Shipping set to debate ‘code red’ climate change issues ahead of COP26

As a landmark United Nations climate study declares “code red for humanity”, maritime leaders are set to discuss how the shipping industry can play its part in meeting global targets, just two months ahead of the crucial COP26 talks in Glasgow.

Examining the core question: “Is shipping ready for the outcomes of COP26?” industry leaders will consider key factors which will help or hinder shipping as it navigates through the political, technological and economic challenges of creating a sustainable, carbon free and economically viable future.

Tim Wilkins, Environment Director and Deputy Managing Director of INTERTANKO, will moderate the debate, which takes place during the headline conference of London International Shipping Week (LISW21) being held at the London headquarters of the UN’s International Maritime Organisation on Wednesday September 15.

Anticipating a meaningful debate, he said: “COP26 represents an opportunity for shipping to demonstrate how it contributes to the fight against global climate change, identifying sustainable solutions to meet humanity’s climate goals. It is vital that our industry makes a meaningful contribution to this dialogue and focuses carefully on what messages to send to world leaders in Glasgow and this debate will be an important precursor to those high-level discussions.”

For more information or to attend the conference, entitled: Driving Growth In A Disrupted World, visit the website: www.londoninternationalshipingweek.com

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