The event is framed around ambitious GHG reductions that are required from shipping to keep its emissions in line with the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement temperature goals limit the increase in global temperatures to no more than 2°C, aiming for 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and thus provides some direction as to the course of action that the shipping sector needs to take.
The event will present the Shipping in Changing Climates (SCC) consortium’s work to date, which shows that under both the 2°C and 1.5°C framing of climate change (emissions budgets), taking into account the latest IPCC and IMO studies, and shipping maintaining its current share of 2.3 per cent of global emissions, the shipping sector must halve its emissions by 2050 under the 2°C scenario and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 under the 1.5°C scenario. Translating this at the ship level, the aggregate average operational CO2 intensity for all ship sizes of containerships, tankers and dry bulk (which account for over 60 per cent of the shipping sector’s emissions) requires a reduction of 80-90 per cent on 2012 levels by 2050 in the 2°C scenario and net zero emissions in the 1.5°C scenario by 2045.
Join us, to find out how the consortium’s academic and industry partners are taking on this challenge and turning it into an opportunity. You’ll also hear reflections on the key findings from third parties and have the chance to take part in the discussions in the Q&A session.
For an even more information packed event, registrations are now open for the ‘go-to’ conference on shipping and GHG emissions. The SCC’s fourth international conference in association with Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), will take place on the 4th -5th September 2017 and present new research from academia and industry on the latest perspectives on shipping efficiency and emissions. For the preliminary agenda click here. To register for the conference please visit UCL conference pages