Net Zero Shipping: How can international shipping decarbonise?
20 January 2022
The Environmental Audit Committee examines the opportunities for shipping to decarbonise, and look at what incentives and market-based mechanisms can support the sector towards greener fuels. Across two panels, representatives from academia and the shipping and finance industries will be giving evidence.
- Watch Parlliament TV: Net zero aviation and shipping
- Inquiry: Net zero aviation and shipping
- Environmental Audit Committee
Wednesday 26 January 2022
- Dr Tristan Smith, Reader in Energy and Shipping, UCL Energy Institute
- Guy Platten, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
- Mike McCartain, Group Director of Safety, Marine and Engineering, Associated British Ports
- Katharine Palmer, Global Head of Sustainability, Lloyd's Register and UN Climate Change High-Level Climate Champion’s Shipping Lead
- Michael Parker, Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore, Citi
- Alex Clark, Researcher, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford
International shipping accounts for about 2.7% of global carbon dioxide emissions, and if shipping was a country, it would be the sixth highest emitter. It is expected that the global demand for shipping will increase in the next few years, with warnings that CO2 emissions will increase by 50% above 2018 levels if no action is taken.