COP 24 official side-event and webinar: Achieving the IMO GHG Reduction Objectives: Fossil fuels, climate change and economic development

Nov 28 2018

Date: Monday, December 3rd, 18.30-20.30, CET

In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization committed to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping by ‘at least’ 50% compared to 2008 levels and to phase out fossil fuels as quickly as possible this century. This side-event will discuss the key questions arising from this outcome:
1) What rate of decarbonisation has IMO adopted in its Initial Strategy?
2) What are the decarbonisation pathways, technologies and options for achieving the Strategy?
3) What might the specific policy measures to achieve those pathways be?
4) Could shipping’s decarbonisation increase costs and create economic impacts on states, what could be done to address this?


This event (video, audio and slides) will be broadcast live via Skype Meeting Broadcast and also available afterwards in the archive in the UNFCCC side events webcast page.

Participants to the live broadcast can ask questions which will be seen by the moderator. 

IMO – Dr Edmund Hughes, Head Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency
IPIECA – Jim Herbertson, Technical Director, Cliamte and Energy
Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism – Kohei Iwaki, Maritime Bureau
UCL – Tristan Smith, Reader in Energy and Transport, co-chair CPLC

18.30 – 19.00 – panel member’s introductory remarks
19.00 – 19.30 – moderator led panel discussion
19.30 – 20.00 – online and in-room Q&A