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Shipping under scrutiny at COP21, UCL-Energy Lecturer Tristan Smith participates in COP21 side event

9 December 2015


On December 5th, UCL-Energy Lecturer and lead author of the Third IMO GHG, Dr Tristan Smith participated in the COP21 side event: The Path for Low Carbon Shipping. This event considered what options are available to put shipping on a sustainable path, and how a successful COP Agreement can contribute to this objective. 

The speakers at this event included: 

Welcome remarks by the Permanent Secretary of State, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Thomas Egebo

Tony de Brum – Foreign Minister, Republic of the Marshall Islands 

Maria Bruun Skipper – Director, Danish Shipowner’s Association 

Tristan Smith – Lecturer at the UCL Energy Institute and lead author of the Third IMO GHG Study 

Bill Hemmings – Director aviation and shipping, Transport&Environment 

Moderated by Jose Maria Figueres, Co-Chair Global Ocean Commission and former president of Costa Rica.

With closing remarks by the Managing Director, European Climate Foundation, Christoph Wolff

Read Tristan Smiths blog about this event and the work going into achieving a sustainable path for shipping

Media coverage: 

The New York Times: Building Greener Ships, to Keep the Sea From Rising

The Huffington Post: China Acts to Control Shipping Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Hellenic Shipping News: 9 Reasons 2015 Was a Green Year in Shipping

Climate Home: Paris climate deal must tackle shipping emissions, say experts