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ETS in Shipping: Elixir or Threat to Sustainability?

To provide insights that can best serve EU objectives, notably to enable maritime transport to make a meaningful contribution to climate change whilst safeguarding its competitiveness.

Regulators, Shipowners and NGOs come together to debate…
• ETS comes in many shapes and sizes. Given the specificity and the international character of the shipping sector, what should be the “Dos” and “Dont’s” in the Commission’s proposal?
• Is ETS part of, or the only solution to mitigate climate change from shipping? Is it essential or more effective than other measures? What other market-based and/or operational measures are needed?
• How much should ETS affect EU shipping and internal market policies for the proposal to be proportional?
• As combating climate change knows no borders, how compatible is the EU-ETS with IMO’s global decarbonisation approaches?

Welcome Remarks


Prof. Costas Kadis
Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
Republic of Cyprus


Mr. Andreas Kettis
Head of the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus

Moderator


Mr. Vassilios Demetriades
Shipping Deputy Minister to the President
Republic of Cyprus



Panellists
Regulators


Ms. Magdalena Adamowicz
MEP, Member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, European Parliament


Ms. Clara de la Torre
Deputy Director-General of Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA), European Commission

Shipowners


Mr. Andreas Hadjiyiannis
CYPRUS SEA LINES CO. LTD


Mr. Philippos Philis
Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd

NGOs


Dr. Faig Abbasov
Shipping Director at Transport & Environment (T&E)


Dr. Xenia I. Loizidou
NGO AKTI Project and Research Centre

 

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