Programme gmec 2020

Towards zero emissions

9 September 2020

Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd floor
Status: December 2019, subject to alterations

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10:30 - 10:40


Welcoming address by organiser
10:40 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Session 1

Desulphurisation: IMO 2020 and early problems encountered

• Addressing the challenges that occur as new regulations are implemented
• Scrubbers for sulphur – a sustainable option?
• Low sulphur fuel - have availability, compatibility and safety concerns been addressed?
• Improving technology for existing regulations
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 - 14:30

Session 2

Decarbonisation: Towards 2050 and the search for alternative fuels

• Green technology and meeting shipping’s decarbonisation challenge
• The development of alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia etc.
• Combining technologies to meet the 2050 net-zero target
• Carbon neutral versus zero carbon future for shipping
14:30 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 16:25

Session 3

NGOs and shipping

Leading environmental organisations and the international shipping industry are working together to achieve one aim - a cleaner environment with a level playing field. NGOs and maritime industry experts will discuss shipping’s green credentials and its role in achieving this ambitious goal. Is carbon offsetting a viable solution, alongside other more conventional methods designed to reduce emissions?
16:25 - 16:30

Closing remarks