Climate change mitigation is a pressing issue for the shipping industry. As other sectors decarbonise the current contribution of shipping to greenhouse gas emissions (around 3% of global CO2 emissions) is expected to increase markedly by 2050 (to around 20–25% of global CO2 emissions). Several governments and inter-governmental organisations are now working actively to establish regulatory frameworks for shipping-related greenhouse gas emissions at national, regional and international levels. These developments are complemented by a growing range of non-government efforts to identify pathways for progressive decarbonisation of the shipping sector.
Shipping in Changing Climates (SCC) is a coalition of industry stakeholders and leading UK academic institutions, working to develop new knowledge and understanding on the subject of the shipping system, its energy efficiency and emissions, and its transition to a low carbon, more resilient future. As part of London International Shipping Week, SCC will host a stakeholder workshop to explore how different non-government actors can work together – to facilitate, support and lead efforts to reduce GHG emissions from shipping, and inform development of an appropriate international regulatory response. The workshop will bring together a small and diverse group of experts – including from classification societies, certification and standard-setting bodies, shippers and ship owners, and companies from the finance, insurance, engineering and retail sectors.
This is an invitation only event. To register please email Dr Ben Milligan: firstname.lastname@example.org