In just under three weeks over 200 maritime and energy sector leaders will convene with governments and other key stakeholders across the supply value chain at COP28 for the Shaping the Future of Shipping: Delivering a Net Zero World Summit in Dubai.
n particular, the Summit is the largest gathering of this kind to be held at a COP. It will provide a platform for cross-sectoral stakeholders across the whole value chain to discuss ambitious, practical and actionable solutions to advance infrastructure, fuel availability, financing, and set out how to prepare the maritime workforce to accelerate the transition to a low and zero carbon emissions economy. The Summit will build on discussions at COP28 to set a course for the industry and will provide recommendations to both the COP28 Presidency and the IMO.
A host of high-profile names will be attending the cross-industry decarbonisation summit at COP28. Some of the confirmed attendees include: Kitack Lim, Secretary General, International Maritime Organization (IMO); Arsenio Dominguez, Secretary General Elect, International Maritime Organization; Melina Travlos, President, Union of Greek Shipowners and Chair, Neptune Shipping Lines; Bud Darr, EVP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC; Christopher J Wiernicki, ABS Chairman and CEO; Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA); Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor, Ocean, UN Global Compact, United Nations; Anders Hammer Strømman, Lead Author Transport 6th Assessment Report, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Emanuele Grimaldi, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping; Professor Lynn Loo, CEO, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation; Jeremy Nixon, CEO of ONE; Nikolaus H. Schuës, CEO, F. Laeisz and President BIMCO; and Nick Brown, CEO of Lloyd’s Register.
The flagship maritime event will be held on the 10 December at the Museum of the Future and will be hosted under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates Ministry for Energy and Infrastructure. The event is organised by a coalition of leading maritime industry bodies and coordinated by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), in partnership with the Emirates Shipping Association.
The Shaping the Future of Shipping Summit at COP28 will bring together leaders and stakeholders of both the energy and transport sectors to work cooperatively and collaboratively towards meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals of 2050 and indicative checkpoints of 2030 and 2040.
..Professor Lynn Loo, CEO, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, commented.
Holding the Shaping the Future of Shipping summit in Dubai as the world comes together for COP28 to address the era-defining challenge of decarbonization, the ICS has ensured the voice of shipping will be heard at the highest levels and that our industry takes its place at the heart of the global energy transition.
..Christopher J Wiernicki, ABS Chairman and CEO, added.
Sturla Henriksen, Special Advisor, Ocean, UN Global Compact, United Nations added that decarbonizing shipping is key to decarbonizing global trade. The Summit will bring together leaders from industry, governments and international regulatory bodies to address the urgent and coordinated efforts needed to succeed.
In order to meet our decarbonisation goals, it is essential that all stakeholders work together across the value chain in order to collaborate to ensure practical and plausible solutions are agreed to the challenge we face ahead.
..Emanuele Grimaldi, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and Managing Director, Grimaldi Group, added.