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frameworks protecting the environments in which global shipping operates are having an unprecedented effect on global trade. It asked how shipping will adapt within this ever-evolving backdrop, setting out the moral imperative and commercial incentives, and outlining how the maritime sector is responding.
Rupert Stuart-Smith of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition at the University of Oxford and Co-ordinator of the UK Youth Climate Coalition, looked at how the shipping industry can embrace the opportunities of the transition to a post-carbon economy, avoid the risk of asset stranding if the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement are achieved, and leave a safe climate for future generations.
Professor Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resources & Environmental Policy and Director
of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, asked how we make environmental sustainability economically sustainable. Sarah Kenny OBE, Vice Chair of Maritime UK and Chief Executive of the BMT Group asked whether it is realistic to expect shipping to emit zero carbon by 2050, and, if so, how could this lofty ambition be achieved?
Alastair Marsh, CEO of Lloyd’s Register, examined whether we have the technological answers to future-proof shipping as a sustainable and pro table industrial sector, and if so, at what cost?
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