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Julien Dufour

Julien Dufour

ulien Dufour is a transport and environmental auditor, verifier, researcher and speaker with 20 years’ experience in the transport sector and eight years’ experience in carbon emissions monitoring, reporting, and verification. He is the Founder and CEO of Verifavia and Verifavia Shipping, the worldwide independent carbon emissions verification bodies for aviation and maritime transport. Verifavia Shipping provides carbon emissions verification services that enable shipping companies to navigate the requirements of the EU MRV Regulation efficiently and effectively. By invitation of the European Commission, Julien is an active member of the Commission’s groups of experts on EU MRV, under the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF). He is also Task Leader of the Commission’s Task Force on the verification of the emissions report, responsible for drafting the relevant guidance document, and a member of the task forces on the preparation and assessment of the Monitoring Plan.

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Key challenges for shipping emissions regulations in 2018

Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, talked to GREEN4SEA about the major industry developments and challenges ahead with respect to the emissions regulatory framework. Enforcement of sulphur regulations, in combination with the coming into force of two emission monitoring systems, the EU MRV and the IMO DCS, are expected as the major challenges for shipping companies in 2018, according to Mr. Dufour.

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Shipping emissions: lessons learned from the aviation industry

Mr. Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, comments current developments regarding the inclusion of shipping in ETS and stresses that regardless the offsetting scheme is finally run by either IMO or an ETS, it is important for the industry not to deviate from the initial object; the reduction of the GHG emissions from shipping. Mr Dufour shares his long experience from the aviation industry to describe what an EU ETS for shipping would mean, noting that it will be definitely a ‘complex process’.

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What next for EU MRV?

As an active member of the Commission's working group on Verification and Accreditation, Julien Dufour, CEO, Verifavia Shipping, blogs about the regulation, the recently published Monitoring Plan template, and the implications for ship operators ahead of the UK Chamber’s EU MRV Seminar on 29th September.

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