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Carbon Revenues from International Shipping: Enabling an Effective and Equitable Energy Transition

Global maritime transport plays a crucial role in facilitating global trade and fostering economic development around the world. At the same time, shipping represents a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Of which, these GHG emissions are expected to grow further under a business-as-usual scenario. In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization officially committed itself to at least halve GHG emissions from ships by 2050 from 2008 levels. Today, more and more maritime stakeholders are calling for full decarbonization by mid-century. This ambitious transition toward zero-carbon shipping can only be achieved effectively and equitably with stringent policy intervention. This webinar will take a deeper look into the prospects of market-based measures to enable and accelerate shipping’s decarbonization. It will set a particular focus on the revenue-raising potential of carbon pricing and the strategic use of carbon revenues for the benefit of an equitable energy transition in the shipping sector and beyond.

About the Presenters

Martin Humphreys, World Bank

Martin Humphreys is a Lead Transport Economist and the Global Lead for Transport Connectivity and Regional Integration, Maritime Transport and Logistics at the World Bank. He has been working in the transport sector for nearly 30 years in a number of different countries/regions, including inter alia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Russia, South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia, the South Caucasus, the Baltic States, and the Western Balkan countries, and Eastern and Southern Africa. His experience covers roads, railways, inland waterways and maritime ports, public private partnerships, and trade and transport facilitation, in post-conflict, fragile, and low and middle income countries. Martin has a first degree in Economics, and a Master’s Degree and Ph.D in Transport Economics.

Johannah Christensen, Global Maritime Forum

Johannah Christensen is chief executive officer of the Global Maritime Forum, an international non-profit organisation committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human well-being. The forum brings together a broad spectrum of leaders from across the industry to find new solutions to the most important challenges facing the industry today and in the future. The Global Maritime Forum is a Founding Partner of the Getting to Zero Coalition.

Johannah Christensen joined the forum in 2017 as Managing Director, Head of Projects & Programmes and has served as CEO since July 2021. During her career, Ms Christensen has helped businesses address global challenges in a variety of different roles, working at INDEX: Design to Improve Life, Scandinavian think tank Monday Morning, the World Economic Forum and as an independent advisor.

Goran Dominioni, Dublin City University

Goran Dominioni is an Assistant Professor at the School of Law and Government of Dublin City University. His primary research interests are fiscal policy for climate change and climate change law. Goran has held visiting research positions at Cornell Law School, Copenhagen University, UC Louvain. His research has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, American law reviews, and policy outlets and has been awarded prizes from various institutions, including Yale Law School, MIT Climate CoLab and the World Bank. Goran holds an LLM from Yale Law School and a PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Jan-Christoph Napierski, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Jan-Christoph Napierski joined the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping as Head of Regulatory Affairs in 2021. He is leading the Center’s work with policy and regulatory to reach global Zero Carbon Shipping by 2050. Jan-Christoph has more than 15 years of experience in policymaking, most recently as Diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, where he worked with Maritime Security Policy, Maritime Trade, Economic diplomacy, and Sustainability. Jan-Christoph has worked three years at Denmark’s permanent representation to NATO in Bruxelles and two years as an assistant in the European Parliament. Jan-Christoph has studied in Germany, Poland, UK, and Denmark and holds a Master’s degree in European Studies.

Lau Blaxekjær, Global Maritime Forum

Lau Blaxekjær is Senior Project Manager at the Global Maritime Forum where he supports the Getting to Zero Coalition’s work on zero emission shipping and public-private collaboration. Lau has extensive experience with climate diplomacy from both a practical and theoretical perspective. Lau was Denmark’s lead GHG negotiator at the International Maritime Organization and holds a PhD degree in political science focused on global governance of climate change. Lau also held positions as Programme Director of West Nordic Studies, Governance and Sustainable Management at the University of the Faroe Islands and as Visiting Professor at Shanghai Ocean University in China. He has written extensively on green growth, climate and sustainability governance with a focus on diplomacy and multi-stakeholder collaboration and has advised the Nordic governments among others on these issues.

Sanjay Chittarajan Kuttan, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonization

Sanjay has held various positions in the private and public sector across his career. Prior to joining GCMD, he was the Executive Director of the Singapore Maritime Institute which is responsible for funding maritime research projects with industry and building local capabilities in the maritime sector, an appointment in 2018 after more than 2 years as a Programme Director/Senior Scientist at the Energy Research Institute at the Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) managing the NRF funded Smart Multi Energy System project.

His experience in the private sector has primarily been in the oil and gas, as well as energy sectors.  The roles range from line management and business development at ExxonMobil, management consulting with McKinsey to policy and industry development for the Energy Market Authority and business leadership with DNVGL. In management consulting, he was involved in refining operational improvements, fuels and lubes retail strategy and corporate performance culture transformation.

At DNVGL, he was engaged in Smart grids and power systems, renewables and grid integration, energy efficiency, electricity markets and energy policy. As the Director of Industry Development at the Energy Market Authority, he was in charge of three key clean technology projects namely the Intelligent Energy System Pilot (aka Smart Grid), the Electric Vehicle Test bed and the Pulau Ubin Renewable energy project.

He is currently a council member of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (2011) and a member of MTI’s Pro-Enterprise Panel (2019). In 2020, he was also appointed to the Management Committee of Ecolabs, The Centre of Innovation for Energy, Advisory Board for Qi Square and District Councillor for the Central Singapore Community Development Council.

Dominik Englert, World Bank

Dominik has turned his passion for fighting climate change into his profession. In his efforts to decarbonize the global economy, he works as economist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. From 2015 to 2021, he was part of the World Bank’s Climate Change Group before shifting to the Transport Global Practice in summer 2021. As the co-lead of the World Bank’s global engagement in decarbonizing maritime transport, he mainly focuses on reducing emissions in the shipping sector. For instance, he has been the co-author of several reports on alternative fuels and market-based measures.

Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Bo Cerup-Simonsen is CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Cerup-Simonsen has held a number of prominent positions within shipping technology and innovation incl. VP, Head of Newbuilding Strategy and Portfolio at Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL); Director of the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at the Technical University of Denmark; and VP, Head of Maersk Maritime Technology (MMT) where he, among other things was responsible for a large number of engineering and newbuilding projects including the world’s most energy efficient containership series, the Triple-E. Mr. Cerup Simonsen holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering) from the Technical University of Denmark and an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School. Bo lives with his wife Ingrid and their three children in Humlebaek, Denmark.

Target Audience

The webinar targets all stakeholders from the shipping sector as well as from the general public interested in decarbonizing maritime transport through innovative policymaking. It sets a special focus on policymakers at the International Maritime Organization, shipping experts in the private sector, maritime researchers from academia, and environmental activists in civil society.

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