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Charting a Course for Decarbonizing Maritime Transport

Maritime transport has come under increased pressure to lower, and ultimately eliminate, its contributions to climate change. To inform shipping’s energy transition and support the sector’s climate action, the World Bank has developed two technical reports on “The Potential of Zero-Carbon Bunker Fuels in Developing Countries” and “The Role of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the Transition Toward Low-and Zero-Carbon Shipping.

Accompanied by a “Summary for Policymakers and Industry”, these reports will be launched in a virtual high-level event during Singapore Maritime Week 2021. This 90 minutes’ launch event will discuss the key findings of the reports from a development perspective. It will also highlight current country ambitions and industry initiatives aimed at building up a zero-carbon bunker fuel supply chain based on green ammonia and green hydrogen. 

After opening remarks by Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion COP26, the authors will present the key conclusions of the research. This presentation will be followed by two panels featuring speakers like Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General UNCTAD, and Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy Morocco. While the first panel will discuss the potential of developing countries for a wider energy transition enabled by zero-carbon shipping, the second panel will identify risks and opportunities of shipping’s energy transition from an industry perspective. At the end, the speakers will answer questions from the live chat before the event finishes with forward-looking closing remarks.
 

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Speakers

Nigel Topping, UK High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26

UK High-Level Climate Action Champion, COP26

Dominik Englert, Economist, World Bank

Economist, World Bank

Andrew Losos, Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank

Senior Transport Specialist, World Bank

Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary General, UNCTAD

Acting Secretary General, UNCTAD

Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Morocco

Minister of Energy, Morocco

Max Correa, Head of the New Energy Division, Ministry of Energy of Chile

Head of the New Energy Division, Ministry of Energy of Chile

Christian Csaszar, Projects and Fleet Director, Ultranav

Projects and Fleet Director, Ultranav

Tristan Smith, Lecturer, University College London, and Co-Author of the Third and Fourth IMO GHG Studies

Lecturer, University College London, and Co-Author of the Third and Fourth IMO GHG Studies

Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Head of Projects & Programmes, Global Maritime Forum

Managing Director, Head of Projects & Programmes, Global Maritime Forum

Birgitte Vartdal, Executive Vice President European Wind and Solar, Statkraft, and former CEO of Golden Ocean

Executive Vice President European Wind and Solar, Statkraft, and former CEO of Golden Ocean

Moderator

Global Director, Climate Change, World Bank

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