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Industry titans and foreign ministers among leading names announced for shipping’s COP26 conference

2021年9月17日
Shaping the Future of Shipping at COP26 will be held in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre

伦敦,17th 9月: Global shipping bodies have revealed a host of high-profile names who will be attending a cross-industry decarbonisation conference at COP26.

确认与会者 “塑造航运的未来” 包括:二•亨利, special advisor to the UN Global Compact; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; Juan Carlos Jobet, the 智利an Minister for Energy and Mines; and Rolf Habben Jansen, Hapag Lloyd的首席执行官. The conference’s lead sponsor is industry heavyweight the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

的部长级, day-long event will feature some of the world’s leading figures from shipping, 能源, 和金融. They will translate government ambitions set out at COP’s leaders’ summit and identify actions and recommendations for all parties, 包括国际海事组织成员国. Attendees will also discuss ways to accelerate the much-needed R&D大发黄金版网页版,以及拟议的碳排放税.

The event will bring together leaders from the shipping and 能源 sectors (who are already investing millions in decarbonisation solution), with ministers focusing on an equitable 能源 transition within shipping. 这些人包括Svein Steimler, President and CEO of NYK Group Europe Ltd; Jeremy Nixon, CEO of ONE Group; and Emanuele Grimaldi, 格里马尔迪集团常务董事.

部长们从塞浦路斯, 智利, 希腊, Panama and Kenya are confirmed to attend the conference, 定于6日举行th的 11月. 特纳勋爵, 能源过渡委员会主席, 和丹尼尔Klier, 汇丰前可持续金融主管, 将出席, alongside leaders from the Green Climate Fund and the UN.

Discussion topics at the conference will include:

  • 部门脱碳.
  • R&D, Market based measures and global policy frameworks
  • The reduction of political and financial risk along with ensuring an equitable transition.

航运业, 由国际航运商会领导, has already called on the UN to introduce a mandatory carbon levy on ships over 5000 gross tonnage via a global market-based mechanism. 工业界还支持50亿美元的研发计划&D fund to accelerate the deployment of zero-carbon technologies to ensure commercial availability. It is calling on national governments to provide political leadership and a green light for the proposals so that zero emission ships can be in the water by 2030.

‘Shaping the future of Shipping’ will be held on the 6th 11月 at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology & 创新中心,在COP26会议期间. MSC is the lead sponsor of the event, with DNV, BP and Hapag Lloyd among the other sponsors.

Guy Platten, secretary general of ICS commented: “We are bringing together these leaders from across the world so that a green light can be given from governments to unlock investment quickly and get zero carbon ships on the water by 2030.

“Without shipping, the global 能源 transition will fail. But industry can’t invest based on promises and goals. This means that without political support our 能源 transition could be put at serious risk. We need actions and tangible agreements that will release much-needed investment in shipping for the next decade and beyond.

“航运业 has come forward with a $5billion R&D基金, 不需要纳税人的钱, a global carbon levy to catalyse the transition to zero emissions technologies, and proposals that will deliver a just transition for all economies. Shipping is the sector that will unlock the global push to zero emission fuels like hydrogen and ammonia. 在警察, 我们会说‘支持我们’, or explain why you are blocking the 能源 transition to zero emission fuels.’”

Soren Toft, CEO of lead sponsor MSC, commented: “The conference represents a key moment in shipping’s transformation to a decarbonised industry. It is critical that the shipping sector has a supply of zero-emission fuels at scale and that the necessary policy framework and funding for R&D is put in place rapidly to help stimulate the process.”

Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of sponsor Hapag Lloyd, commented: “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to bring about lasting change on shipping’s decarbonisation journey.

“It is clear that the time for promises and goals is over, and we now need tangible action from both industry and government to meet ambitious decarbonisation targets for shipping. We believe that by bringing both parties together at COP26, 我们可以做到这一点, and we look forward to welcoming attendees in 11月.”

The announcement follows the conclusion of the International Chamber of Shipping’s autumn board meeting. More information on the conference can be found 在这里.