Join our COP 25 event in Madrid on 13 December

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), and the Spanish Shipowners’ Association (ANAVE) will be jointly organising an event at the COP 25 in Madrid. 

Entitled "How does maritime transport contribute to a carbon-neutral and climate-resilient planet by 2050?", the event will explore the current and planned actions by the shipping industry in response to the challenges of this COP25.

COP25, the UN Climate Change Conference, is now taking place in Madrid from 2 December until 13 December. Speaking at the event will be ICS Deputy Secretary-General, Simon Bennett, ECSA Secretary-General, Martin Dorsman, and ANAVE Director-General Manuel Carlier.

"Now we need to redouble our efforts to deliver further dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency, as demanded by governments and society at large,” said the ICS Deputy Secretary-General, Simon Bennett.

“ICS is acutely aware of the urgent need for all economic activities, including international shipping, to eventually eliminate GHG emissions as soon as practicable, through a combination of short term measures such as such as speed optimisation and longer term measures such as the use of zero-carbon fuels.”

“The transition to zero CO2 emitting fuels – which ICS has dubbed the ‘Fourth Propulsion Revolution’ – is the challenge of our age, and one that we know the industry will embrace. This will require truly massive investment in research and development, which ICS believes must be at the heart of the IMO GHG Strategy if the ambitious reduction targets that IMO Member States have set are to be met,” he added.

Event details:

• Name: Action FNA054 - “Maritime transport: an ally in the fight against climate change”
• Date and Time: Friday 13 December 2019, from 14:15 to 15:00.
• Venue: Sectoral Climate Action, Green Zone, IFEMA Madrid

How to participate?

1.Register to first gain access to the "Green Zone" by clicking on "Access":
2.Send an email with your full name and organisation name to:

  • International Chamber of Shipping
  • 38 St Mary Axe, London
  • EC3A 8BH