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    Nigel Topping, UN High Level Climate Action Champion, COP26

    Gonzalo Muñoz, UN High Level Climate Action Champion, COP25

    Time for shipping to join the Race to Zero

    Well over 2,000 businesses have committed to Paris-aligned decarbonization by joining the Race to Zero, building critical momentum in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow in November.


    Aoife O’Leary, Director, International Climate, Environmental Defense Fund

    From Zero to Hero: Unlocking Shipping’s Global Investment Opportunity

    For countries with a large renewable energy generation potential, decarbonising the shipping industry provides a huge investment opportunity.


    Henriette Thygesen, Executive Vice President, CEO Fleet and Strategic Brands, A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S

    Christian M. Ingerslev, CEO, Maersk Tankers

    Lasse Kristoffersen, CEO, Torvald Klaveness

    Jose Maria Larocca, Executive Director and Co-Head of Oil Trading, Trafigura

    Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

    Dr. Christoph Wolff, Shaping the Future of Mobility, Executive Committee Member, World Economic Forum

    Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Global Maritime Forum

    Decarbonizing shipping: The time to act is now

    A conversation with a six-year-old will lay to rest any doubts you may have about the importance of tackling climate change. Environmental awareness is the hallmark of our time. While older generations ponder over the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’, younger ones wonder why so much time goes on debating rather than doing.


    Ashley Howard, Chief Financial & Operating Officer, Commercial, Rio Tinto

    Eman Abdalla, Global Operations Director, Cargill Ocean Transportation

    Guilherme Brega, Head of Shipping, Vale SA

    Kit Kernon, Global Head of Shipping, Vitol

    Peter Lye, Global Head of Shipping, Anglo American

    Our Best Practices for Charterers to facilitate crew changes

    We have developed a framework of best practices for charterers to help facilitate crew changes. Our ambition is to create a framework that charterers can adapt to their own specific circumstances. We hope that this will inspire others to not only implement these actions on but also to openly share their best practices.


    Andrew Wright, Secretary General , The Mission to Seafarers

    How 25 pairs of shoes make a difference to the crew change crisis

    Some things have improved but there is a very long way to go before the crew change crisis is solved. The situation makes seafarer charities’ work crucial for the well-being of seafarers.


    Jesse Fahnestock, Project Director, Global Maritime Forum

    Connor Bingham, Project Manager, Global Maritime Forum

    New Mapping of Zero Emission Pilots and Demonstration Projects shows an increasing focus on hydrogen based fuels

    The uptake of pilot and demonstration projects is a vital step in pushing forward the transition to zero emission fuels for the maritime industry. The second edition of the Getting to Zero Coalition’s Mapping of Zero Emission Pilots and Demonstration Projects demonstrates the scale and diversity of projects already underway.


    Peder Osterkamp, Shipping Lead, COP26 Climate Champions

    Dr Tristan Smith, Reader in Energy and Shipping, University College London

    Kasper Søgaard, Head of Research, Global Maritime Forum

    Five percent zero emission fuels by 2030 needed for Paris-aligned shipping decarbonization

    The ambition of the Getting to Zero Coalition is to have commercially viable zero emission vessels operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030. But at what degree of adoption do zero emission fuels become “commercially viable”? An S-curve based analysis suggests that zero emission fuels need to make up 5 percent of the international shipping fuel mix by 2030 to enable decarbonization in line with Paris goals.


    Shravan Bhat, Program Marketing Lead, Center for Climate-Alignment Finance

    James Mitchell, Director, Center for Climate-Alignment Finance

    A year at sea: The Poseidon Principles and the possibilities of sectoral decarbonization

    It’s the moment climate finance professionals live for: when an idea—an initiative—is turned into real world action by real world actors. A year after the Poseidon Principles were signed, 15 banking signatories have now disclosed their ship loan portfolios’ climate alignment scores for 2019.


    We have a shared responsibility for bringing our seafarers home

    The holiday season is approaching fast for much of the world’s population and will be an opportunity for many to spend time with family and friends. But for thousands of seafarers, the ongoing crew change crisis deprives them even of the hope of being home in time for the holidays.


    Steven Jones, Founder, Seafarers Happiness Index

    Seafarer happiness survey reveals scale of crew crisis challenge

    The shipping industry often talks about seafarers and the problems facing them, but it can be difficult to generate data about how those at sea feel about their jobs and lives. In seeking insight from ships the question of whether seafarers are happy is often overlooked.

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