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Our mission for Shaping the Future of Shipping


The Shaping the Future of Shipping is a major cross-industry event that was held during COP26 in Glasgow on Saturday 6th November.

The unprecedented day-long event presented a major opportunity to meet and discuss with some of the world’s leading figures on decarbonisation from across the globe, including government representatives, regulators and policymakers, and to seek the high-level political support needed to ensure progress of the industry’s decarbonisation activities.

The conference addressed key strategic issues in shipping’s rapidly evolving decarbonisation journey and showcased it’s efforts to decarbonise and deliver a sustainable and equitable future for the industry.

See the full programme here and full list of speakers here. We are grateful to the support of our partners who can be found here.

To watch all footage from the conference click here.

What to expect


Shaping the Future of Shipping will…

  • Provide a flagship point of contact for the shipping industry at COP26 to showcase its leadership on decarbonising the industry to the COP26 delegates.
  • Address key strategic issues in shipping’s rapidly evolving decarbonisation journey.
  • Draw in influential stakeholders including high-level policymakers, government and industry representatives, leaders of international organisations and regulators who are attending COP26,
  • Enable influential stakeholders to understand what shipping is doing to improve the sustainability of the industry and to discuss its requirements in terms of regulatory environment, finance and R&D to accelerate the pace of decarbonisation towards net zero.

The venue

The event took place during COP26 at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre.