With attention for action on climate change fully focused on COP27 this November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, industry expectations are running high.
A revision of the International Maritime Organisation’s Initial Greenhouse Gas Strategy is expected to be considered at a meeting of MEPC 80 scheduled for mid-2023, meaning that MEPC 79 in December will be a forum for member states and others to influence the Initial GHG Strategy.
Consequently, COP27, an ‘implementation’ COP with a focus on finance and resilience, will have a significant bearing on the pace and shape of shipping’s decarbonisation ambitions, with implications for shipping stakeholders across the maritime value chain.
Immediately after COP27, in partnership with the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions, we will convene a conversation with key attendees to get their insights on what happened at COP27 and how this could play out at the IMO GHG negotiations at MEPC 79 and 80 in terms of the level of ambition, 1.5 alignment and interim targets, advancing the mid-term measures package and an equitable transition.
This webinar was recorded on the 22 November, 2022
Charles Haskell, Decarbonisation Programme Manager, Lloyd's Register
Katharine Palmer, Shipping Lead for the UN High Level Climate Champions
Michael Wiseman, Head of International Maritime Emissions Policy, Department for Transport
Dr Tristan Smith, Associate Professor in Energy and Transport, UCL
Dr Charlotte Kirk, scientist and green ammonia expert, Fortescue Future Industries Ltd
H.E. Albon Ishoda, RMI Ambassador to the Republic of Korea