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Greener shipping: realising a global ambition


25 Oct 2021 18:30


Brussels Renaissance Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
1000  Brussels



Event Description

Update - second speaker confirmed: MEP Jutta Paulus

You are warmly invited to a roundtable discussion on

Greener shipping: realising a global ambition

On October 25th



Pernille Weiss MEP (EPP)

Jutta Paulus MEP (Greens/EFA)


Representatives from Trafigura, the Getting to Zero Coalition and the Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association

at the

Brussels Renaissance Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19

Food and drinks will be provided.


The coming months will be critical to put in place effective measures to decarbonise the shipping sector.

The IMO MEPC 77 (22-26 November) and the Glasgow COP26 summit (1-12 November) present a clear window of opportunity to take the necessary steps. On an EU level, members of the European Parliament will be discussing the European Commission proposal to include maritime transport under the existing ETS and the FuelEU Maritime proposal to promote sustainable shipping fuels.

Over 150 companies and organisations from across the maritime, finance and energy sectors have already called on the International Maritime Organization to commit to fully decarbonising shipping by 2050. An initiative led by the Getting to Zero Coalition calls on governments to collaborate with industry to generate the necessary policies and investments that can power the energy transition over the next few years.

In this event, members of the European Parliament and industry leaders will discuss the fastest road to decarbonisation.

We will hope to answer the question:

What can the EU do to push for a worldwide decarbonisation of this global sector?


MEP Pernille Weiss, is a politician from the Conservative People’s Party of Denmark and a member of the European People’s Party, EPP.

Weiss holds a seat in the Industry, Research & Energy Committee (ITRE) and is a substitute in The Committee on the Environment (ENVI), Public Health and Food Safety. Ms. Weiss also holds a substitute seat in The Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM).

Pernille Weiss was last year appointed as the EPP Group's shadow rapporteur for the parliament report on carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport.

MEP Jutta Paulus is a Member of the European Parliament for The Greens/EFA since 2019. She is a member of the committees on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Transport (TRAN).

Paulus started her career as a pharmacist, co-founded an independent laboratory for the examination of chemical hazards, and worked in quality management. From 2017 to 2019, she was the regional co-president of the Rhineland-Palatinate Greens.

Paulus was last year appointed as the ENVI rapporteur for the revision of the EU MRV regulation.

Featuring representatives from Trafigura, the Getting to Zero Coalition and the Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association.

All attendees will need to present a Covid Safe Ticket (proof of vaccination, recent negative PCR test or recovery certificate) to enter the event.



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