Arctic Marine Operations and Shipping: Green Initiatives and Challenges
Major economies aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. Such an ambition implies an almost full transition away from using fossil fuels to power the transport sector, including maritime transport. How will the maritime Arctic be influenced by global responses to climate change?
Abstract: Major economies aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. Such an ambition implies an almost full transition away from using fossil fuels to power the transport sector, including maritime transport. How will the maritime Arctic be influenced by global responses to climate change? The webinar addresses maritime transport in the Arctic and will provide insights into a complex set of issues: the Arctic’s policy framework for marine safety and environmental protection; indigenous and conservation perspectives; green ship technology; marine infrastructure; and, what measures are needed to make Arctic marine operations and shipping more sustainable.
When: 7th of April 2021, CET: 18.00-20.00 (Norway) and AKDT: 08.00-10.00 (Alaska)
Chair: Jim Gamble, Arctic Programme Director of Pacific Environment
Moderator: Eystein Jansen, Professor at the University of Bergen, the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and Academic Director of Academia Europaea Bergen Knowledge Hub
Program: The program includes two keynotes followed by a moderated panel-debate with keynote speakers and panelists. The panelists will all give brief introductions between the keynotes and the debate. There will be opportunities for registered participants to ask questions in the debate by chat. Biographies of the contributors can be downloaded here.
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Lawson Brigham, Wilson Fellow, Polar Institute of the Wilson Center
Challenges and policies for Arctic marine operations & shipping (20 minutes)
Morten Mejlænder-Larsen, Director of Arctic Operations and Technology, DNV
The green transition for arctic shipping (20 minutes)
Hege Økland, CEO at Maritime CleanTech
Green global shipping, status on technological aspects (5-7 minutes introduction)
Arild Moe, Senior Research Fellow, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Russian Arctic Shipping: Commercial and political drivers (5-7 minutes introduction)
Mellisa Johnson, Executive Director, Bering Sea Elders Group,
Community perspectives on Arctic shipping (5-7 minutes introduction)
Sian Prior, Lead Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance,
Sustainable Arctic Shipping – priorities from an environmental group perspective (5-7 minutes introduction)