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DfT and Maritime London present – Green Finance, supporting a zero emission maritime future

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

An event promoting Green Finance within the Maritime sector amongst lenders, borrowers and intermediaries. This session focuses on how green finance can be harnessed to respond to the ambitious decarbonisation challenge the UK government has set. It will discuss how the UK can position itself to be a leader in this field. Email contact:



17:00-17.05 Welcome address

Claire McAllister, Deputy Director, Maritime Environment & Financial Incentives, Department for Transport, HMG

17:05-17.15 An overview of the UK’s Green Finance Strategy

Edward Hogg, Deputy Head of Green Finance, Department for Business, Environment and Industrial Strategy, HMG

17.15-17.20 Opening address from the Minister for Maritime

Nusrat Ghani, Minister for Maritime, Department for Transport, HMG

17.20-17.35 Keynote address from the Chairman of the GFI: What is Green Finance and how can it be used to facilitate progress towards current targets?

Sir. Roger Gifford, Chairman of the Green Finance Institute, City of London Corporation, Senior Banker, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

This session provides an overview of how the green finance market has developed. It explores how “green” products are evolving to respond to demands for action on climate change and how they can be utilised to meet the UK’s net-zero carbon target.

17.35-18.15 Panel discussion: Bringing clean technologies and finance together to achieve net-zero targets

Chaired by: Lindsey Keeble, Global Maritime Sector Head, Watson Farley & Williams and a Partner in the Asset Finance group in London

Panellists include: Paul Taylor, Global Head of Shipping, Société Générale, Tony Foster, CEO, Marine Capital and Stephen Fewster, Global Head of Shipping Finance, ING, Katharine Palmer, Global Head of Sustainability, Marine & Offshore, Lloyd’s Register

This panel discussion explores how the UK can bridge the gap between finance and emerging technologies in the maritime arena. It focuses on how investment opportunities in technologies are identified and how allocations are made. The session examines how external and internal pressures can influence these decisions and the role that green criteria can play.



Interview: Establishing long term success in the Maritime Technology Sector

Chaired by: Lindsey Keeble, Global Maritime Sector Head, Watson Farley & Williams and a Partner in the Asset Finance group in London

Interviewee: Noah Silberschmidt, CEO, Silverstream Technologies

The session follows the story of a clean technology company. It assesses how they succeeded in developing their technological offering and also explores how they’re able to compete and thrive in a competitive, yet arguably conservative market.

18:30 Closing remarks

Sheena Amin, Senior Policy Advisor, Maritime Business Services, Department for Transport, HMG




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September 11, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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