The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that unless there are immediate, rapid and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach.
It is now clear and widely accepted that the shipping sector has significant potential to reduce its emissions and could make a big contribution to staying within 1.5 °C carbon budgets.
At this event we will gather key players from across the shipping ecosystem and a broad range of stakeholders such as finance and insurance to determine how to deliver on that potential in light of the conclusions from COP26.
The latest news and speculation coming out of COP26 will guide us, and there will be plenty of opportunity for participation and conversation (including over lunch) and a shared determination to establish a clear basis for action: in light of COP26 and all the conferences, conversations and summits leading up to this moment, what do we do now?
We will explore climate actions being taken in the wider global economy; how shipping’s existing decarbonization plans fit with ever-increasing ambition; and how we can both drive down short-term emissions to stay within the goals of the Paris Accord and make the longer term system transition to a net zero future.
Working with the UN’s Global Action Plan for Transport as a guide, International Futures Forum facilitated a deep dive into what’s missing that might release the potential for urgent change within the sector. We will identify tangible, immediate actions we can take; and promising avenues for further exploration together (an online platform for further collaboration will remain open for 12 months).
Together we can create the shipping industry for the future.