Maritime Energy Transition - Setting the Course towards Decarbonisation of Shipping
Since the Paris Agreement left out international shipping from any climate goals, the white elephant in room since 2015 has been: What is international shipping´s contribution in reaching the climate goals? The EU Parliament positioned itself shortly afterwards and asked the IMO to act. In April 2018 the IMO agreed to at least halve the greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The question at hand is now: How to reach the IMO goals?
For the shipping industry, 2050 is almost “tomorrow”, and to cut its emissions by 50% or even more is obviously impossible without significant changes regarding technologies, supply chains, fuels, etc.
Together with VDMA Engines and Systems, the Searica intergroup , will organise a conference on the "Maritime Energy Transition" to discuss the opportunities and challenges with MEPs and representatives from the European Commission, maritime industry, ports, NGOs and science.
We were pleased to welcome you to this panel discussion to search together answers on the questions What’s the way forward, how do we get there – and what is necessary today to achieve the agreed targets tomorrow?
Presentations by the speakers are available here below
What is an Intergroup?
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.