Jose Maria Figueres, Co-Chair Global Ocean Commission and former president of Costa Rica.
Closing remarks by the Managing Director, European Climate Foundation, Christoph Wolff
December 5, 2015
1:15 pm to 2:45pm
Observer Room 02 at Le Bourget, COP21, Paris
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